Open Access (OA) is an important and growing aspect of De Gruyter's publishing activities, impacting all subject areas. De Gruyter is therefore consolidating all OA publications under a new imprint: De Gruyter Open. The publisher Versita, which was acquired by De Gruyter in 2012, will be fully sub-sumed under the new imprint.
"Open Access has established itself as a key avenue for publication in all academic disciplines," said Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "The De Gruyter Open portfolio now contains more than 100 books and more than 350 journals." Last year the De Gruyter Group published more than 15,000 Open Access journal articles.
"We're proud of the strict quality criteria applied by our editors when selecting content," Fund added. Open Access publication under the De Gruyter Open imprint is subject to the same peer-review process as traditional journals and books. Publication generally takes place under Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND, although authors and partnering institutions can select licensing forms that are even less restrictive.
In 2014 De Gruyter Open will be expanded beyond Europe to the United States and Asia.