It is Brill’s ambition to be transparent and encourage the availability of our authors research results, while also maintaining the sustainability of the journals and book series that we publish together with, and on behalf of, their academic communities.

Brill allows authors to share their work in non-commercial online repositories and archives without an embargo under the following conditions.

Articles & Book Chapters


Version Stage Share
First draft Pre-peer review At any point in the publication process
Author Manuscript Post-peer review Immediately after publication: 0 months
Published PDF Post-publication Personal use only
  • Share the pre-peer reviewed manuscript at any point in the publication process.
  • Share the post-peer reviewed manuscript immediately after publication. This version is often identified as the Author Manuscript (AM) or Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM).
  • All authors receive the final published PDF of their publication for personal use. Please note Brill does not allow this version to be shared in archives or repositories.


  • The repository of the institution you are affiliated to.
  • A not-for-profit subject repository relevant to your discipline.
  • A funder repository to comply with your funder’s requirements for publishing.
  • Your personal or company website.

Please note that Brill does not support sharing on commercial platforms and networks such as or Researchgate.


  • Authors or their institutions may post the accepted manuscript version 12 months after publication in a closed repository [intranet]. Such a repository is accessible to students and staff only.
  • To discuss options to share the PDF version of the E-Book, please contact

For suggestions on sharing your work, please visit How Can I Share It.