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Brill Publishes The Journal of Interrupted Studies

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 13 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has become the publisher of The Journal of Interrupted Studies, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary journal edited and founded by Oxford University students and academics, and dedicated to the work of refugee academics. Serving as a platform to publish research that has in many cases itself been interrupted by the authors’ own forced migration, the journal aims to show the impact of the refugee crisis on academic scholarship and the lives of academic refugees. It also provides a forum for valuable incomplete research; often a fragment of an unfinished research project, such as a hypothesis or methodology, can contribute significantly to scholarly development.

The journal editors, Oxford students Paul Ostwald and Marcos Barclay remark: “The journal seeks to highlight the intellectual and political agency of refugees in a climate where they are often dehumanised and excluded from the public discourse around them. Our partnership with Brill is an important step to a broader awareness of the journal’s mission.”

Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe comments: “When an intellectual project is stopped short, the available pieces may hold great value – both as scholarly contributions in themselves and as offerings to a more complete understanding of the interruption and its impact. Brill is honored to offer sponsorship and support to the publication of The Journal of Interrupted Studies.”

The electronic version of the journal will be freely available on an Open Access basis. Brill will also produce a print version which will be available free of charge.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Anna Schmitt Nagelbach, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [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, Human Rights and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 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

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