Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers was an independent academic publishing company dating back to the nineteenth century, which is now an imprint of Brill Publishers. The name was changed to Brill–Nijhoff in 2013.[1] Nijhoff's portfolio focuses on areas in public international law, human rights, on humanitarian law and increasingly on international relations. Its annual publication program consists of over 20 academic journals, 20 annuals, and some 120 new book titles. Its back-list comprises over 2,000 titles.

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Parent companyBrill Publishers
FounderMartinus Nijhoff
Country of originBelgium
Headquarters locationLeiden
Publication typesBooks, Journals, E-books and Online platforms
Nonfiction topicsInternational Law and Human Rights


The company was founded in 1853 by Martinus Nijhoff, grandfather of the Dutch poet of the same name and a seller of rare books.[2] In the 1970s and 80s it became well known as an independent international law publisher. It was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in the 1970s[3] and subsequently by Brill Publishers.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Change of Martinus Nijhoff Imprint". Brill Publishers. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  2. ^ "Nijhoff (Martinus)". Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. 2. pp. 1010–1011.
  3. ^ Annebeth Rosenboom (1997). "Martinus Nijhoff Publishers as Disseminator of UN Information". In Peter I. Hajnal (ed.). International Information: Documents, Publications, and Electronic Information of International Governmental Organizations. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 335–337. ISBN 978-1-56308-147-7.

Further reading

  • Ophuijsen, J.M. van. (1994). E. J. Brill, three centuries of scholarly publishing, since 1683. Leiden: Brill Publishers.

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