About Emerald

A global publisher linking research and practice to the
benefit of society

About Emerald

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.

Dedicated to business quality is at the heart of our business

The highest quality of double-blind peer reviewed research is at the heart of what we do, working alongside some of the most prestigious contributors in their respective fields. Our commitment to quality and relevance is reflected by a growing network of more than 106,000 advisers, authors and editors and nearly 5,000 customers in 130 countries worldwide.

Emerald's Management collection features over 80,000 articles from over 200 titles. The collection continues to disseminate the latest thinking with authors from 95 of the Financial Times Top 100 business schools and forms an essential part of the research library at most of these institutions. Our specialist collections in fields such as Library Studies, Education and Engineering build on this strength; offering focussed international research in a range of subject fields.

With titles featured in Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus and other relevant ranking systems, and new articles and chapters continually added, our output combines to provide academic communities with a full breadth and depth of knowledge across a range of subjects.

Passionate about service excellence

Our commitment to quality extends through the service and support resources it provides. This is why customers choose Emerald year-on-year.

Agility in a fast-changing environment

The scholarly publishing environment is one of continual change, presenting new challenges and opportunities daily. As an independent publisher, we offer the advantages associated with a global presence, whilst remaining agile enough to respond quickly to market and customer needs.

Creating impact

Emerald's philosophy has always been to help our communities create a meaningful impact that enhances knowledge, supports teaching, advances society and the environment, and influences government policy and business practice.

With this aim, we provide a host of resources and services, including guidance on citations and rankings, as well as a range of other innovative tools to help disseminate research to a wider readership, gain media attention and demonstrate professional achievement through publication.

Emerald communities – authorship, research, learning and teaching

Emerald provides online resources specifically designed for the professional development of its communities, including the Emerald Literati Network, an exclusive service supporting its extensive community of authors and editors,  Emerald for Librarians and Emerald "Zones" for researchers, students and teachers.

Supporting education and research

Emerald is a member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and actively supports research and education worldwide with a number of awards and research grants.  View a list of awards.

Partnerships and collaborations

Emerald works in close collaboration with a number of academic and corporate organizations and associations worldwide, including: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Academy of Management, the American Library Association (ALA), the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association), amongst others. Emerald is also a longstanding corporate supporter of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

Quick facts

  • At the end of 2013 Emerald had 58 journals and 3 Book Series ranked by Thomson Reuters (ISI)

  • In 2013, more than 21 million Emerald articles were downloaded

  • In 2013, over 600,000 Emerald Book Series chapters were downloaded

  • Over 100,000 researchers, academics and authors have contributed to Emerald content since 1994

  • Emerald has customers in over 130 countries and contributors in over 160 countries demonstrating its commitment to providing international research.

Acquisition of Research Media Ltd

Image: Research Media.The Emerald Group has acquired Research Media, a successful provider of dissemination services to the scientific research community based in Bristol, UK.

The two businesses serve two distinct sections of the scholarly research community and will continue to grow as independent brands.

Vicky Williams, Business Development and Marketing Director at Emerald says, “Research Media’s suite of services is satisfying a growing need in the scientific research community. The company is extremely innovative, staffed by great people and Emerald is delighted to be involved in potential for future developments”.

Visit the Research Media website.

Emerald's website changes

Image: Web platform.As part of Emerald's ongoing initiative to improve online user experience, we have introduced some changes to our websites.

On 1st March 2014 the Emerald website was separated into new-look websites designed to enhance customer experience and make finding information quicker and easier.

Changes will be taking place in two phases.