Open Access for Institutions
De Gruyter actively seeks partnerships with institutions across the globe as part of our mission to make open access publishing easier for authors and more accessible to all. We need your help to achieve this mission: if your home institution doesn’t currently
have an agreement with us, join fellow librarians worldwide by becoming an advocate of the De Gruyter Institutional Membership Agreement and help affiliated authors within your institution publish open access articles.
Institutional Membership Program
Our Institutional Membership Agreement is free to join and puts you, our partner librarians, in control of open access spending. Furthermore, and through the introduction of a simplified payment system, it frees your affiliated authors from article processing charges (APCs), thus removing some of the barriers to publication and a wider adoption of open access publishing.
Budgetary control and transparency
- Costs of article processing charges (APCs) are covered for affiliated authors with funds dedicated to open access publishing
- A simple and secure payment system allows direct payment of APCs
- A number of flexible invoicing options are available
In order to encourage institutions to take part in the Program, we have made joining as simple and straightforward as possible. The only requirements for institutional members are that on becoming a member, you:
- Choose an invoicing option that works best for you, from a number of flexible options
- Agree on an invoicing process with De Gruyter
- Actively promote open access publishing with De Gruyter at your institution
Discover De Gruyter’s Institutional Membership Program here.
Institutional Membership Discount Structure
Being a member of the De Gruyter Institutional Membership Program entitles an institution to reduced publication fees for all open access journal articles that are published with us. The level of discount varies according to the invoicing option that is chosen.
Invoicing options for institutional members
Institutional members can choose from the following options:
Standard publication fees
The following publication fees are applicable to non-members (excluding any waivers or other discounts).
|Open Access article in pure Open Access journal|
500 – 1,950 EUR
depending on journal (for more information see:
|Open Access article in hybrid Open Access journal|
irrespective of subject area
Reduced publication fees for institutional members
Institutional members can receive the following discounts on standard publication fees, depending on their invoicing option:
|Invoicing option||Stand-Alone IM||Consortia IM|
|Central payment ||15%||20%|
For Authors - How to apply OA discounts to your article
For more information, or to discuss how to become an institutional member, contact the Institutional Membership team: OAfunding@degruyter.com