Open Access Publishing with Brepols

As a humanities publisher, our mission is to make your publications available to the widest possible readership and we firmly believe that Open Access is an effective way to achieve this. When we publish in Open Access, your research is free to read online and easier to re-use. We offer various routes to Open Access, in addition to our traditional subscription-based or sales model. Whichever model you choose, you can be confident that we will always bring the same added value and stamp of quality to our professional services: peer review; copyediting; typesetting and layout; IT hosting; marketing; and print publication. We take pride in offering our authors the very best craftmanship of traditional publishing combined with the newest developments in Open Access Publishing.


All authors publishing (Gold) Open Access retain the full copyright on their work. The work will be made available under a Creative Commons license, providing you with the maximum flexibility to share your research freely online.


We strive to ensure that all our authors can publish in line with the policies of their research institutes or funding bodies. If our policy does not directly align with these requirements, please email or contact your Publishing Manager. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.


Over the years, we have partnered up with several research projects, learned societies, and research centres and institutes in order to realize their program of Open Access publication. By tailoring our services and infrastructure to the specific needs of each individual project (journals, book series, databases), we are always able to create cost-efficient solutions that will provide you and your project with quality services and a global reach. We welcome new proposals for partnership and invite you to contact for an initial discussion if you have a project that you would like to discuss.