Open Access Books

De Gruyter launched its first open access book in 2010. According to the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), we are one of the largest academics publisher of open access books worldwide with an open access book portfolio across a total of 30 subject areas.

Why choose De Gruyter as publishing partner for your Open Access book?

Visibility and reach

All our open access books are:

  • indexed by the relevant Abstracting & Indexing services, including the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • accessible from approximately 500 databases worldwide
  • hosted on a variety of dedicated platforms, including the OAPEN Library
  • Each subject area has a dedicated in-house editorial team, comprising subject matter experts
  • All our open access books undergo rigorous quality assurance processes such as peer review
  • We are compliant to funder requirements
Author satisfaction
  • We actively support authors looking for Open Access Funding
  • 78% of our authors rated De Gruyter positively compared with other publishing houses (survey of 5,000 authors in 2017)
  • Our authors retain full copyright of their open access books
  • All open access books are published under a Creative Commons license


De Gruyter offers authors and institutions comprehensive and quality services for open access books. We apply a minimum open access fee of €7,000 (plus VAT) for any monograph and collected volume published. Please find here a detailed list of our standard services covered by this minimum fee, as well as a list of services that may require additional charges. Since we calculate our open access fee individually based one the manuscript and the requested services, we kindly ask you to contact the appropriate Editorial Office for a specific offer.

To support you as an author to find open access funding for your book title, we keep an updated list of universities and research organisations that offer OA funding by country here.


For more information, or to discuss how we can help you publish your next OA book, please contact us.