|Country of origin||Germany|
|Distribution|| HGV (most of world)|
TriLiteral (Americas Books)
EBSCO (US journals)
|Key people||Carsten Buhr|
|Imprints||De Gruyter Mouton|
De Gruyter Saur
De Gruyter Akademie
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
|Revenue||€60.6 million (2016)|
|No. of employees||350-500|
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. 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.
De Gruyter maintains offices around the globe, in Berlin, Basel, Boston, Munich, Beijing, Warsaw, and Vienna.
Several former publishing houses have become imprints of De Gruyter.
In 2018, De Gruyter Open was relaunched as Sciendo.
De Gruyter is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.
Hans-Peter Dürr was a German physicist. He worked on nuclear and quantum physics, elementary particles and gravitation, epistemology, and philosophy, and he has advocated responsible scientific and energy policies. In 1987, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "his profound critique of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and his work to convert high technology to peaceful uses."
Springer Science+Business Media or Springer, is a global publishing company of books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, humanities, technical and medical (STM) publishing. Originally founded in 1842 in Berlin, it expanded internationally in the 1960s, and through mergers in the 1990s and a sale to venture capitalists it fused with Wolters Kluwer and eventually became part of Springer Nature in 2015. Springer has major offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, and New York City.
Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, west of Detroit. Since 2007, it has been a division of Cengage.
The Bibliotheca Teubneriana, or Teubner editions of Greek and Latin texts, comprise the most thorough modern collection published of ancient Greco-Roman literature. The series, whose full name is the Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana, consists of critical editions by leading scholars. They now always come with a full critical apparatus on each page, although during the nineteenth century there were editiones minores, published either without critical apparatuses or with abbreviated textual appendices, and editiones maiores, published with a full apparatus.
Wolfgang Kubin is a German poet, essayist, sinologist and translator of literary works. He is the former director of the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. Kubin has frequently been a guest professor at universities in China, for instance at Beijing Foreign Studies University, but also in Madison, Wisconsin and in Jerusalem. Since 1989, Kubin has been the editor of the journals ORIENTIERUNGEN: Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens and Minima sinica: Zeitschrift zum chinesischen Geist.
K. G. Saur Verlag is a German publisher that specializes in reference information for libraries. The publishing house, founded by Karl Saur, is owned by Walter de Gruyter and is based in Munich.
Transaction Publishers was a New Jersey–based publishing house that specialized in social science books. It was located on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers University. Transaction was sold to Taylor & Francis in 2016 and merged with its Routledge imprint.
Akademie Verlag is a German scientific and academic publishing company, founded in 1946 in the Soviet-occupied eastern part of divided Berlin to facilitate the publication of works by and for the German Academy of Sciences Berlin.
Open Life Sciences is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering all areas of the life sciences. It was established in 2006 as the Central European Journal of Biology and co-published by Versita and Springer Science+Business Media. It obtained its current title in 2014 when it was moved completely to the De Gruyter imprint, obtaining its current title and switching to full open access. The editor-in-chief is Mariusz Ratajczak.
Verlag is the German language word for "publisher". It occurs in the name of several German, Austrian and Swiss publishing firms, including:
Birkhäuser is a former Swiss publisher founded in 1879 by Emil Birkhäuser. It was acquired by Springer Science+Business Media in 1985. Today it is an imprint used by two companies in unrelated fields:
Open Mathematics is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering all areas of mathematics. It is published by Walter de Gruyter and the editors-in-chief are Salvatore Angelo Marano and Vincenzo Vespri.
The Heyne Verlag is a German publisher based in Munich, which was founded in Dresden in 1934 and sold to Axel Springer in 2000. In 2004 it became part of Random House. Heyne was one of the largest publishing houses in Germany in 1999.
Thieme-Becker is a German biographical dictionary of artists.
Open Engineering is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal, covering all aspects of engineering, from electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental, mechanical, and aerospace engineering, to materials science. The editor-in-chief is William F. Ritter.
Irmengard Rauch is a linguist and semiotician.
Hans Schmaus was a German pathologist.
The Kürschners Deutscher Literatur-Kalender is a reference work that currently contains around 12,000 bio-bibliographic articles and addresses of writers of German literature, as well as translators, publishers, agencies, radio stations, writers' associations, academies, literary magazines and feuilletons, literary prizes and awards in the German-speaking countries. Currently it is published every other year in two volumes by the publisher Walter de Gruyter. The reference work is named after the specialist in German studies Joseph Kürschner.
The Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV) is a publisher with offices in Berlin and Munich. The publisher specializes on books about art and cultural history, architecture and historic preservation.
Open access to scholarly communication in Germany has evolved rapidly since the early 2000s. Publishers Beilstein-Institut, Copernicus Publications, De Gruyter, Knowledge Unlatched, Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, ScienceOpen, Springer Nature, and Universitätsverlag Göttingen belong to the international Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
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