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De Gruyter GmbH
Verlag Walter de Gruyter Logo.svg
Founded1749; 272 years ago (1749)
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationBerlin
DistributionHGV (most of world)
TriLiteral (Americas Books)
EBSCO (US journals)[1]
Key peopleCarsten Buhr
ImprintsDe Gruyter Mouton
De Gruyter Saur
De Gruyter Akademie
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Revenue€63 million (2017)[2]
No. of employees350[2]
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Walter de Gruyter GmbH, also known as De Gruyter (German: [də ˈɡʁɔʏ̯tɐ]), is a German scholarly publishing house specializing in academic literature. The company has its roots in the bookstore of the Königliche Realschule in Berlin, which had been granted the royal privilege to print books by King Frederick II of Prussia in 1749.[3]

In 1801, the store was taken over by Georg Reimer. In 1919, Walter de Gruyter (1862–1923) merged it with 4 other publishing houses into the company that became Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co in 1923, and Walter de Gruyter GmbH in 2012.[3]

De Gruyter maintains offices around the globe, in Berlin, Basel, Boston, Munich, Beijing, Warsaw, and Vienna.[4]

Imprints and partnerships[edit]

Several former publishing houses have become imprints of De Gruyter.

In 2018, De Gruyter Open was relaunched as Sciendo.[11][12]

De Gruyter is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trade". Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Company Presentation" (PDF). De Gruyter. 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "De Gruyter in a nutshell". Walter de Gruyter. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Working at De Gruyter". Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Birkhäuser". Walter de Gruyter. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  6. ^ "DeGruyter acquires Versita, increasing their open-access publishing business". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013.
  7. ^ "De Gruyter Open converts eight subscription journals to Open Access megajournals". De Gruyter Open.
  8. ^ "OpenScience". De Gruyter Open.
  9. ^ "Global Shift Towards Open Access Publishing: Key Challenges for Research Community". Visakhi, P.
  10. ^ "De Gruyter kauft die Wissenschaftsverlage Oldenbourg und Akademie". Press release. Walter de Gruyter.
  11. ^ "De Gruyter launches new division Sciendo". Information Today Europe. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  12. ^ "De Gruyter launches Sciendo | STM Publishing News". Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Good for publishers".

Further reading[edit]

  • Fouquet-Plümscher, Doris: Aus dem Archiv des Verlages Walter de Gruyter: Briefe, Urkunden, Dokumente. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1980.

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