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Open Access Policy

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As one of the most experienced publishers in Germany, De Gruyter is pleased to announce its support of the Open Access movement.

In order to enable the free exchange of scientific information the following rules shall apply:

  • De Gruyter allows self-archiving of articles published in multi-authored works (journals, anthologies, edited volumes and databases) 12 months after publication.
  • Authors are permitted to use the published version of their article in the publisher’s layout.
  • Authors shall self-archive their article only in their institutional repository of their affiliated university or research institute on and/or post the article on their personal website.
  • Authors MAY NOT self-archive their articles in public and/or commercial subject based repositories (e.g. PubMed Central).
  • The published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles' DOI must be set.

Note for authors of NIH-funded research
De Gruyter acknowledges that the author of an US-agency-funded article retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to agency upon acceptance for publication or thereafter, for public archiving in PubMed Central 12 months after publication. Please note that only the accepted authors’ version of the manuscript, not the PDF file of the published article, may be used for NIH archiving.

Effective immediately the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND shall apply for all Open Access content. This means:

  • The name of the author/copyright owner must be mentioned in the manner requested by the author/copyright owner.
  • The publication and its content may not be used in its Open Access format for commercial purposes.
  • The publication and its content may not be edited, modified, or otherwise change.

Please notice that De Gruyter Open offers the possibility to publish open access.