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Brill joins the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

Brill has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA)  ()

Brill has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA). The association promotes and supports scholarly publishers that offer reputable open access publications and reliable open access publishing services. View Brill's membership profile page, here.

Brill open access publications are made available through Brill Open on the Brill Online Books and Journals platform in all areas Brill publishes in: Humanities, Social Sciences, International and Human Rights Law and Biology.

In August 2013, Brill Open expanded to include books as well as book chapters. To date, Brill has published around 80 books in open access, several of which as part of ‘OAPEN-NL,' a project exploring Open Access monograph publishing in the Netherlands. All titles published through Brill Open are available as part of the Brill Open E-Book Collection, and are also included in the subject collections at no extra cost.

Authors can publish their articles in open access in any of Brill's 195 hybrid journals. Additionally, Brill's six fully open access journals are searchable through the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and its open access books through the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) of which Brill is one of the main sponsors.

In addition, through the Brill/IFLA Open Access Award Brill seeks to reward open access book initiatives that support the academic community in an innovative way. Submissions for 2014 are welcomed.

For more information on Brill Open and publishing in open access at Brill visit:

For more information on the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) visit:

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, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 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

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.  Further details regarding the organisation can be found at

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