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Brill Becomes ORCID Member

Leiden (NL) / Boston (US) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) – 2 February 2017

Academic publisher Brill is proud to announce that they are now an ORCID member.

Effective 1 January 2017, Brill has become a member of ORCID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an independent, non-profit initiative whereby researchers are assigned a unique ORCID iD that can be used to link all of their publications, affiliations, name variations, and other relevant information to their ORCID record.

ORCID has major advantages for researchers, their institutions, funders as well as publishers, as it fixes a variety of problems: correct attribution of authorship, disambiguation of user accounts in all sorts of databases, easy overviews of publications by specific researchers for institutions and funders. To date ORCID has issued nearly 3 million ORCID iDs worldwide.

Sam Bruinsma (Senior VP Business Development, Brill) comments: “The ORCID identifier is destined to become a vital element in the international ecosystem of scholarly communications, enabling us to provide a much-needed persistent and reliable link between our authors and their publications.”

Laurel Haak (Executive Director, ORCID) states: “We are pleased to welcome Brill as a member. This will enable the many humanities, social sciences, and law scholars to use their ORCID iD to distinguish their work and get credit for their contributions.”

As ORCID is a non-profit organization, it is funded through organizational membership and subscription fees. By becoming an ORCID member, Brill supports a sustainable registry and the mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.

For more information about Brill’s ORCID membership, please contact Ms. Marjon Jekel, Applications & Data Manager at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. 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

ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.

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