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Open access agreements

De Gruyter has established more than 20 institutional open access agreements with consortia and leading university libraries across the globe. These agreements provide reading access to our journal portfolio and allow open access publishing for affiliated authors.

While the focus in the past was solely on our hybrid subscription portfolio, the agreements are being gradually expanded to include publishing in our gold OA journals as well as supporting our Subscribe to Open program. By this, we guarantee that authors from participating institutions publish open access in our entire journal portfolio. while at the same time accelerating the transformation to full open access.

What do the agreements mean for me as an author?


If you are an author wishing to publish in open access, you can check if your institution has an open access agreement with De Gruyter below. Submit using your affiliated institutional e-mail address, and we will do the rest.

Agreements may be applicable to both De Gruyter’s hybrid and pure open access journals. Journals from our publisher partners are excluded. To check if the journal you are submitting to is covered by the agreement, please check each institution’s profile or contact us at OAfunding@degruyter.com.

Australia and New Zealand
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Authors affiliated with the following institutions in Australia and New Zealand can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In selected hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (unlimited articles),
  • In selected pure OA journals with 20% discount on APCs (APCs covered by the author).

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University)
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • Victoria University of Wellington
Austria
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Authors affiliated with the following institutions in Austria can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (APCs covered by the institution after approval)
  • In pure OA journals with 20% discount on APCs (APCs covered by the author or institution, depending on the agreement) (*)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Klagenfurt University (*)
  • Technische Universität Wien (TUW) (*)
  • University of Graz
  • University of Innsbruck / University and State Library of Tyrol
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz (*)
  • University of Salzburg (*)
  • University of Vienna (*)
Canada
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Authors from the institutions in Canada listed below can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who is the publishing contact is counted as an authorized author (so-called "corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2028.

Eligible institutions:

  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • University of Windsor
Czech Republic
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Authors affiliated with institutions in the CzechELib consortium can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the Author (limited number of APCs covered by the institution)
  • 20% discount on APCs in pure and hybrid OA journals (APCs covered by the author)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible Institutions:

  • Mendel University in Brno

  • Masaryk University

  • University of Hradec Králové

  • Palacky University Olomouc

  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín

  • Institute of Mathematics of the CAS

  • University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

  • National Library of Technology

Denmark
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Authors affiliated with the University of Southern Denmark in Denmark can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2026.

Finland
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Authors affiliated with the University of Eastern Finland in Finland can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

France
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Authors affiliated with the Couperin Consortium in France can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs, after that with 20% discount for the authors).

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

Eligible institutions:

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Germany: Humanities and Social Sciences Journals
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De Gruyter has signed a nationwide transformation agreement with more than 60 institutes, represented by the Lower Saxony State and University Library in Göttingen.

Authors from participating institutions can publish articles in open access under the following conditions:

  • In selected hybrid OA journals in the humanities and social sciences, at no cost to the author (APCs are covered by the respective institution upon approval)
  • In pure OA journals with a 20% discount on APCs (APCs are covered by the author or the respective institution, depending on the agreement)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").


FAQ

Which institutions are participating in the agreement?

List of participating institutions

Which hybrid journals are covered by the agreement?

Journal list

What types of articles can be published OA under this agreement?

In addition to research articles, other article types such as book reviews are also covered by the agreement.

Germany: Economics Journals
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De Gruyter has signed a nationwide transformation agreement with more than 50 institutes, represented by the Lower Saxony State and University Library in Göttingen.

Authors from participating institutions can publish articles in open access under the following conditions:

  • In selected hybrid OA journals in the economics, at no cost to the author (APCs are covered by the respective institution upon approval)
  • In pure OA journals with a 20% discount on APCs (APCs are covered by the author or the respective institution, depending on the agreement)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

FAQ

Which institutions are participating in the agreement?

Participating Institutions

Which hybrid journals are covered by the agreement?

Journal List Economics

What types of articles can be published OA under this agreement?

In addition to research articles, other article types such as book reviews are also covered by the agreement.

