De Gruyter’s publisher partner Böhlau Verlag completes the digitalization of its catalog

Over 50,000 Titles Now Available through the E-dition Program

Berlin/Cologne/Vienna, 2 June 2014 – The academic press Böhlau Verlag, which has been a publisher partner of De Gruyter since 2013, is making its entire backlist available through De Gruyter’s e-dition program. Over 7,000 works that originally appeared between 1945 and 2009 are now available as eBook-on-demand (EOD) or print-on-demand (POD). The digitalization of Böhlau’s frontlist (titles from 2010 to present) was completed last year.

“The e-dition program is an important cornerstone of our portfolio digitalization strategy,” says Johannes Rauch, managing director of Böhlau Verlag. “And we’re proud to not only offer digital editions of new titles, but also make over 4,000 out-of-print books accessible once again. This is sure to be of great value to researchers.

The digital works offer a complete feature set, including full-text search and indexes, as well as cataloging information such as DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and MARC records. All eBooks and electronic content offered by De Gruyter are archived at Portico, ensuring they are preserved in perpetuity. Customers ordering a book through the e-dition program will received the finished product within 12 weeks.


“After acquiring Harvard University Press for e-dition, we are happy to welcome Böhlau on board as well, says Felix Evert, Publisher Partnerships Manager at De Gruyter. “The number of titles offered through the program now stands at over 50,000, thanks to Böhlau’s participation.”


All works can be ordered as individual volumes or in a customized package containing multiple titles. De Gruyter also offers “Best Of” eBook packages for a total of 7 disciplines. Each package features a range of perennial classics.


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Böhlau Verlag is one of the few independent and owner-run academic publishers with a long tradition and international renown. Böhlau specializes in variety of disciplines, including history, legal history, linguistics, literary studies, art and cultural history, musicology, church history, and theology. Focal areas of new research include historical anthropology, gender studies, global history, and the life sciences. The publishing house has offices in Cologne, Weimar, and Vienna.


De Gruyter: The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at an over 260 year history. Headquartered in Berlin, De Gruyter publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, medicine, natural sciences, and law, more than 650 journals, and a broad range of digital media. The Group owns the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Open, and De Gruyter Saur.