De Gruyter partners with DeepDyve to Make Its Journals More Widely Accessible

JANUARY 14, 2010 – Berlin, Germany and Sunnyvale, California — De Gruyter today announced that it is making more than 160,000 scholarly and professional journal articles available via DeepDyve, a company whose rental service for scientific research articles is designed to meet the needs of sophisticated professionals and consumers, so-called "knowledge workers". Through DeepDyve, users will be able to rent the full-text of any article from De Gruyter's vast collection of humanities and natural sciences journals. De Gruyter is renowned for its extensive collection of high-profile publications, including journals back to 1826 in the studies of philosophy, linguistics, theology, history and classical studies, as well as mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry.

“It is our key responsibility towards our authors and end-users to assure comprehensive dissemination as well as convenient access to our content. DeepDyve helps us reach an even broader universe of potential customers, especially individuals and small to medium businesses,” said Katrin Siems, Director of Business Development at De Gruyter. “In the rapidly changing environment of scientific publishing it is of crucial importance to find new approaches to both customers and business models by cooperating with innovative partners like DeepDyve.”

“We estimate that there are over 250 million knowledge workers worldwide, the majority of whom use the web for their primary means of research yet do not have easy or affordable access to authoritative information vital to their research,” said William Park, CEO at DeepDyve. “We are delighted that De Gruyter has chosen DeepDyve to help them reach this new audience of non-institutional knowledge workers.”

De Gruyter’s entire portfolio of journals will be available via DeepDyve beginning in March 2010. Users will have the option to rent individual articles for $0.99. The full text of rented articles can be read repeatedly for up to 24 hours. And for those users who want to rent a higher volume of articles or would like longer-term access to their articles, DeepDyve offers subscription plans for as little as $9.99 per month. Those who are interested in DeepDyve’s subscription plans are encouraged to sign up for a free 2-week trial.

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About De Gruyter

The independent academic publishing house De Gruyter can look back on a history spanning 260 years. The publishing group with headquarters in Berlin and New York annually publishes over 800 new titles in the humanities, medicine, science and law and more than 100 journals and digital media.

About DeepDyve

DeepDyve was founded in 2005 by scientists who shared the vision of simplifying the research process. Through direct collaboration with the industry's most prominent and well respected publishers, the company now offers the world's largest online rental service for scientific, technical and medical research with more than 30 million articles from thousands of authoritative journals. DeepDyve is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices in Shanghai, China. The company is privately held and backed by high-profile angel investors.