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04.25.2023 | Member News & Releases

Brill Adds German Imprints to Open Access Transformative Agreement with University of Vienna

Leiden/Göttingen – Brill is delighted to renew and expand its Transformative Agreement with the University of Vienna. Brill is one of the largest Open Access publishers in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

A Transformative Agreement gives reading and publishing rights to Brill’s full journal collection, including all titles published under the German imprints Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Böhlau and unipress. Researchers affiliated with the University of Vienna now have the opportunity to publish an unlimited number of articles in any of Brill’s journals in Open Access by default, including all full Open Access titles.

Wolfgang Mayer, Head of E-Resource Management at the University of Vienna / Vienna University Library, comments: “Researchers at the University of Vienna have a long and prolific tradition with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, particularly with Böhlau situated in Vienna since the 1940s. This transformative agreement embedded within the much more visible and highly efficient Brill environment is an important step to introduce and perpetuate OA especially in Theology, History, Jewish Studies and other Social Sciences and Humanities.”

Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer, adds: “The long and rich tradition of Geisteswissenschaften is one of the defining features of Austrian and German academia. At the same time, research in these countries is opening up at an unprecedented speed and scale. Brill is delighted to partner with the University of Vienna to extend Open Access to authors publishing in Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Böhlau and unipress journals.”

Agreement Basics:
– Free access to Brill’s full journal collection
– Unlimited Open Access publishing for affiliated faculty members
– Authors retain copyright
– CC-BY by default

For more information about this agreement and on Open Access publishing with Brill, please contact Eva Wantzen at eva.wantzen@brill.com or visit brill.com/openaccess.

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.

About the University of Vienna Library For more information on the University of Vienna Library, please visit https://bibliothek.univie.ac.at/en/.

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