Information for Authors from the Netherlands – International Law Journals

As of 1 January 2017 authors from an institution affiliated with the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU) may publish research and review articles in open access in 38 leading International Law journals. The Article Publication Charge (APC) for these journals will be waived.

The article’s corresponding author must be from an eligible university and the article must be published on or after the 1st of January 2017. The regular submission and peer review processes apply.

For more information please contact

Eligible Institutions

  • University of Amsterdam
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • TU Delft
  • University of Groningen
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Tilburg University
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University
  • Leiden University

With the University of Maastricht a different agreement has been reached regarding open access. Further details can be obtained at the university’s OA desk.

Eligible Authors

Teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the eligible institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the eligible institutions.

In case of articles published by multiple authors, the corresponding author will be the eligible author. The corresponding author is the author who signs the Consent to Publish with Brill.

List of International Law Journals

African Journal of Legal Studies
Arab Law Quarterly
Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy
Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law
Chinese Journal of Environmental Law
Climate Law
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
European Journal of Health Law
European Journal of Migration and Law
Global Journal of Comparative Law
Global Responsibility to Protect
Hague Journal of Diplomacy, The
International Community Law Review
International Criminal Law Review
International Human Rights Law Review
International Journal of Children's Rights, The
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, The
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

International Labor Rights Case Law
International Negotiation
International Organizations Law Review
Islamic Law and Society
Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Journal of International Peacekeeping
Journal of Law, Religion and State
Journal of the History of International Law
Journal of World Investment and Trade, The
Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, The
Middle East Law and Governance
Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, The
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Legal History Review, The
Nordic Journal of International Law
Religion and Human Rights
Review of Central and East European Law
Security and Human Right
Tilburg Law Review

How to publish your article in Open Access

Submit your article to your journal contact person at Brill with the request to publish in open access and indicate that you are an author affiliated with one of the eligible institutions in the Netherlands. Once the article gets accepted it will be published in open access right away and free of charge.

If you submit your article through Editorial Manager, you will be asked during the submission process whether you want to publish your article in open access. Please answer this question with “yes”.

The fee waiver only applies to articles submitted to the above listed International Law Journals.

For questions on open access publishing at Brill please contact