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  • LISWire: Brill and Higher Education Press Announce New Journal Partnership

    September 1st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Beijing (CH) / Leiden (NL) – 1 September 2011

    Today, at the Beijing International Book Fair a Journal Co-publication Agreement has been signed between Higher Education Press (Beijing) and Brill (Leiden). As of 2012 Brill will be responsible for the international print and online distribution of six scholarly journals in the Frontiers of China series, while Higher Education Press will be responsible for the Chinese market.

    The Frontiers of China series was founded by Higher Education Press and presents the best of Chinese scholarship to the world. The list of journals contracted with Brill includes the following titles:
    - Frontiers of Business Research in China
    - Frontiers of Economics in China
    - Frontiers of Education in China
    - Frontiers of History in China
    - Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
    - Frontiers of Philosophy in China

    These titles were previously distributed by Springer.

    Weiping Zha (Deputy Editor-in-Chief at HEP) said:” Brill has always been dedicated to the dissemination of China’s academic achievement. The alliance between Brill and HEP will surely deepen the collaboration in areas such as resource sharing, business development, marketing, service platform building, and so on. We believe that our cooperation will surely lay a solid foundation for a promising and fruitful future.”

    Sam Bruinsma (Vice President Business Development at Brill) added: “Brill is delighted with this partnership between our two publishing houses. It’s a tribute to the growing importance of Chinese scholarship, not only in sciences, but in the humanities and social sciences as well. We are grateful for this opportunity to cooperate in the publication and distribution of these six outstanding journals. They are a highly valuable contribution to our package of now 175 scholarly journals.”

    For ordering 2012 subscriptions for these six journals, please contact Brill at For questions about subscriptions please contact or for the Americas

    Higher Education Press
    Founded in 1954, Higher Education Press (HEP), a core member of China Education, is a comprehensive publisher providing a wide range of educational resources and services for higher education, vocational education, adult education, and lifelong education. Devoted to promoting the educational, academic and cultural development, HEP offers high quality books, audio-visual publications, digital and online resources, etc, among which over 1,000 titles were granted national awards, and HEP was awarded with the titles of National Outstanding Publisher, Top 100 Publishers in China, etc. At the beginning of the new century, based on educational publishing, HEP’s business has expanded to academic publishing, digital publishing, teacher training, etc. A brand new HEP is ready for the future opportunities and challenges. Please visit

    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Asian Studies (incl. Hotei imprint and Global Oriental imprint); Classical Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; contemporary History and History of War studies; Biblical and Religious Studies; Slavic Studies; Language & Linguistics; Biology; Science (VSP imprint); Human Rights and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff imprint). With offices in Leiden and Boston (MA), Brill today publishes more than 150 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. In principle all publications are made available in both print and electronic form. Under the imprint of IDC Publishers a large number of research collections are marketed in the academic fields named above. Key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

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