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Take advantage of the opportunity to have your work published in a renowned series or in an emerging science journal supervised by highly distinguished scholars.

Numerous journals published by De Gruyter Open have impact factors, reflecting their importance in the academic discourse. Others cover fields that are not only evolving but that have already acquired significant interest in the scientific community.

All De Gruyter Open journals and books are published in the open access model and thus provide unrestricted access for all users. Scientists from both high and low-income countries have free and equal access to the results of the latest research, which means that paywalls can no longer decelerate the development of science in some regions.


Individualized Support and Guidance from Experienced Editors
All of our editors have received academic training in the subject areas they oversee and are ready to provide dependable and close support on your path to publication.

Virtually no manuscript is ready for print upon submission. Language editing, proofreading, typesetting, adding graphics, converting the file into standard formats such as XML, and creating metadata are not only time-consuming and costly, but also require special expertise.

Abstracting and Indexing
Just having an article published is not enough. The sheer number of articles out there makes discoverability an essential issue. To be recognized as a first-class source of information, a journal must be widely available. And as most searching is now done online, it is paramount for individual articles and journals to be indexed by leading A&I services.

De Gruyter Open uses the XML metadata (and full text) format, which is based on NLM DTD, a widely used industry standard that enables automatic data export to a large number of partners. De Gruyter Open closely cooperates with the majority of A&I services, citation indexes, and discovery services such as

  • Thomson Scientific,
  • Scopus,
  • PubMed/Medline,
  • Google Scholar,
  • Mathematical Reviews,
  • Chemical Abstracts Service,
  • EBSCO,
  • and many others.

Growing Impact and Citations
For the most prestigious indexing services (Thomson Scientific’s Citation Indexes and PubMed/Medline) De Gruyter Open has developed tools to pre-evaluate journals in order to assess whether they qualify for application. If the pre-evaluation is negative, an A&I consultant advises you on how to prepare the journal for application according to Thomson Reuters and PubMed/Medline selection criteria. For journals already included in the Science Citation Index or Social Science Citation Index, the A&I consultant can advise editors on how to boost their Impact Factor.

Worldwide Distribution
With De Gruyter Open you can rest assured that your journal or book content will be available to universities and libraries worldwide. A frequently overlooked problem is that content distribution to libraries regularly requires IP authorization. We take care of this issue, ensuring distribution is truly global.

With De Gruyter Open, electronic publication of your journal is even simpler than posting it online at a website. Simply provide us with the manuscripts to be published – we take care of the rest. De Gruyter Open also offers “Editorial Manager,” an advanced peer review and online submission system.

Plagiarism Detection
To prevent plagiarism, De Gruyter Open offers CrossCheck plagiarism screening free of charge.

Journal Promotion
Article-Level PR - We create news articles to showcase the research findings or reviews published in De Gruyter Open-owned journals. De Gruyter Open also subscribes to the services of Eurekalert and Alphagalileo to globally promote research results published across the De Gruyter Open portfolio, and to maximize their media coverage. By posting news onto dedicated, topic-specific websites, we can immediately reach more than 8,000 media professionals, who seek interesting science news to mention, comment on, or explore on their own websites and portals. The news article, consequently indexed by search engines, can open up the work to a wealth of new people, who may have never come across the journal or its authors otherwise. Publicity generates greater traffic to the published article and it can significantly enhance the prestige of the publication. Research shows that there is a link between publicized articles and increased number of full-text downloads. Media coverage of research articles brings about more referrals to the journal homepage and more citations for the article (compared to non-publicized articles in the same issue).

e-Mail Campaigns
De Gruyter Open leverages its in-house databases to carry out micro-mailing campaigns. One example is our “cited mailing.” Sent to all authors cited in a given article, it presents them with the article in question and encourages them to submit articles to the journal in the future. 

Newsletters and Alerts
Users can subscribe to news and eToC alerts for journals. This service is free, and the alerts provide information readers are actively looking for. 

Long-Term Preservation
De Gruyter has an archiving agreement with Portico to ensure long-term monitoring, archiving, and management of the electronic publications stored on its servers. This means that your digital publications are backed up and distributed to ensure they remain available over the long term.

Copyright Management
De Gruyter Open obtains approval for Open Access license agreements from users, manages permissions for accessing and administering journal content, and helps to enforce copyright protections.

Peer Review
De Gruyter Open places a strong emphasis on quality. Prior to their release all publications undergo a peer review process that is organized independently by the publisher. The peer-review process includes such activities as finding reviewers, evaluating reviewer reports, and checking manuscripts for plagiarism. In addition to connecting academics with editors, De Gruyter Open has technology in place to ensure the quality of published papers.