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January 17, 2020

Choice Awards Three Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2019

Brill is proud to announce that three Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2019 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

January 7, 2020

An HSS perspective on the mandatory criteria for transformative journals

This is an open letter to the funders, government bodies and institutions that support Plan S and will be submitted to the open consultation of cOAlition S draft framework for transformative journals.

We thank you for the provision of a draft framework for transformative journals and appreciate the opportunity to consult on the guidance. We are responding from the perspective of publishers working across the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) who typically publish a large proportion of unfunded authors, be that by region, discipline or organisational setting.

December 20, 2019

Brill Publishes New Open Access Journal on Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society is a new full Open Access journal in Brill’s journal portfolio. It is published jointly by Brill and its German imprint Ferdinand Schöningh, and sponsored by the University of Vienna.