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Brill's Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access through Crowdfunding

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to enter into a partnership with six sponsors to continue publishing the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access. With the support and commitment of these sponsors from around the globe, representing key institutions in the field, all research articles and book reviews will be available online for free from the moment of publication. Moreover, there are no author publication charges. Brill is excited to embrace this crowd-funded model for publishing journals in the Humanities.

The following institutions have committed to sponsorship:

Fairfield University, USA
The Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University, USA
Loyola University Chicago, USA
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain
The University of Scranton, USA

Volumes 2 to 5 of the journal were sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College; the inaugural volume 1, originally published for subscription, was made available in Open Access by Brill retroactively.

Robert Maryks, Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, comments: “By committing to support the publication of the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access, the Jesuit educational institutions fulfill their integral mission of promoting social justice, as the scholarship on the Society of Jesus is being made available for free to those institutions and individuals around the world that would not be able to afford a subscription to it.”

Rev. Gerald R. Blaszczak, SJ, Vice President for Mission and Identity at Fairfield University, adds: “Fairfield University is delighted to join with our sister institutions to support the publication of the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access. The work of the Society continues to inform and shape our world, and it essential that scholarship on the Society of Jesus is supported and encouraged so that contemporary scholars, and scholars of the future, will be able to contribute to this body of research.”

Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, says: “We are very excited that the Journal of Jesuit Studies will remain an Open Access journal. The commitment of six sponsors from three countries is testimony to the strong international reputation for high-quality and innovative research that the journal has acquired since its foundation in 2014. Thanks to the generous support of the sponsors, a broad community of researchers, students and others interested in the field of Jesuit Studies has access to the latest research in this booming field. In addition, we will examine this model for other Brill journals.”

For more information about this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill ([email protected]), or the publisher of the journal at Brill, Mr. Arjan van Dijk ([email protected]).

About the Journal of Jesuit Studies
Edited by Robert A. Maryks, the Journal of Jesuit Studies is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to the study of Jesuit history from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Indexed by Emerging Sources (Clarivate) and Scopus (Elsevier), it welcomes articles on all aspects of the Jesuit past and present including, but not limited to, the Jesuit role in the arts and sciences, theology, philosophy, mission, literature, and interreligious/inter-cultural encounters. All articles and book reviews published in the journal, which is currently in its sixth year, can be downloaded for free at

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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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