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Majority of Brill’s Book Series Now Included in Scopus

The international scholarly publisher Brill has 280+ of its book series included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) - 10 October 2016

The international scholarly publisher Brill has 280+ of its book series included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Scopus covers abstracts and citations of more than 64 million items from over 5,000 different publishers. This large number of scientific journals, books and conference proceedings delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output and helps academics, governments and corporates with their research activities.

Besides one-off books, Brill already had the majority of its journals indexed in Scopus. On top of that, Brill's book series coverage in Scopus has now been expanded to 280+ titles after review by the Scopus independent Content Selection & Advisory Board.

Ove Kähler, Director Product Management & Global Distribution at Brill: "Books remain an important form of publication in the Humanities.  Brill's authors applaud the commitment of Scopus to continuously enhance its citation database also in the non-science fields."

Susanne Steiginga, Product Manager Scopus Content: "In our efforts to index the best quality scholarly content in all academic subjects, the inclusion of Brill's book series is an important step in expanding our coverage in the Humanities."

For more information about Brill's inclusion in Scopus, please contact Ove Kähler at

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

About Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains more than 64 million items indexed from over 22,000 titles coming from  5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software. Scopus is part of the Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services.

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