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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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News and Announcements

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.

Brill Publishes High-Impact Titles in Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce the release of 11 books in Open Access in its most recent collaboration with library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

Brill's Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access through Crowdfunding

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to enter into a partnership with six sponsors to continue publishing the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access. With the support and commitment of these sponsors from around the globe, representing key institutions in the field, all research articles and book reviews will be available online for free from the moment of publication.