De Gruyter and CzechELib sign “read and publish” agreement for access and open access

De Gruyter extends its reach in the Czech Republic and further develops its open access program

CzechELib, the National Centre for Electronic Information Resources of the Czech Republic and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide access to De Gruyter journal collections. The agreement also provides authors affiliated to the subscribing institutions with an open access publishing option in both hybrid and “gold” De Gruyter open access journals with no further costs.

The subscribing institutions in 2019 are the Czech National Library of Technology and the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, the Mendel University in Brno and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

CzechELib supports the central purchase of key electronic information resources – such as De Gruyter’s journal collections – for member institutions to expand the amount of available research resources for academic institutions in the Czech Republic.

“We are looking forward to working with De Gruyter not only to provide access to the rich content on, but also to enable Czech researchers to easily publish their discoveries using open access, thereby increasing the potential number of readers,” said Jiří Jirát, Head of CzechELib’s Licensing Unit.

“De Gruyter has been supporting open access publishing on an article, journal and book level for more than 15 years. We look forward to working with CzechELib and its members to support and promote open access research from the Czech Republic,” says Anne O’Riordan, Senior Sales Manager EMEA at de Gruyter.