Rights & Permissions

Our authors seek a maximum global audience for the published results of their academic work. We therefore encourage, under certain conditions, the re-use of these texts in other publications, translated into other languages, and, occasionally, as reprinted editions as well. However, permission to re-publish these texts must be obtained beforehand from Brill.

To learn more about our partner RightsLink, and their work with Brill, please watch this slide presentation (zip file) as a slideshow.

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Journal Articles

Brill is pleased to announce its partnership with Copyright Clearance Center to meet your licensing needs for the re-use or translation of our journal article content.

With Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® service it’s faster and easier than ever before to secure permission for Brill journal articles to be re-used in a book, anthology, dissertation, proceeding, journal, intranet, internet, storage device (CD-ROM/DVD/memory stick), photocopy, presentation or email.

To locate your desired content, simply visit:


Click on the "Get Permissions" link in the tool-box to the right of the online article to open the following page:

    • Select the way you would like to re-use the content
    • Create an account if you haven't already
    • Accept the terms and conditions and you're done

    For questions about using the RightsLink service, please contact Customer Support via phone; (001) 877/622-5543 (toll free) or (001) 978/646-2777, or email customercare@copyright.com


    Brill's Open Access and Archival Policy

    It is our mission to disseminate the intellectual work of our authors and editors to a maximum number of readers, both now and in the future. In order to do so, we distribute our publications worldwide, both in printed and in electronic form, and keep them available for long periods of time, often decades. With a view to preservation for the future, we store our printed publications in various national archives and our electronic publications in the E-Depot of the Dutch National Library and with Portico.

    Click on the links to read Brill's Archival policy and Brill Open, Open Access at Brill.