Walter de Gruyter

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Verlag Walter de Gruyter Logo.svg
Founded1749;271 years ago (1749)
Country of origin Germany
Headquarters location Berlin
Distribution HGV (most of world)
TriLiteral (Americas Books)
EBSCO (US journals) [1]
Key peopleCarsten Buhr
Imprints De Gruyter Mouton
De Gruyter Saur
De Gruyter Akademie
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Revenue€60.6 million (2016)
No. of employees350-500
Official website

Walter de Gruyter GmbH (German: [ˈɡʁɔʏ̯tɐ] ; brand name: De Gruyter) is a 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. [2] 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. [2]


De Gruyter maintains offices around the globe, in Berlin, Basel, Boston, Munich, Beijing, Warsaw, and Vienna. [3]

Imprints and partnerships

Several former publishing houses have become imprints of De Gruyter.

In 2018, De Gruyter Open was relaunched as Sciendo. [10] [11]

De Gruyter is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books. [12]

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