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De Gruyter and Gorgias Press enter partnership

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Berlin/Boston, 5 March 2018

Gorgias Press and De Gruyter have formed an editorial and commercial partnership for Gorgias Press titles. Through this agreement, eBook versions of all Gorgias Press titles will be available on degruyter.com.

Gorgias Press has published over 3,000 titles in history, language and religious studies, with specific areas of expertise in the Ancient Near East, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Classics, Early Christianity, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, and Syriac. Gorgias Press is based in Piscataway, NJ, USA.

The agreement includes the Gorgias Press output of 75 titles per year and a backlist of more than 3,000 titles, all renowned in their fields for their outstanding level of quality. Working together, the two partners will provide a complementary editorial program allowing scholars to find relevant electronic content in one place.

“We started Gorgias Press in 2001 as a press for scholars by scholars and envisioned combining cutting-edge technology with research in the humanities. Our success in raising awareness of understudied fields and our search for an appropriate eBook platform to disseminate our content has now led us to partner with De Gruyter, with whom we share scholarly curiosity and the desire to expand our reach globally,” said Dr. George Kiraz, co-founder and President of Gorgias Press.

“We are delighted to partner with Gorgias Press because we share common views about quality and forming close working relationships with authors. With this partnership we will boost our distinguished programs in Middle Eastern, Ancient Near East, Biblical and Islamic Studies so that researchers and librarians will have one ‘go-to’ source for scholarship in these fascinating fields,” said Dr. Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter.

Eric Merkel-Sobotta


De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship 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 open access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Saur, De|G Press and Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV). For more information, visit: www.degruyter.com


Gorgias Press, founded in 2001, is an independent academic publisher of books and journals in history, languages, and religious studies, with specific areas of expertise in the Ancient Near East, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Classics, Early Christianity, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, and Syriac.

Gorgias [GOR-gee-us] Press was founded by George and Christine Kiraz as a specialty press that could support academic publishing in their areas of research. Gorgias Press has a solely online presence, with no physical storefront, and uses automation and digital printing technology rather than traditional print runs for most of its titles. With these tools, the press is able to publish rare, specialist and understudied topics that were previously underrepresented. Gorgias Press is best known for its pioneering work in linguistics, religion, and especially Syriac. For more information, visit: www.gorgiaspress.com

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