November 24, 2015

De Gruyter Purchases Two Academic Publishers: Oldenbourg and Akademie

From De Gruyter:

De Gruyter is proud to announce the acquisition of two academic publishers with a long and rich tradition: Akademie Verlag, based in Berlin, and Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Munich. Both companies were acquired retroactively as of 1 January 2013 from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe, which is seeking to streamline its business.


Together, Akademie and Oldenbourg published 44 professional journals and some 400 books in 2012, including the Complete Works of Marx and Engels, the Collected Letters of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, several recognized classics in business economics, and the renowned Tusculum Collection. The entire backlist of both publishing houses comprises some 4,000 titles.

“De Gruyter will invest in digitalizing the acquired publications and in strengthening international distribution,” Dr. [Sven] Fund [De Gruyter CEO] added.

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