Author considering Hybrid Open Access

Hybrid Open Access option: De Gruyter Open Library

In order to support innovations in scientific publishing De Gruyter has introduced an enhanced feature in its publications: De Gruyter Open Library.  Authors of journal articles and book chapters in collected volumes and series titles have the option of making their accepted articles freely accessible on our website.

De Gruyter Open Library is offered in addition to the subscription or purchase-based publication channels, which remain free of charge to authors. This results in a mixture of traditionally published and open access articles within the online version of journals and ebooks.  Open access articles and chapters will be clearly indicated on the online list of contents. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions and individuals.

De Gruyter Open Library is only available to authors whose articles or chapters have been accepted for publication.  Therefore, all submitted papers will continue to undergo the established, entirely independent peer-review processes. Authors who have previously published their work in De Gruyter journals will also be entitled to apply for their papers to be retrospectively included in the De Gruyter Open Library publishing program.

How it works

In order to make your article/chapter available in open access you will be asked to sign a License to Publish agreement and submit it with your corrected proofs.

The majority of open access content at De Gruyter Online is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs license, thus authors retain the copyright to their work. Users may read, copy and distribute the work in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes, provided the authors and the journal/book are appropriately credited. The users are not allowed to remix, transform or build upon the published material.

De Gruyter Open is fully compliant with the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK and other funders’ mandates and will provide authors with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license in the cases where the funding money comes from these institutions.

To make your work available in open access, you are asked to contact the appropriate Editorial Office. Then, you will be guided through the whole procedure including the invoicing.

Article and Chapter Processing Charges

Authors or their institutions or funding agencies will be asked to pay the following amounts.


€2,000  per article irrespective of discipline


€1,500 per chapter irrespective of discipline

For information concerning funding, OA policies and Institutional Membership please see