De Gruyter acquires Ontos

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De Gruyter has acquired the German publisher Ontos.

Ontos has a strong international orientation, publishing about 50 book titles and three journals each year in the fields of philosophy and mathematical logic. The publishing house's backlist comprises some 300 publications, 90 per cent of which contain English content. All books and journals are released in print as well as electronic form.

'This acquisition enhances both the quality and breadth of our philosophy portfolio,' says Anke Beck, vice president of humanities publishing at De Gruyter. 'The 23 book series and three journals of international repute published by Ontos represent a superb addition to our existing portfolio, expanding it in the fields of logic, ontology, metaphysics, and analytical philosophy.'

Rafael Hüntelmann, who founded Ontos in 2003, will continue to manage the publishing house's portfolio. All eBooks previously available at Ontos' website can now be obtained at De Gruyter Online. 'We couldn't have found a better partner for the takeover of Ontos,' he said.