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To all of our authors and editors, suppliers and customers::

As per July 1st, 2017 Sense Publishers has become part of Brill. 

We think this move will be highly beneficial for you as well as for Sense: Brill has a strong
international sales force and a wide distribution to university libraries. Moreover, Brill has
their own well-developed e-book platform, which is now quite essential in international
academic publishing.

Most of the current staff of Sense Publishers (including publishers Peter de Liefde and
Michel Lokhorst) continue to work under the new umbrella. It is highly important to
Brill that Sense’s current business continues in the usual way. All editorial, production,
marketing,  sales and distribution activities are meant to continue without any disruption
or delay, and, of course, all author and editorial agreements will be honored.

Brill continues Sense’s policy of keeping the books affordable to students.


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 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

Peter de Liefde- Founder of Sense Publishers