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Emerald Publishing delivers best ever Impact Factor results

Bingley, United Kingdom, 14 June 2017 - Emerald Publishing has received its best ever Impact Factor results in the data release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate Analytics, with overall citations up by 41%.

In summary:

• 92% of Emerald’s Impact Factor journals have seen an increase in number of citations
• Supply Chain Management: An International Journal has become the first Emerald journal to achieve an Impact Factor of over 4.000
• Average 28% like-for-like increase on Impact Factors vs 2015
• 73% of Emerald titles have achieved higher Impact Factors
• Additional top performing titles with Impact Factors over 3.000 include International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM)
• 11 Emerald journals have scored Impact Factors of over 2.000, compared to six journals in 2015

Emerald has seen more journals accepted into the SSCI (Social Science Citation Index) this year, with seven journals having been accepted since January 2017 including the Journal of Health Organization and Management, which has received its first Impact Factor, of 1.07.

The inclusion of Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and LogisticsInternational Journal of Bank MarketingJournal of Product & Brand ManagementJournal of Social MarketingMarketing Intelligence & Planning; and Sustainability Accounting Management & Policy Journal represents a substantial increase in coverage for Emerald’s journals collection, with over 40% of Emeralds Marketing journals now indexed in the SSCI.

Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald Publishing, said: “We are naturally very pleased to have delivered our best ever Journal Citation Reports results, an achievement which is down to the great work of our authors, reviewers, and editors.

“It’s particularly gratifying to return such a strong performance among our core subject areas, including Management, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality.”

“We recognize that researchers are expected to demonstrate impact on multiple levels.  As such, we’re pleased to offer support and tools to help authors maximize their impact through citation and wider engagement, including among the scholarly community, teaching, policy and practice settings.”

Emerald’s impressive Impact Factor performance follows hot on the heels of the news that Emerald remains - according to CiteScore - the publisher with the leading share of titles in the Business, Management & Accounting field, with over 16% of the sector. CiteScore is one of a number of measures that help provide a holistic overview of a Scopus-indexed journal or serial title’s performance in the index. 

Emerald will be sharing a fuller picture of its 2016 JCR performance in the coming weeks.

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About Emerald Publishing:
Research impact has been at the heart of Emerald for over 50 years. Our core ethos is making a difference through research by connecting academia and practice, and publishing research which helps drive real change. We publish over 300 journals, more than 3000 books and over 1,500 case studies and offer a choice of publication routes, including open access, ensuring content is available beyond academia.


Rory ffoulkes
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Emerald Publishing
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