Rights and Permissions

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 for 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.

As one of the early adopters and supporters of Open Access, Brill has now a rapidly expanding list of titles published in Open Access. Please check out our Open Access section for a full overview over Brill’s Open Access activities and the possibilities for Brill authors.

We also encourage, under certain conditions, the re-use of our authors’ and editors’ texts in other publications and in translated editions. However, permission to re-publish or to translate these texts must be obtained beforehand from Brill.

... In a few exceptional cases, such as authors wishing to re-use their own text in their own forthcoming monograph, no written permission is required. Please read about those exceptions on the page containing information on Brill's Self-Archiving Policy for Brill Authors/Editors. Please be aware that texts published with Brill are protected by international copyright laws and that a fee may be charged for re-use of those texts.

Occasionally Brill does not hold copyright to published works, for instance with collections of previously published articles or with illustrations. Please consult the copyright pages in the Brill publications and/or the relevant credit lines provided first, and then contact the appropriate copyright holder for permission to re-publish. It is strongly advised to start early with permission applications, Brill will handle permission requests within 4-6 weeks.

Through the icons below you can find the desired information related to your permission request. The fastest method to obtain permission to re-use Brill’s content (except for full book translations), is via the platform of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Click on [books] or [journals] for CCC access instructions.