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Brill acquires three leading academic journals

Brill acquires three leading academic journals

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) / Singapore (SG) - 22 March 2016

Three of Italy's leading academic journals join Brill's publishing program

Professor Michele Bernardini, the Director of the Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean studies of the Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" signed an agreement by which three leading academic journals join Brill's publishing programs on Asian studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and African Studies. The journals will start publishing with Brill, both online and in print, in 2016. Previously the journals were published by the "Orientale" itself.

About the journals
The Annali, sezione Orientale are being published since 1929. The scope includes the languages, literatures, arts, history and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. The time period covered ranges from the Ancient Near East to the modern period. Full-size articles and smaller research notes are accepted in English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish. The journal is edited by Gianfrancesco Lusini (Naples).

Eurasian Studies focuses on the history of Eurasia, covering the period from the rise of Islam to the outbreak of the First World War. It encourages the publication of unedited documents, sources and literary texts, both in facsimile and in transcription. A substantial section is devoted to the review of recent publications. Founded at the Istituto per l'Oriente C.A. Nallino in Rome in 1994, the journal is edited by Michele Bernardini (Naples) and Jürgen Paul (Halle, Germany).

Ming Qing Yanjiu
, founded in 1992, is a peer reviewed journal dedicated primarily to advanced studies of pre-modern China. This journal provides a forum for scholars from a variety of fields related to late imperial and early republican period that aim to have a cross-disciplinary discourse. Contributions in sociology, literature, psychology, anthropology, history, geography, linguistics, semiotics, political science, and philosophy, as well as book reviews are welcome. The journal is edited by Donatella Guida (Naples).

Professor Donatella Guida, the editor-in-chief of Ming Qing Yanjiu: "Having Brill as a partner creates a wealth of opportunities for our editorial project. Over the course of the last decades, Ming Qing Yanjiu has built an increasing network of scholars and readers all over the world, aiming to become a trusted space for the study of late-imperial China; now, thanks to Brill's long-standing international prestige as a top-tier scholarly publisher, we will be able to consolidate our past results, at the same time setting wider and more ambitious goals for the future. For a journal like ours, which is devoted to a specific - albeit chronologically and thematically vast - field of study, this collaboration really marks the opening of a new and exciting path, especially in terms of visibility and circulation."

"We are very happy to include this cross-disciplinary journal in our portfolio on China Studies," says Senior Acquisitions Qin Higley of Brill's Boston office about Ming Qing Yanjiu.

Michele Bernardini: "The Annali of the Naples University "L'Orientale" is one of the oldest Italian Journals devoted to Oriental and African Studies. Since the beginnings of the 20th century the journal has published articles on archaeology, philology, history, literature, produced by the international academic milieu. The new partnership with Brill will combine the journal's long-established experience with a larger diffusion in the global academic environment."

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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 243 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

About the Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"

The "Orientale" is the oldest school of Sinology and Oriental studies in the whole of Europe. Spoken and written Mandarin Chinese have been taught there since 1724, and Hindi and Urdu since 1878. The "Orientale" currently specialises in Oriental and African languages and literature, history and art-history, but it also offers courses in cultural studies relating to Mediterranean countries, Europe and the Americas.

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