De Gruyter acquires Düsseldorf University Press

De Gruyter has acquired the renowned publisher Düsseldorf University Press (DUP) retroactively to 1 January 2018.

Düsseldorf University Press was founded in 2008 with the objective of publishing research from Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) in Düsseldorf, Germany and from other universities. Publications include scholarly monographs, collections and series to dissertations, Festschriften, textbooks and study materials as well as scientific guidebooks. DUP also offers early career researchers an opportunity to make their research results available to a larger spectrum of the general public.

Researchers – not only those at the Heinrich-Heine-University – will have a wide variety of options to present their content to the relevant parts of the scientific community using either DUP, De Gruyter or De Gruyter’s publishing services division, Sciendo. Both legacy and open access publishing models are possible with all options.

De Gruyter will maintain a contact point for researchers in Düsseldorf and is creating a scientific advisory board to coordinate interaction between researchers and the publisher.

“Düsseldorf University Press was founded to support the HHU in the increasing competition between universities and to strengthen the corporate identity of the university,” said Professor Dr. Hans Süssmuth, founder and co-managing director – with Professor Dr. Dieter Häussinger and Wolfgang Teubig – of DUP. “Joining the De Gruyter family is the next step in making our content available to an even larger international scientific community in the future.”

“De Gruyter is not only known for its excellent book and journal titles, but also for its willingness to experiment and engage with other parties on the basis of partnership,” said Carsten Buhr, Managing Director at De Gruyter. “We are looking forward to working closely with DUP to publish high-quality titles in medicine, STEM, humanities and economics and law. The first proof of this cooperation is the German-language medical title Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie – Kompendium und Praxisleitfaden by Dieter Häussinger, which was published last week.“