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Emerald to preserve e-journals with Portico

United Kingdom, June 2009- Emerald Group Publishing is pleased to announce its recent agreement with Portico. Portico provides a service to permanently preserve scholarly research in electronic form so that this information will remain accessible to scholars in future years.

Portico will receive Emerald content via an electronic data feed, which they will convert to a standardized archival format. They will maintain and operate the archive on behalf of Emerald. Each new publication will be added as and when published, with a view to archiving back issues in the future.

This development will provide Emerald with security in the event of potential loss and will provide Portico’s participating libraries with content if an incident occurs that causes the material to be inaccessible from Emerald.

Emerald joins the growing list of publishers who have entrusted their e-journals and e-books to the Portico archive.

Rebecca Marsh Publishing Director for Emerald Comments “Emerald recognizes the importance of the long-term preservation of its content to ensure that it is accessible to society at large in perpetuity, whatever might happen in the future. Portico provides a permanent archive of electronic journals and it is clear that a large number of librarians value their service. Therefore, we are very pleased to be partnering with Portico.”

Eileen Fenton, Executive Director of Portico noted that “We are so pleased that Emerald now joins the hundreds of associations, societies and publishers entrusting materials to the Portico archive.  As reliance upon electronic scholarly publications increases, so too does the importance of reliable preservation partnerships and we are pleased to work with the community to address this critical need.”

A full list of e-journals and e-books committed to the Portico archive is available at www.portico.org.

For further information about this agreement contact Holly Shukla, Business Development Account manager, at hshukla@emeraldinsight.com

About Portico
Portico, is a non-profit a digital preservation service for the scholarly community (www.portico.org).  Portico partners with publishers and libraries to ensure that scholarly literature published in electronic form remains accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students.

About Emerald    www.emeraldinsight.com

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing is the world’s leading publisher of management research.  In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 series and serials as well as an extensive range of online products and services.  Emerald is both COUNTER and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.
Emerald Management Plus is the largest, most comprehensive collection of peer reviewed management journals and online support for students, managers and researchers. With "Research you can use” as a publishing philosophy, the collection provides scholarly research that is both rigorous and relevant, with practical implications for professionals outside the academic world. For busy managers in corporate, federal and public organizations, Emerald Management First is an award-winning online knowledge and information resource.


Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 777700
E-mail: apelle@emeraldinsight.com