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10.10.2018  |  Member News & Releases

Brill signs agreement to join CEPIEC’s Iresearch Platform

October 10, 2018 – Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – International scholarly publisher Brill and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC) announced their agreement at the Frankfurt Book Fair to make Brill e-books available on CEPIEC’s newly launched Iresearch online platform.

CEPIEC only recently launched its state-of-the-art Iresearch online platform, which offers publishers’ content for research and reference to institutional customers and readers in China, with both a Chinese and an English interface. The new platform contains sophisticated knowledge graph technology and interactive tools to considerably enhance the search experience for users.

“The decision to join the Iresearch platform fits Brill’s global multi-channel, multi-platform sales strategy, whereby we offer access to our content directly via our own platform Brill.com or through several other third party platforms. We look forward to the collaboration with CEPIEC to increase and facilitate distribution and sales of Brill resources in China,” says Peter Coebergh, CEO of Brill. 

“The construction of the Iresearch platform is an important component of CEPIEC’s Digital Development Strategy. The platform integrates high quality electronic book resources all over the world, aiming to provide rich academic research references to our institutional clients and readers. The cooperation with the Iresearch platform is an opportunity to build a closer comprehensive partnership between CEPIEC and Brill. ” says Jianxin Wang, President of CEPIEC.

For more information on the agreement contact Brill’s office in Beijing at sales-cn@brill.com.

About Brill – Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in  Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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 further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About CEPIEC – Founded in 1987 by the Ministry of Education in Beijing, China, CEPIEC (China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd.) is one of the largest publications import & export enterprises in China. With all services rooted in Education, the foundation of CEPIEC development is to build good relationships with universities and colleges. In recent years, CEPIEC maintained the growth rate of businesses around 10%, with a market share of over 35% in China. CEPIEC has strong capabilities in import and export of foreign books, periodicals and many other content related products. CEPIEC also actively promotes the transition from print book to digital book. At the same time, international exhibitions and copyright business are expanded actively by the CEPIEC. For more information, visit www.cepiec.com.cn.

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