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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 Read & Publish agreement enables authors from participating institutions to publish an uncapped number of accepted research and review open access articles into any journals from the Brill Online Journal Collection that their institution subscribes to, without any article processing charges (APCs).

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish in 93 of Brills' journals without the need for any transactional open access article processing charge (APC).

This is an uncapped agreement. There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published OA under this agreement.

Hybrid journals that 'flip' to OA during the course of this agreement will remain available for OA publishing for the duration of the agreement.

View the 2024 Otago titles list.

Article eligibility

Articles published from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • research article
  • review article
  • case report
  • brief report
  • rapid communication

Article types excluded from this agreement include, but are not limited to:

  • book review
  • editorial/introduction
  • interview
  • obituary

Other charges

Brill does not charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Corresponding author

Responsible corresponding authors must include a participating institution as one of their affiliations to benefit from this agreement. 

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their:

  • institutional affiliation
  • email address

Responsible corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication

Responsible corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement. 

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Authors retain all rights as per the CC license.

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

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

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher.

Regular submission and peer review processes apply.

1. Select the Brill journal of your choice here: https://brill.com/browse?et=journal&level=all&pageSize=10&sort=datedescending

2. Submit your article via Editorial Manager. During the submission process, select YES under "Open Access".

3. You will be referred to Brill's Open Access payment environment. Please provide your affiliation to claim 100% discount to the Open Access publication charge.

4. Your article will be peer reviewed. 

5. Upon acceptance of your article, it is flagged for Open Access publishing. You will receive the Open Access license for review.

6. Your article is published in Open Access with a CC-BY license.  

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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.

Contact details: Brill

Please email openaccess@brill.com for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.

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.