Earlier this year, Dutch university libraries and publisher Walter de Gruyter signed a three year agreement. As part of this deal, UvA researchers can publish open access free of charge in 21 law journals. Additionally, UvA staff and students now have access to all De Gruyter journals, including over 40 law journals.
Open access publishing in hybrid journals
UvA researchers can publish free of charge in some of the hybrid journals published by De Gruyter. Among these are 21 journals in the field of law, including European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), European Review of Contract Law (ERCL) and European Property Law Journal (EPLJ).
Hybrid journals are subscription journals in which some of the articles are open access. In order to publish open access in one of these journals authors usually need the pay a publication fee to the publisher (Author Processing Charge or APC). In line with the agreement, corresponding UvA authors can publish without any costs in selected hybrid journals (.xlsx).
Support and more information
More information about the agreement between De Gruyter and Dutch universities is available on the portal openaccess.nl. Learn more about open access and the support offered by the Library on the Library's Open Access Publishing web page.
De Gruyter journals in library collection
As mentioned above, all De Gruyter journals are now accessible through the Library's subscription. Among the new additions are some journals that were previously only available on paper: AfP - Zeitschrift für das gesamte Medienrecht, Computer Law Review International, and Computer und Recht are now also accessible online.
Also worth mentioning is Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte; all three sections are now digitally available: Germanistische Abteiling, Kanonistische Abteilung, and Romanistische Abteilung.
An overview of De Gruyter journals in the field of law is available on De Gruyter's website.