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01.29.2024 | Member News & Releases

Brill Accelerates Open Access Transition with Transformative Agreements in Europe, Australia, and Middle East

From January 1st, 2024, Brill has significantly expanded Open Access opportunities for authors from Europe, Australia and the Middle East with multiple new Transformative Agreements. In addition, several agreements have been successfully renewed.

New in 2024
Brill is proud to expand its Open Access footprint in the DACH countries with three new Transformative Agreements:
– Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Universität Zürich / University of Zurich
– Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg / Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
– Freie Universität Berlin

“We are happy to have entered into a Read & Publish agreement with renowned publisher Brill that, for the first time, gives members of Freie Universität Berlin reading access to the complete portfolio of Brill journals (approx. 360 titles). Moreover, authors can now publish OA articles in those journals at no additional cost and thereby increase the visibility of their research achievements. All in all, teaching, research, and learning at Freie Universität stand to benefit significantly from the R&P agreement,” says Mario Kowalak, Head of Collection Services, Acquisition & Holdings, Freie Universität Berlin.

Linda Ohrtmann and Andreas Rotheneder from University Library Salzburg, add: “We are confident that this new read and publish agreement with Brill will contribute to further promoting Open Access within our university and are likewise happy that it opens reading access to Brill’s full journal collection for our researchers; thus fostering the dissemination of scientific knowledge. For any questions or input regarding Open Access at the University of Salzburg please contact us via open-access.ubs@plus.ac.at.”

Dr. Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer, comments: “Brill’s Transformative Agreement program now offers seamless Open Access publishing to authors from more than 200 institutions across the globe and we are proud to add Freie Universität Berlin, ZB Zürich and Paris Lodron University of Salzburg to that list, as well as two national consortia. The program continues to be instrumental in transitioning Brill’s journal portfolio to Open Access and reflects Brill’s commitment to a full transition to Open Access by 2028.”

In addition, two national agreements were reached with the following consortia:
– MALMAD Consortium, Israel
– EISZ Consortium, Hungary

Renewed in 2024
In addition to new agreements, Brill is pleased to have successfully renewed the following agreements, which have seen consistent take-up of 100% Open Access:
– UNL Consortium, the Netherlands
– BIBSAM Consortium, Sweden
– Vienna University, Austria
– University of Innsbruck, Austria
– CSIC Consortium, Spain
– CAUL Consortium, Australia & New Zealand

For more information about this media alert, please contact Stephanie Veldman, Head of Open Research at Brill, at Stephanie.Veldman@brill.com.

About Brill Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Life Sciences. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. 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 brill.com.

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