De Gruyter reaches 1000th open access book milestone

At the beginning of the year, De Gruyter reached the milestone of 1000 open access books on The books, primarily in English, but also in German and other European languages, have been published by De Gruyter and its imprints, and also by publishing partners – such as Transcript and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute of Contemporary History) – as a result of cooperation agreements.

Highlights of recent open access books that are accessible to anyone with an internet connection include:

De Gruyter stands for high-quality and relevant content, and its dissemination as far and wide as possible is a key objective for the company. Since the launch of its open access program over 16 years ago the company, and indeed the wider research community, has seen a direct, significant and positive effect brought about by open access.

“We were one of the first ‘traditional’ publishers to offer open access books, and have used our centuries of experience as a book publisher to bring open access models to researchers and the interested public. This milestone is not only a source of pride for us, but also strengthens our resolve to pursue our ambitious goal of expanding and improving our open access content,” said Dr. Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter.