Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

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Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (MNP), now Brill
Type Subsidiary
Industry Publishing
Headquarters Leiden, Netherlands; Boston, United States
Area served Worldwide
Products Books, Journals, E-books and Online platforms all in the subject of International Law and Human Rights
Parent Brill Publishers
Website [1]

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (MNP), and now "Brill | Nijhoff," was an independent publishing company dating back to the nineteenth century, and is now an imprint of Brill Publishers. The imprint was changed to Brill I Nijhoff in 2013.

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

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 journals, 20 annuals and some 120 new book titles. Its back-list comprises over 2,000 titles.


  1. ^ "Nijhoff (Martinus)". Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek 2. pp. 1010–11. 
  2. ^ Annebeth Rosenboom (1997). "Martinus Nijhoff Publishers as Disseminator of UN Information". In Peter I. Hajnal. International Information: Documents, Publications, and Electronic Information of International Governmental Organizations. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 335–337. ISBN 978-1-56308-147-7. 
  • Ophuijsen, J.M. van. (1994). E. J. Brill, three centuries of scholarly publishing, since 1683. Leiden: Brill Publishers.

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