Greece
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Authors affiliated with the HEAL-Link consortium in Greece can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and fully OA journals at no cost to the Author (limited number of APCs covered by the institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Academy of Athens
  • Aegean University
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Aquaculture Centre of Acheloos S.A. (ICHTHICA)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Athena - Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication and Knowledge Technologies
  • Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)
  • Athens University of Economics & Business
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming"
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)
  • Centre for Research and Technology (C.E.R.T.H.)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH)
  • General Secretariat of Research and Technology - Ministry of Education
  • Harokopio University
  • Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
  • Hellenic Mediterranean University
  • Hellenic Open University
  • Hellenic Parliament Library
  • Hellenic PASTEUR Institute
  • Institute of Educational Policy
  • International Hellenic University
  • Ionian University
  • National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
  • National Centre of Scientific Research
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation & National Documentation Centre
  • National Library of Greece
  • National Observatory of Athens
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  • Panteion University
  • School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (A.S.PE.T.E.)
  • Technical University of Crete
  • University of Athens (or National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • University of Crete
  • University of Ioannina
  • University of Macedonia
  • University of Patras
  • University of Peloponnese
  • University of Piraeus
  • University of Thessaly
  • University of Thrace (or Democritus University of Thrace)
  • University of West Attica
  • University of Western Macedonia
Hungary
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Authors affiliated with institutions in the EISZ Hungary Consortium (listed below) can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In selected hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs covered by the institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Debrecen University
  • Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Mathias Corvinus Collegium
  • National University of Public Service
  • Office of the National Assembly
  • Pázmány Péter Catholic University
  • Research Centre for the Humanities
  • Semmelweis University
  • University of Szeged
  • Andrássy University Budapest
  • Károli Gáspár Unversity of the Reformed Church
  • Hungarian Research Center for Linguistics
  • University of Pécs
  • University of Miskolc
  • National Széchényi Library
  • Sárospatak Reformed Theological Academy
Israel
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Authors affiliated with MALMAD consortium in Israel can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the Author (limited number of APCs covered by the institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Ariel University
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • University of Haifa
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
Italy
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Authors affiliated with institutions of the CRUI-CARE Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane (listed below) can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • in hybrid OA journals at no cost to the Author (limited articles),
  • in pure OA journals at 20% discount (APCs covered by the author).

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2025.

Eligible institutions:

  • Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Universita degli Studi di Firenze
  • Universita degli Studi di Genova
  • Universita della Calabria
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Universita degli Studi di Sassari
  • Universita degli Studi di Palermo
  • Universita degli Studi di Bergamo
  • Universita degli Studi di Bologna
  • Universita degli Studi dell’Insubria
  • Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Universita degli Studi di Padova
  • Universita degli Studi di Pavia
  • Universita degli Studi di Salerno
  • Universita degli Studi di Torino
  • Universita degli Studi di Trento
  • Universita degli Studi di Milano
  • Universita degli Studi di Urbino
Japan
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Authors affiliated with institutions below in Japan can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • 10% discount in hybrid and pure OA journals

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Kanagawa University
  • Keio University
  • Kyoto University
  • Nagoya University
  • Okayama University
  • Tsukuba University
  • University of Tokyo
Luxembourg
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Authors from the institutions in Luxembourg listed below can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who is the publishing contact is counted as an authorized author (so-called "corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • National Library of Luxembourg
  • University of Luxembourg
Korea
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Authors affiliated with the KERIS-Konsortium in Korea can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs).

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2025.

Mexico
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Authors affiliated with the following institutions in Mexico can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs)
  • In selected pure OA journals with 10% discount on APCs (APCs covered by the author or institution).

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • UNAM - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • Cinvestav - Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
The Netherlands
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Authors affiliated with members of the SURF Consortium, the consortium of university libraries in the Netherlands, can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and pure OA journals at no cost to the author (APCs covered by the institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2025.

Eligible institutions:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Leiden
  • Tilburg University
  • Free University of Amsterdam
  • University of Utrecht
  • Wageningen University
  • Mastricht University
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
Norway
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Authors affiliated with institutions in the UNIT consortium in Norway listed below can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and fully (*)OA journals at no cost to the author (unlimited articles)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway (*)
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Oslo (*)
Poland
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Authors affiliated with institutions below in Poland can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • 10% discount in hybrid and pure OA journals

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

Eligible institutions:

  • Jagiellonian University (costs are covered completely)
  • Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
  • University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin
  • AGH Kraków
Qatar
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Authors from the institutions in Qatar listed below can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who is the publishing contact is counted as an authorized author (so-called "corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • ABP – Academic Bridge Program
  • AFG College with the University of Aberdeen
  • Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College
  • American School of Doha
  • Anti Doping Lab Qatar
  • Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • College of the North Atlantic Qatar
  • Community College Qatar
  • Doha Center for Media Freedom
  • Doha College
  • Doha Institute
  • Equine Veterinary Medical Center
  • Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • Hamad General Hospital
  • KahraMaa
  • Lusail University
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Ministry of Public Health Qatar
  • Msheireb Museums
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Primary Health Care Corporation
  • Qatar Biomedical Research Institute
  • Qatar Central Bank
  • Qatar Credit Bureau
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Qatar National Library
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Qatar University
  • Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Lusail University
  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
Slovenia
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Authors affiliated with the following institutions in Slovenia can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Berechtigte Einrichtungen:

