Beata Socha has worked in publishing for over ten years, since 2016 she has been part of De Gruyter’s Open Access team. In her role as Editorial Coordinator and Product Manager, she has been responsible for growing the publisher’s Open Access portfolio and for overseeing the progress on new journal titles in social sciences. De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarships and has done so for more than 260 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich – it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including a large number of open access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Sciendo, De Gruyter Saur, De|G Press, Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV) and the publishing services division Sciendo.
All Sessions by Beata Socha
Sponsor Talk: Open Science, a Publisher’s perspective
Over the past decade, Open Access has become a mainstream publication model, with increasing support from international organizations, universities and the European Union. De Gruyter has been one of the first publishers to embrace Open Access and now has an impressive OA book and journal portfolio, which has been growing both organically and through acquisitions. Launching new journals and flipping subscription ones to OA is always a challenge, however, figures show that not only is it possible, but can be beneficial to the journal in the long run.