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Brill Partners with ScienceOpen to Put Linguistics Research into Context

Brill Partners with ScienceOpen to Put Linguistics Research into Context

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) - 5 August 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce a pilot with research network ScienceOpen.

As of September 2016, three of Brill's Linguistics journals will be indexed on the ScienceOpen platform. This includes adding of article-level metadata, reference analysis and linking back to Brill's Books and Journals platform. By indexing journals with ScienceOpen, Brill content will show usage data provided by Altmetric to inform users on how the articles have been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources, including mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks. These data can be used to sort and filter articles in order to find relevant research and enhance research discoverability.

Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice President Business Development at Brill, commented: "Research published in our Linguistics journals is not just of interest to specialists in Linguistics, but of relevance to Humanists in fields such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, History or regional studies. By indexing articles in ScienceOpen we put our author's research in a wider context and hope to increase the readership and discoverability of our journals."

CEO of ScienceOpen Stephanie Dawson said: "We want to bring all research together into one place. We will progress further and faster when the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences are all brought together, instead of occupying isolated silos, and are happy to integrate Brill content into our platform."

This pilot includes the journals Language, Dynamics and Change and the full Open Access titlesJournal of Greek Linguistics and Indo-European Linguistics.

For more information on ScienceOpen contact Jon Tennant, Communications Director at ScienceOpen, at or  +49-30-6098490-277.

For information about Brill's pilot with ScienceOpen contact Jasmin Lange, Business Development Manager at Brill, at

About ScienceOpen
ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information, aggregating Open Access articles from a variety of sources - opening them up to commenting and discussion. ScienceOpen was founded in 2013 in Berlin and Boston by Alexander Grossmann and Tibor Tscheke. More information:

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, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 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 more information, visit

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