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State University of New York Press

State University of New York Press

State University of New York Press

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Les Presses de l'Université du Québec

Les Presses de l’Université du Québec

Les Presses de l’Université du Québec

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Brill Academic Publishers

Brill Academic Publishers

Brill Academic Publishers

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About Brill Academic Publishers

When the then general manager Evert Jan Brill (1812- 1871) bought the Leiden-based publisher Luchtmans in 1848 and re-named it under his own name, he continued to pursue the company’s key activity started by Jordaan Luchtmans (1652-1708) in 1683. Facilitating the flow of information between authors and their readers remained the core business of the thriving publishing house. In 1896, Brill became a public limited company and one hundred years later, in 1996, the word ‘Koninklijk’ (royal) was added to the firm’s name. Brill developed throughout the twentieth century into a small but significant international publisher. Today, the company is primarily a broadly oriented humanities publishing house and has many of the characteristics of an international university press, although with a clear focus on creating long-term economic value as a strategy to protect its independence and standing in the market. Brill focuses on the academic research market in the areas of humanities and social sciences, international law, and natural history. The company outsources pre-press, printing, IT, and distribution to third parties, while only investing in its core activities and employing proven technologies.

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Throughout its history, Brill has not only grown organically, but has also acquired many other publishers and imprints, including Nijhoff, IDC Publishers, Humanities Press, Styx, Index Islamicus, Gieben, Koninklijke Van Gorcum, Transnational, Hotei, Global Oriental, Forsten, Emerald and KITLV. At the end of 2013, Brill acquired Hes & De Graaf, followed by Editions Rodopi BV in the summer of 2014. Brill has retained the use of only four of these imprints: Brill ǀ Nijhoff, Hotei, Brill ǀ Hes & De Graaf and Brill ǀ Rodopi. With the 2003 takeover of Martinus Nijhoff, publisher of the prestigious publication series and online database of The Hague Academy of International Law, Brill gained a leading position in the field of international law publishing. The contract with this prestigious Summer School was renewed at the end of 2014. Brill is also a supplier of important (and increasingly digital) primary source material, including scans of historic archives or collections of documents.

Brill pursues a dual format publishing policy of publishing books, journals, and major reference works, in print and digital form. Books, unlike in the fields of natural sciences and engineering where they have largely been replaced by journals, still play a major role at Brill. Electronic sales have risen substantially in recent years. Brill distributes the e-version of its products through third parties as well as directly, thereby strengthening its position. Customers can often choose the form in which to access the desired information thanks to Brill’s fully digital publishing process and multimedia file formats. Due to the long-term value of scholarly information in the humanities, the life span of our products is generally long. Brill still sells substantial quantities of older titles from its stock, or has these reprinted in small runs using new technology (printing on demand). In 2014, some of our long-running book series were successfully digitized and brought onto the market as a collection. Brill also composes regional collections and compilations. In this way, we make whole to our authors our unqualified promise that books from Brill will always remain available.

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Boston, Boston, Mass., Danvers, MA, Leiden, Leiden, Boston, Leiden, Netherlands

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University of Pennsylvania Press

University of Pennsylvania Press

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University of Hawaii Press

University of Hawaii Press

University of Hawaii Press

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