About us

De Gruyter Open (formerly Versita)  is one of the world’s leading publishers of open access scientific content. Today De Gruyter Open (DGO) publishes about 600 own and third-party scholarly journals across all major disciplines.


The company was established in 2001 and is now part of the De Gruyter publishing group degruyter.com. Since 2006 De Gruyter Open has been a member of Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers and International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. De Gruyter Open’s book and journal programs have been endorsed by the international research community and some of the world’s top scientists – Nobel Prize Winners included. The company is on the constant mission to make best scientific content freely available to all scholars and readers alike.

Versita began its operations in 2001 with three in-house, subscription-based journals in mathematics, physics and chemistry. In 2006 it entered into a publishing partnership with Springer, the second largest STM publisher in the world. In 2010 Versita was invited to form a similar business alliance with De Gruyter, the world’s leading publisher in linguistics, philosophy, theology and religious studies, classical studies and other branches of humanities.

Open Access publishing is based on a simple and compelling paradigm: Free access to electronically stored scientific journals and books. Today that idea has become the most significant and innovative phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. Versita’s Open Access publishing business was inspired by the same objective of promoting unlimited access to scientific knowledge.

De Gruyter Open started with publishing society journals in the journal-pays model and it continued to expand its portfolio of titles by successfully launching its own journals and books in the author-pays model. With more than 600 journals available on its website, De Gruyter Open is now the second largest open access publisher in the world!

De Gruyter Open business model is comprehensive, professionally run and flexible. We invite scientists, researchers, academic publishers and institutions to look at the advantages of presenting their work through Versita. More information on the main publishing programs can be found following the links below: