New De Gruyter Read and Publish deal

Kyle Brady
Thursday 23 September 2021

We are pleased to confirm that Jisc has renegotiated the De Gruyter Read and Publish deal. Principally this was in order to ensure UKRI-funded researchers could continue to benefit from the deal once the new UKRI Open Access policy comes into effect from 1 April 2022. The De Gruyter deal will now cover review articles, as these are in scope of the UKRI OA policy. The publisher has also agreed to remove the article cap, which would have meant paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs) once the cap was reached. The current cap will remain for 2021 however.

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The University of St Andrews signed up to the De Gruyter Read and Publish deal in 2021, which grants St Andrews corresponding authors open access publishing across 244 De Gruyter journals. As with other R&P deals, the intention is to transition to an open access business model, away from simply charging subscription fees to access content.

Here’s some highlights from the new deal:

  • Uncapped publishing from 2022 (New! Previously OA articles were capped at 142 across all institutions for the year)
  • Covers journal articles and review articles (New! Previously only covered articles, and comes into effect for remainder of 2021)
  • Must be corresponding author at a participating institution for the deal to apply.
  • Covers 344 journal titles in classical studies, law, linguistics, literature, geosciences, history, industrial chemistry, Islamic Studies, materials science, mathematics, philosophy, physical sciences, religion and theology
  • Hybrid journals (De Gruyter’s fully open access journal portfolio is not included)

If you would like to learn about other deals available to St Andrews researchers, why not visit the OA memberships webpage.

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