Rights and Permissions


Our authors seek a maximum global audience for the published results of their academic work. We therefore encourage, under certain conditions, the re-use of these texts in other publications, translated into other languages, and, occasionally, as reprinted editions as well. However, permission to re-publish these texts must be obtained beforehand from Brill.

To learn more about our partner RightsLink, and their work with Brill, please watch this slide presentation (zip file) as a slideshow.

Read Brill's Self-Archiving-Rights Policy.


Journal Articles

Brill is pleased to announce its partnership with Copyright Clearance Center to meet your licensing needs for the re-use or translation of our journal article content.

With Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® service it is faster and easier than ever before to secure permission for Brill journal articles to be re-used in a book, anthology, dissertation, proceeding, journal, intranet, internet, storage device (CD-ROM/DVD/memory stick), photocopy, presentation or email.

To locate your desired content, simply browse our catalog.

  • Click on the "Get Permissions" link in the tool-box to the right of the online article.
  • Select the way you would like to re-use the content.
  • Create an account if you have not done so already.
  • Accept the terms and conditions and you are done.

For questions about using the RightsLink service, please contact Customer Support via phone; (001) 877/622-5543 (toll free) or (001) 978/646-2777, or email customercare@copyright.com.

Brill's Open Access and Archival Policy

It is our mission to disseminate the intellectual work of our authors and editors to a maximum number of readers, both now and in the future. In order to do so, we distribute our publications worldwide, both in printed and in electronic form, and keep them available for long periods of time, often decades. With a view to preservation for the future, we store our printed publications in various national archives and our electronic publications in the E-Depot of the Dutch National Library and with Portico.

Click on the links to read Brill's Archival policy and get more information about Open Access at Brill.

Self Archiving Rights

Under certain conditions Brill allows the posting of publications in online repositories and open archives (self-archiving). The following is allowed, always with proper acknowledgement to the original publication:

Permitted use of Articles from Journals, Multi-Authored Books, and Encyclopedias:

Permitted use of Monographs:

  • The institute employing the monograph author may post the accepted manuscript version of the book free of charge in a closed repository, accessible to students and staff only, on its Intranet. The publisher’s lay-out must not be used.
  • Without permission, displaying (parts of) monographs in any form in an open repository or otherwise on the Internet is not allowed. For permissions contact rights@brill.com.

We trust that through this policy we allow maximum freedom of use of our publications without endangering their viability. For further information on permitted uses and permissions contact rights@brill.com. For our open access options, please visit our Open Access at Brill page.
[1] In case of divergent funder’s requirements, please contact brillopen@brill.com.

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