Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces that it will make its entire Open Access ebook collection freely available on the JSTOR platform starting in November 2018. The collection currently holds 235 titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences and International Law, particularly in the fields of Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Religious Studies, Classics, and Linguistics. Brill’s Open Access ebooks are published with a CC-BY-NC license and are available in print as hardback and paperback editions.

Like all ebooks on JSTOR, the titles will be available in an unlimited, DRM-free access model, and will be digitally preserved in Portico. The Open Access books are available for anyone to use, with no need to register or log in.

Frank Smith, Director of the Books at JSTOR program, commented, “Brill has developed a strong program of Open Access content in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and we are proud of this collaboration to expand access to researchers around the world.”

Jasmin Lange, Director Business Development at Brill, says: “Key to the success of our Open Access program is a strict peer review process, high production standards and a wide distribution. The cooperation with JSTOR will significantly improve the discoverability of our Open Access books and help bring each title to the doorstep of the researcher that needs them.”

About Brill

Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit


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