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Research Publishing & Impact: Brill

Brill: Read and Publish Agreement

Founded in 1683, Brill is a leading international academic publisher with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill publishes a wide range of high-quality and professionally relevant literature to academic and research institutions in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, international law and selected areas in the sciences. Brill is headquartered in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The 2022 Read & Publish agreement enables authors from participating institutions to publish accepted articles into any ejournals from the Brill Online Journal Collection that their institution subscribes to, without any article processing charges (APCs).

Included titles

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish open access in 84 titles with no transactional APCs. Included titles varies depending on an institution's subscribed collection. Authors should confirm available titles with their institutions.

Brill collections include:

  • high impact Biology titles such as Amphibia-Reptilia, Behaviour, and Multisensory Research.
  • high impact Religion and Theology titles include: Biblical Interpretation, Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, Religion and Theology, Journal of Empirical Theology, Church History and Religious Culture, International Journal of Public Theology

View the full Otago list of titles. Includes annotations for excluded titles.

Eligible articles

Article types

Open access publishing covered under this Read & Publish agreement includes the following article types:

  • Research articles
  • Review articles
  • Brief communications
  • Corrections
  • Additions

Authors may publish excluded article types as “closed access” or pay an article processing charge (if applicable) to make the article open access.

Acceptance date

Eligible articles that have an acceptance date during the term of this agreement (2022) are eligible to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

Number of included articles

There is no limit on the number of articles by participating institutions allowed to be published as part of this agreement.

Other charges

There are no other transactional charges for authors.

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the authors' choice of either

  • CC-BY
  • CC-BY-NC
  • CC-BY-NC-ND.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. Authors retain copyright.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

  1. Follow the publisher's usual article submission process via the journal home page on, in which articles are submitted via Editorial Manager. The author should opt for open access and indicate that they are affiliated with a participating institution.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the publisher will ask the corresponding author to complete a form (publishing agreement).
  3. The corresponding author selects open access and confirms the licence type (e.g. CC-BY).
  4. The APC is automatically waived for authors who have indicated they are affiliated with a participating institution.

View the publisher’s step-by-step guide for authors.

Author identification

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their institutional affiliation.

Authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication in order for the publication to be approved to be published open access with no transactional APCs.

Archiving in institutional repositories

Authors may deposit articles in institutional repositories:

  • Preprints, such as drafts at pre-peer review stage, may be deposited in institutional repositories at any point during the publication process.
  • Author accepted manuscripts, at post-peer review stage, may be made available via institutional repositories immediately after publication with no embargo period.

View the publisher’s self-archiving rights policy for further information.