Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden, (The Netherlands) with a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Brill was listed at the Amsterdam Stock exchange in 1896. Brill shares have been publicly traded since 1997. Summarized market details for Brill can be found on Euronext. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
Brill publications also include the imprints Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Hotei and
Global Oriental. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences,
International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill has developed distinctive platforms for its online resources.
Brill publishes over 500 books per year in both print and electronic format. Brill many electronic versiosn of its titles on its own dedicated platform http://www.booksandjournals.brillonline.com. Each title is part of one E-Book Collection. The E-Book collections are sold by copyright year.
As of 2013 Brill publishes 190 journals – including 16 e-only titles and6 full open access titles. Many of Brill’s journals are indexed by major abstracting & indexing services, such as Web of Science and Scopus. All back volumes are digitized and are included in the Brill Journal Archives Online.
In addition to its journals and books publishing programmes, Brill also offers reference works and primary source materials.
Brill publishes various reference works in print and online – including prestigious publications such as the Encyclopedia of Islam, Brill’s New Pauly and The Hague Academy Collected Courses.
Primary Source Materials
Primary sources usually refer to original material, which scholars study and interpret as a basis for their own academic works. Brill’s Primary Source Collections include scanned printed or handwritten texts, e.g. pre-modern archival documents, Oriental manuscripts, but also printed art sales catalogues and contemporary human rights reports.
Brill’s main subject areas are:
- African Studies
- American Studies
- Ancient Near East and Egypt
- Art and Architecture
- Asian Studies
- Biblical Studies
- Classical Studies
- Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
- International Law
- International Relations
- Jewish Studies
- Language and Linguistics
- Middle East and Islamic Studies
- Religious Studies
- Slavic and Eurasian Studies
- Social Sciences