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The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the Library Collection and open access publishing agreements in which the University participates.

Brill Selected Journals Open Access Publishing Agreement

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024. An agreement was also in place from January 1st 2022 & 2023 - December 31st 2022 & 2023.

Summary: Brill publishes journals, books and reference works within the humanities and social science disciplines. The agreement offers UNSW corresponding authors open access publishing in the 30 journals UNSW has read access to in 2024 at no charge to the author. 

Titles included: The 2024 journals included in the UNSW agreement are:

  • Animal Biology
  • Asian Journal of Social Science (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Behaviour
  • Crustaceana
  • European Journal of Migration & Law (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Global Responsibility to Protect
  • Historical Materialism
  • Horizons in Biblical Theology
  • International Community Law Review
  • International Criminal Law Review
  • International Human Rights Law Review (new to agreement in 2024)
  • International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
  • International Negotiation
  • International Organisations Law Review (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
  • Journal of International Peacekeeping
  • Journal of Moral Philosophy
  • Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Nan NU (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Nordic Journal of International Law
  • Numen (new to agreement in 2024)
  • Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
  • Research in Phenomenology
  • Society & Animals
  • The International Journal of Children's Rights
  • The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
  • The Journal of World Investment & Trade
  • The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals
  • Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
  • Yearbook of International Disaster Law Online

The following titles are no longer part of the agreement (from 1 Jan 2024): African and Asian Studies, Amphibia-Reptilia, Comparative Sociology, European Journal of Health Law, Global Governance, IAWA Journal, Insect Systematics & Evolution, Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Chinese Overseas, Journal of Cognition and Culture, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication and Multisensory Research.

Number of included articles: There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published by UNSW corresponding authors under the agreement.

Information for authors: See the How to publish with Brill webpage. UNSW corresponding authors must use their UNSW institutional email address ( to be eligible under this agreement. This agreement allows researchers to publish open access under a CC BY licence. For journal response times between submission and acceptance you should check the specific journal guidelines for accurate information.

Eligible article types: Original Paper, Review, Brief Communication, Correction, Additions.

How to submit your article for open access publishing:

  1. Follow Brill’s usual article submission process via the journal’s homepage.
  2. On acceptance of the article, the UNSW corresponding author completes a form (publishing agreement).
  3. To comply with the Open Access policy the UNSW corresponding author will need to retain the rights to either the Published Version of Record or Author Accepted Manuscript, and deposit into UNSWorks using a CC BY licence.
  4. The APC will then be waived for authors who 
    • used their UNSW institutional email address and
    • selected UNSW as their institutional affiliation.

Corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail) or email addresses affiliated with other organisations, research centres or institutes. Otherwise they may be ineligible under the terms of this agreement.

For any queries about this open access publishing agreement please use this short form.

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