Your advantages:

  • E-Book at the same time as the print edition
  • Long-term archiving
  • International distribution
  • Indexing in all major databases
  • MARC records
  • CrossRef/DOI

Academic publishing today

In the course of digitalization and the constant development of electronic media, the world of academic publishing is undergoing structural change. Researchers access databases and e-books– at all conceivable places and at any time. They still work with the printed book, but increasingly they also read on tablets or smartphones. The desire for quick and convenient access to information is constantly growing.

We meet the challenges of digital publishing: from the printed edition to the enhanced e-book - we realize your project in the best possible form and present your research results to a broad audience.

Our E-Book-format

Our e-books are realized in PDF format. The PDF has become widely accepted in the academic field as a file format for e-books mainly because it meets the requirements of academic citation due to its pagination, which is identical to that of the printed edition.

Distribution and Indexing

Unless you request otherwise, we offer your book as an e-book simultaneously with the print edition. Our e-books are distributed in thoroughly planned collections for institutional customers, but also as single titles. We maintain close contacts with libraries and research institutions worldwide, which are regularly visited by our sales representatives. To further increase the visibility and usability of your publication, it is indexed in all major databases, such as Web of Science, Scopus, Summons, Primo, Ebsco Discovery or Google Scholar.


All your texts are provided with MARC-records (Machine-Readable Cataloging) – the international standard for the distribution of bibliographic data. By assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is a unique identification number, articles, contributions or book chapters can also be retrieved and purchased individually. The assignment of a DOI also increases the visibility of the individual contributions and ensures citation. The DOI is permanently valid as an address and remains unchanged even if a storage location changes. Brill has been a member of CrossRef, the international agency for the registration of DOIs, since its foundation in 2000, and is thus well integrated into networks for online publications.