Thursday, 13 October 2011

Brill Online

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 has been listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange since 1997. Summarized market details for Brill can be found on Euronext. You can also read Brill's Annual Report 2010; (Dutch language).

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, VSP, Hotei and Global Oriental. Brill has developed distinctive platforms for its online resources.


Brill publishes over 500 books per year in both print and electronic format. Brill offers
the electronic version on its own platform (October 2011). Each title is part of one E-Book Collection. The E-Book collections are sold by copyright year.

From 2012 Brill will publish 175 journals – including 16 e-only titles and 3 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 have been (or will be) 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.

Reference works
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
- Biology
- Classical Studies
- History
- Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
- International Law
- International Relations
- Jewish Studies
- Language and Linguistics
- Middle East and Islamic Studies
- Philosophy
- Religious Studies
- Science
- Slavic and Eurasian Studies
- Social Sciences


Brill Online is a recommended resource for Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies.

UKM subscribes the following content:

The Brill Dictionary of Religion
Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE
Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
Index Islamicus

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