Brill Open


Brill Open is Brill’s program in Open Access publishing.

Brill offers an Open Access solution at all publication levels: articles, journal issues, entire journals, chapters, books, and book series. Additionally, Brill publishes four full, broad Open Access journals.

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Why publish in Open Access with us:

Visibility. Reach a wide audience. Maximize usage. Let your work be used and shared. Increase impact of your research by sharing your work in institutional and commercial repositories.

Compliance. More and more research institutions have a mandate in place requiring you to publish in Open Access. Brill aims to be compliant with all institutional policies, and is fully compliant with the policy of national and European funders such as the RCUK and ERC; also with the policy of independent organizations such as the Wellcome Trust.

Peer review. All of Brill’s manuscripts are peer reviewed, often double-blind, by expert reviewers. Solid quality control is Brill’s top priority for its entire publishing program, including our Open Access publications.

Speed. Throughout the entire publication process we aim to work to strict deadlines in order to have your book or article published and brought to market as soon as possible.

Open Access for books. If you choose to participate in our Open Book program, your book will be made available electronically in Open Access immediately upon publication. This means no embargo will be applicable. The OA version will also be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). The OA version is distributed to libraries in the same way as a regular e-book, meaning that your library can subscribe to receive the metadata so that you can find it in the catalogue.

Competitive charges. Brill offers highly competitive rates for ‘Gold’ Open Access publishing, especially for books.

E- and print. Almost all Brill Open publications are also published in print.

Sales and Marketing. Our dedicated sales and marketing team works with all relevant academic, corporate and government libraries around the world, thus assuring the widest possible exposure.

Hybrid and full OA. Brill publishes around 200 journals covering a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. All of our journals offer ‘hybrid’ Open Access publishing solution, and in addition we publish several fully Open Access journals.