Leiden – 24 May 2023


Brill is delighted to enter into a partnership with the Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities for the publication of three new diamond Open Access journals in Linguistics, Islamic Studies and Philosophy: Applied Linguistics JournalIslamic Studies Journal, and Philosophical Studies Journal. With the support of the University, all author charges will be waived. The journals will start publishing as early as 2024 and will welcome submissions shortly. Journal articles are accepted in English and Arabic, and are subject to peer review.

Diamond Open Access partnerships are a cornerstone of Brill’s Open Access program and help drive Open Access publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, fields that rely on limited funding and are traditionally bibliodiverse.

Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer, comments: “It is a privilege to partner with the Mohamed Bin Zayed University on delivering equitable Open Access publishing for authors in fields or countries where Open Access funding is limited. We are excited to develop a prestigious set of journals, maintaining the high standards of rigor and scholarship that our communities expect. In addition, the journals will provide a window into scholarship from the Near and Middle East and foster international collaboration.”

The journals are part of Brill’s growing Open Access presence in the Near and Middle East which we are excited to develop further. If you are interested in contributing to these new journals, please contact Abdurraouf Oueslati, Acquisitions Editor Middle East and Islamic Studies at Brill, via For more information on Brill’s Open Access program visit

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