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 article manuscript, including information on style, indexing, proofreading, special scripts and transliteration, fonts and Unicode.


Author Resources - Illustrations
Author Resources - Marking Corrections in Adobe
Author Resources - Permissions
Author Resources - Formatting Glosses and Linguistic Examples

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.

More information about Fonts, Scripts and Unicode, including a list of help files, can be found here.

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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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Publication 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. We encourage you to direct questions and concerns to

Download Brill’s Publication Ethics here: Brill’s Publication Ethics

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