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.

Green Open Access with Brill

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 does not have an embargo in place for Green Open Access.

Brill allows authors to share their work in online repositories and archives under the conditions listed on our Open Access pages. To get more information about Open Access at Brill, click here.

Self Archiving Rights

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

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

  • Authors of articles published by Brill are permitted to self-archive the submitted (pre-peer-review) version of the article at any time. The submitted version of an article is the author's version that has not been peer-reviewed, nor had any value added to it by Brill (such as formatting or copy editing).
  • Authors of articles published by Brill are permitted to self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period of 12 months. The accepted version means the version which has been accepted for publication and contains all revisions made after peer reviewing and copy editing, but has not yet been typeset in the publisher’s lay-out. The publisher’s lay-out must not be used in any repository or on any website.
  • In case your article is published in Open Access under a Creative Commons-license, the self-archiving policy does not apply. Usage is regulated as set out in the specified license.
  • For information about article sharing, see the How Can I Share It website.

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.

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