The criteria used to judge the awards are based on six areas that inform the development of our products: internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.
The Awards for Excellence fall into the following categories.
Outstanding & highly commended papers
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Outstanding author contributions
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Each year, Emerald award certificates to highly cited papers relating to the areas of:
Emerald has extensive research in these areas and has published journals in these subject areas for nearly 50 years.
These awards are presented to highly cited papers from all publishers - not just Emerald. The selections are made by our own editorial experts, and are based initially on the citations being given to papers published in a previous year. Our judges also take into account the content of the papers themselves in terms of novelty, inter-disciplinary interest and relevancy in today’s world. While high academic and research standards are a pre-requisite, these selections are of course ultimately subjective, but they are also a reflection of the high quality of work published in the previous year.
See also our archive of winners from previous years.
See the pictures of winners receiving their awards at conferences and institutions around the world over the past 10 years. View the gallery.
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