Publishing in a Brill Journal


If you wish to submit an article to one of our journals, please check the web page of the journal in question, where you should find detailed authors’ instructions. You can search for our journal titles here.

Please note that in order for your article to be considered for publication in any of Brill’s journals, you must agree to Brill’s conditions as outlined in the Ethical and Legal Conditions document. If your article contains images, please consult the Rights in Images document. If accepted, you will be required to transfer copyright by returning a signed hard copy of the Consent to Publish form.

Brill's Ethical and Legal Conditions
Rights in Images

Brill conforms to global industry standards; all our journals are interlinked through CrossRef and the user statistics are Counter compliant. We are a member of all major international initiatives such as ALPSP, UKSG and STM.

Preparing Your Journal Article Manuscript

You can find detailed author instructions on the web page of the journal you are submitting your paper to. To find the home page for the journal you are looking for please click here.

In addition, below you can find a comprehensive overview of files and guidelines needed to prepare your artcile manuscript, including information on style, indexing, proofreading, special scripts and transliteration, fonts and Unicode.

Fonts Scripts and Unicode

If you seek information about fonts and Unicode, Brill recommends the Unicode website or Alan Wood's Unicode Resources. We also encourage authors to make use of 'The Brill' typeface.

Download the file you need via the following listing:

Journal Manuscript Preparation
Author Resources - Illustrations
Author Resources - Marking Corrections in Adobe
Author Resources - Permissions
Author Resources - Special Scripts and Transliteration
Guidelines Right-To-Left Scripts
Special Scripts - Chinese Citation Guide
Special Scripts - Arabic
Special Scripts - Coptic
Special Scripts - Greek
Special Scripts - Hebrew
Special Scripts - Latin Transliteration
Special Scripts - Persian
Special Scripts - Syriac
Special Scripts - Scholarly Transliteration of Biblical Hebrew
Special Scripts - Alphabetic List of Unicode Latin and IPA Characters
Special Scripts - Metrical Notation in Unicode

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Advance Article Publication

Advance Article publication is a service which ensures that accepted journal articles are available online in about 6-8 weeks after acceptance, i.e. in advance of the journal issue in which they are published. Subscribers to the online journal have access to these advance articles as part of their subscription. Advance Articles have a DOI which can be used for the purpose of reference.

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Publishing Supplementary Data on figshare

The need for publishing research data and supplementary data is growing and this is noticed in submissions to our journals and book series. More and more, researchers wish to deposit their data not only in local digital repositories but make these widely and ideally openly available. Brill has already been facilitating this on its own platform. However, we now offer the figshare platform as option. We accept electronic supplementary material, including supporting applications, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound or video clips, large appendices, data tables and other items that cannot be included in the article or book PDF itself. Supplementary files supplied will be published online at figshare, to which reference is made in the publication, and vice versa. Brill will publish the data there on behalf of the author.

The supplements published alongside journal articles and books, are openly accessible to anyone, always. Brill will cover the costs for hosting the data as a service to the author. And, the data are published under a Creative Commons license, meaning that the author remains owner of the content.

For more information please contact us at

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Publishing Ethics

The publication of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed work is expected to follow standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, editors, and reviewers. Download Brill’s Publication Ethics here:

Brill’s Publication Ethics

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Submitting Online

For most journals, Brill offers the possibility of submitting articles online via Editorial Manager (EM). Editorial Manager is an online submission and peer review tracking system where authors can submit manuscripts and track their progress. Whether you are an author, editor, or reviewer, you can access EM from anywhere at any time as long as you have access to a computer with an internet connection. Each journal has its own EM page.

More information on using the system as either an author, editor, or reviewer can be found in the dedicated sections below:


First time users of EM need to register first via the ‘Register Now’ link. Once registered, you will receive an email containing your personal access codes. With these access codes you can log into the Editorial Manager website as an author and submit your manuscript for evaluation by the editors. Please make sure to consult the Instructions to Authors for the journal prior to submission to ensure that your submission is formatted correctly.

Submitting a new manuscript through Editorial Manager:

Submitting a revised manuscript through Editorial Manager:

Authors - General Manual
Authors - Frequently Asked Questions

For any further questions, please contact Brill’s EM support team at (please be sure to provide the name of the journal concerned, and the article number if there is one).


As editor of a journal, your account information will be provided by Brill. You will also have received a short workflow document detailing how and when you should use the system. When a particular action is required, you will receive a notification email about it.

Using Editorial Manager as an editor (general training film):

Inviting reviewers to review a manuscript:

Keeping track of manuscripts:

Inviting author or book reviewers to submit a manuscript:

Besides handling manuscripts sent on the initiative of the author, as an editor you also have the option to invite authors to submit an article or book review:

Editors - Introduction to Editorial Manager
Editors - General Manual
Editors - Frequently Asked Questions
Editors - Quick Workflow Guide

For any further questions, please contact Brill’s EM support team at

EM Newsletters:

December 2017
June 2017
December 2016
May 2016
February 2016


If the editor of a journal would like to ask you to review a manuscript, you will receive a review request via email. This invitation email will contain a link to the Editorial Manager webpage of the journal as well as your access codes (using the “Reviewer Login”). Communicating your decision as to whether you agree or decline to review to the editor, downloading the PDF file of the manuscript and eventually submitting your review comments can all be done via this website.

Submitting a review through Editorial Manager:

Reviewers- General Manual
Reviewers - Frequently Asked Questions

For any further questions, please contact Brill’s EM support team at (please provide the name of the journal concerned as well as a manuscript number or article title).

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