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What it Means to Publish with Brill

With more than 330 years of experience in scholarly publishing, we combine specialization, experience and efficiency to publish and distribute your research across the globe. Let us take you step-by-step through the publishing process to show you what it means to publish with Brill. Download our brochure to learn more about publishing with Brill.

Author Services

Need support prior to submitting your manuscript? Make the process of preparing and submitting a manuscript easier with Brill's suite of author services, powered by Peerwith—an online platform that connects academics seeking support for their work with experts who can help.

Via this platform, you can find experts experienced with Brill publications to support you with:

  • Copy-editing
  • Translation
  • Indexing
  • Grant proposal support
  • Literature search, and much more

We believe that through this partnership authors and experts will be able to collaborate more effectively and efficiently, resulting in a higher level of service for you while you prepare your manuscript for publication.

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Manage submissions, facilitate peer review

Book and journal article submissions undergo rigorous peer review to ensure scholarly excellence.

Peer review of books is facilitated by experienced  assistant editors to help prepare the content of your manuscript for publishing. If published within a series, manuscripts are also reviewed in coordination with series editors who are experts in the field, supported by balanced editorial boards in specialization and geographical location. Since many of our books are published within series, decisions can be taken relatively quickly because a network of reviewers is often in place.

A growing number of Brill journals use the online submission service Editorial Manager® to streamline peer review. Upon acceptance, an article submitted to any Brill journal can be published as open access. Learn more:

Manage revisions and prepare for production

Following peer review, the same dedicated assistant editor facilitates any necessary revisions and guides you through the process of preparing your manuscript for production. We have even created our own typeface for our authors’ benefit. ‘The Brill’ typeface presents complete coverage of the Latin script with the full range of diacritics and linguistics (IPA) characters used to display any language from any period correctly. Learn more:

Typeset and proofread

When final and complete, your manuscript is handed over to our production department where it receives the personal attention it deserves by experienced staff familiar with working with special characters and non-Latin languages.

We have a reputation for beautiful books, but due to streamlining our book production, we also have one of the fastest production timelines in the business. In addition, we carefully selected a Print on Demand supplier that meets our expectations of quality to ensure that your book will never go out of print.

Publish and distribute

Published in print and electronic format, books, journals, reference works and primary sources benefit from our global sales and distribution channels. The print and e-versions of books and journals are published simultaneously. Four state-of-the-art platforms host the majority of Brill’s Online Resources, each of which give home to one specific content type:

Each platform has been built to optimize the discoverability of the hosted content on search engines like Google. Brill also has agreements in place with discovery services like ProQuest/Serials Solutions (Summon), Ebsco (Ebsco Discovery Service), OCLC (World Cat Local), Ex Libris (Primo) and more, to make sure students and scholars can find your research.


The marketing for your book begins before publication with a dedicated web page on, an announcement to trade partners and libraries in our Forthcoming Publications brochure and via direct data streams, as well as via announcements in our subject-specific email newsletters and print catalogs. We also promote new books and journal issues via social media. Once your book has been published, we make sure it is visible at relevant scholarly conferences. We also facilitate reviews of your book in relevant publications shortly after it becomes available. Other marketing activities include advertising via trade partners and societies, video clips of our authors and editors in action (visit, and online demos of e-resources.

Get started by contacting us

Brill has established (and growing) publishing programs in twenty main subject areas, covering the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. Find the acquisitions editor responsible for your field on our website:

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