More than 100 years of management research from Emerald

Rediscover historical research with space-saving, online access.

Online publication and digitization has led to journal content increasingly being accessed online. Despite this, four of the five most cited papers in Emerald journals date back to pre-1994. To enable you to gain access to this valuable research, Emerald and The British Library have worked together to digitize over 68,000 articles from more than 120 journals.

With journals available as far back as 1898, this is an essential resource for social historians, business and management teachers, and scholars alike.

Backfiles provides coverage of digitized titles dating back to Volume 1, Issue 1. Content includes early articles by seminal authors in leading journals such as the British Food Journal and European Journal of Marketing. Articles are fully searchable in high quality PDF format with HTML headers. Emerald Backfiles is available as a one-off purchase, providing perpetual access to content spanning over 100 years.

Sample articles:

Global standardization – courting danger

Image: Journal of Consumer Marketing.Author: Philip Kotler
Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 3 Issue 2, 1986


World wide web: the information universe

Image: Internet Research.Authors: Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Jean-François Groff and Bernd Pollermann
Internet Research, Vol. 2 Issue 1, 1992


Team Librarianship: The Only Way to Develop a Librarian

Image: Library Review.Authors: John Smith, Susan Houghton
Library Review, Volume 40, Issue 1


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Complete your Emerald legacy with perpetual access to thousands of high quality, peer-reviewed articles across core management disciplines.

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“Emerald Backfiles is a very relevant source of information for all our researchers interested in management issues”

– Lourdes San Juan, National Library of Spain

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