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Walter de Gruyter 2010 Journal Subscription rates

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Walter De Gruyter has published its 2010 price lists in USD and 
EUR, cf. http://www.degruyter.com/cont/serv/downloadsEn.cfm

My quick analysis shows that the median price increase above 2009 
is +5 % in EUR, and -2 % in USD. Price increases range from 0 % 
... +30% in EUR and -6 % ... +22 % in USD, with some titles also 
publishing more content.

Print = Online = 100%, combined subscription 115%.

Available are also considerably discounted eJournal package 
offers. http://www.degruyter.de/journals/journalsPaketeEn.cfm

De Gruyter has announced that with its new authors option to pay 
for gold OA (de Gruyter Open Library, at a fee of 1750 EUR, 
currently $2450) subscription prices in the case of journals and 
book prices (this refers to book chapters in collected volumes 
and series titles) will be lowered according to the share of open 
access income compared to the original calculation of the title. 
If the publisher's calculation for a specific book was for 
example a sales line of 10,000 Euro and a minimum of 20% of the 
income is generated through open access fees, the price of the 
book will be lowered by 20%.

Public repositories policy: 
http://www.degruyter.de/journals/journalsPublicrepEn.cfm De 
Gruyter supports the NIH policy by allowing authors to provide a 
copy of the final manuscript to NIH upon acceptance for 
publication or thereafter, for public archiving in PubMed Central 
12 months after publication. De Gruyter does not allow 
self-archiving of postprints in institutional repositories, but 
provides institutional repositories to create a pre-authenticated 
link to the original version on the de Gruyter website that gives 
free access to those users linking via the repository site. (This 
is similar to the AAAS policy for Science, if I remember 

Complete archives back to vol. 1 no. 1 with transparent pricing 
are now also available (in one complete package or six subject 
packages), cf. 

The model is a one-time purchase, with no annual access fees.

Prices are 4.3 to 4.7 Eur cents / page for both the historical 
archive 1926-1997 and the current archive 1998-2008. (Price per 
page for the current subscriptions range from 0,16 EUR/p ... 2,91 
EUR/p, with the median at 0,55 EUR/page.)

  Notably, Walter de Gruyter supports the Transfer Code of 
Practice, archives with Portico (including the option to use 
Portico as one possible mechanism to fill post-cancellation 
access claims), participates in CrossRef-DOI (incl. dynamic 
reference and forward citation linking), supports Shibboleth and 
provides COUNTER compliant usage statistics and E-Contents by 
mail and RSS feeds for all content on its de Gruyter Global 
Reference Platform.

Best regards,
Bernd-Christoph Kaemper, Stuttgart University Library