  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Maribor
  • Resaerch Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Institute for Ethnic Studies
  • Educational Research Institute
  • J. Stefan Institute
Spain
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Authors affiliated with institutions below in Spain can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and fully (*) OA journals at no cost to the author (limited number of APCs are covered by the institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

Eligible institutions:

  • University of Barcelona (*)
  • Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas (CSIC)
  • University of Valencia (*)
Sweden
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Authors affiliated with institutions in the BIBSAM Consortium (listed below) in Sweden can publish articles free of charge in all hybrid and fully OA journals. (APCs are covered by the respective institution)

For articles with multiple authors, the author who is the publishing contact is counted as an authorized author (so-called "corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dalarna University
  • Linnaeus University
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Mälardalen University
  • Örebro University
  • Royal Institute of Technology/ Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
  • Södertörn University
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Uppsala University
Switzerland
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De Gruyter offers an offset of up to 90% on the APC paid by participating institutions (listed below).

This agreement only covers articles in journals licensed by the respective institution within the framework of the Swiss consortia. APCs paid for articles in pure OA journals will not be considered.

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

  • Bibliothèque de l’Université de Geneve
  • Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne
  • Bibliothek Universität St. Gallen
  • Zentralbibliothek Zürich
  • ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
  • FernUni Schweiz – Institut für universitäre Fernstudien in der Schweiz
  • Lib4RI – Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH Domain:
    • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI);
    • Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa);
    • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag);
    • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
  • Universität Basel
United Kingdom
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Authors affiliated with institutions in the Jisc consortium in the United Kingdom can publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and fully (*) OA journals at no cost to the author

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

This agreement is valid until 12/31/2024.

Eligible institutions:

    • Aston University (*)
    • Bangor University
    • Imperial College London
    • King's College London
    • Lancaster University (*)
    • London School of Economics (*)
    • Newcastle University (*)
    • Open University (*)
    • Queen's University Belfast (*)
    • University College London (*)
    • University of Birmingham (*)
    • University of Bristol (*)
    • University of Cambridge (*)
    • University of Durham
    • University of Edinburgh (*)
    • University of Essex (*)
    • University of Exeter
    • University of Manchester (*)
    • University of Nottingham (*)
    • University of Oxford (*)
    • University of Sheffield
    • University of St. Andrews
    • University of Sussex (*)
    • University of Warwick (*)
USA
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Authors affiliated with institutions listed below may publish primary research and review articles in open access with the negotiated terms and discounts:

  • In hybrid and fully (*) OA journals
  • Unlimited number of APCs are covered by the institution

For articles with multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement is considered the eligible author ("corresponding author").

Eligible institutions:

  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan State University (*)
  • University of Chicago
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ohio State University (*)
  • University of Arizona (*)
  • University of Washington (*)
  • University of Michigan (*)
  • University of Notre Dame (*)
  • Florida State University (*)
  • University of South Carolina (*)

Eligible Authors


All teaching and research staff affiliated with the institution, as well as students enrolled at the time of acceptance of your publication, are eligible authors. In the case of articles published by multiple authors, the author who signs the publishing agreement will be considered the eligible author.

Eligible article types


Which article types are included in the agreement?

Research article – Standard articles, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as original research, original articles, original papers or research papers

Review article – An article that interprets previously published results

Rapid Communication – Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article

Case Report – Articles in medical journals

Please note that articles have to be original and not infringe on any law and/or third-party rights and meet ethical standards.

How to publish your article in Open Access


Hybrid Journals:

  • Submit your article. Instructions on how to submit are specified on each journal webpage under the Submission of Manuscripts tab.
  • Don’t forget to submit your article using your affiliated institutional e-mail address.
  • If your article is accepted, we automatically check if an open access agreement applies.
  • If an article is eligible and APCs are covered by your institution, your article will be published in open access under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 at no cost for you.
  • If APCs are not covered by the institution, you will get the opportunity to publish in open access at a full or discounted APC.
  • Some journals may ask if you wish to publish open access at the point of submission and will check if APCs would be covered by the institution. This step is for advice only as most agreements apply to the date of acceptance.

Pure Open Access Journals:

  • Submit your article. Instructions on how to submit are specified on each journal webpage under the Submission of Manuscripts tab.
  • Eligible authors are notified of the negotiated deal discount and charged accordingly. De Gruyter issues a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 and the article is published in open access.

Contact us


If you wonder whether your institution has an institutional agreement with us or have any questions regarding the eligibility of your article please contact: OAfunding@degruyter.com.

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