Open Access

Open Access at Brill

Brill is one of the largest Open Access publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As an early adopter, starting in 2009, we have published 400 Open Access books, 25 full Open Access journals and hundreds of Open Access articles. It is our ambition to make Open Access publishing possible to authors anywhere in the world, regardless of background or budget. Funding support, institutional agreements, and helping researchers comply with research funder Open Access requirements are at the heart of our Open Access program.

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Stephanie Paalvast
Manager Open Access



News and Announcements

An HSS perspective on the mandatory criteria for transformative journals
This is an open letter to the funders, government bodies and institutions that support Plan S and will be submitted to the open consultation of cOAlition S draft framework for transformative journals.

Brill Publishes New Open Access Journal on Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society is a new full Open Access journal in Brill’s journal portfolio. It is published jointly by Brill and its German imprint Ferdinand Schöningh, and sponsored by the University of Vienna.

Brill Launches Chinese Iconography Thesaurus in Open Access
International publisher Brill is proud to announce the launch of a new database in Open Access: The Chinese Iconography Thesaurus. It is freely accessible and brings together Sinology, Art History and Information Studies, creating the first alternative classification scheme, especially designed for Chinese visual culture, with a complementary image archive.

Brill Launches Open Access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World
Brill has entered into a partnership with The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) to publish the new peer-reviewed, academic Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World. The journal will be published in full Open Access: with the support of the University and the Museum, all author charges will be waived.

Video: Everything you ever wanted to know about Open Access publishing

Avi Staiman, CEO of Academic Language Experts, joins Stephanie Paalvast, Head of Open Research at Brill Publishers, to discuss the opportunities, pitfalls and considerations for whether you should be publishing your research Open Access.