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Help with authentication

Some users have reported that they are not recognised as authenticated users when they do have subscription access through their institution to If this affects you, and you are not a librarian, please click the 'reset authentication' button on the top right-hand corner of and contact your library if this is ineffective.

If you are a librarian please see our troubleshooting guide for solutions to known issues.

Insight – start your journey

Now live! Emerald Insight has been entirely redesigned and rebuilt to offer a great user experience, showcase researchers' work, and pave the way for rapid evolution to meet the research needs of the future. We're excited about the future and hope you are too!

One of the biggest changes is that the URL for Emerald Insight has changed to

Image: Jennifer Winterburn.We’re proud to have developed our new platform in collaboration with 12 leading international institutions, making sure that we’re developing a platform that isn't just what we think our users want...but what we know they want!

It is designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover. Jennifer Winterburn, one of our development partners from Leeds Beckett University, says: “The site is logical, pleasant to use and easy to navigate, providing contextual detail and further sources of information. It enables me to better support the research community through signposting of recommended journals and guidance for authors”.

We’ve created a video in partnership with our developers to show you the journey we’ve been on, we hope you enjoy it.

Earlier posts

We're in the final week!

June 2019

As we’re getting nearer to go-live, we’ve created an administrator's guide to migration, a simple 'what you need to know and do' document. Our handy FAQ document gives you important information about what is happening, when it’s happening and what you need to do now to get ready… and hopefully our access guide can answer any questions you may have! Included within this information is:

  • Content migration
  • Technical specifications required
  • User profiles
  • Authentication, discovery and access control
  • Usage and standards
  • Confirmed URLs for proxy server access

Updated information for OCLC hosted EZproxy customers

We have recently received updated advice from OCLC, regarding hosted EZproxy customers, asking that you contact them directly on (USA) +1-614-793-8682 and ask them to add the following sites to their database definitions:

User guides and library promotion

To support your users with access to the new platform, we've created the new Emerald Insight guides, including posters and postcards to help you advertise the platform around your library.

If you require printed copies, please contact

We're getting close to launch!

May 2019

As we’re nearing the migration date we want to give you some important information about what is happening, when it’s happening and what you need to do now to get ready!

Emerald Insight goes beta

April 2019

The new Emerald Insight platform has reached beta stage and is now available for users around the world to test. This is your chance to be amongst the first to experience the new platform!

Accessing the site – beta is available to all users via IP recognition whilst Shibboleth access will be implemented for any federation supported through EDUGAIN with more federations being added throughout the beta phase. EZ Proxy will also be implemented for testing with customers during beta.

This is just the start - we still have some way to go before we launch the new Emerald Insight platform. It's important to bear in mind that initially only basic functionality will be included in beta. Not all content has migrated, and usage data will not be captured, so please don't use the beta site for your research processes just yet.

New features and functionality will be implemented every two weeks, which means that sometimes elements of the site may not work fully. With changes and improvements happening all the time, please check back regularly to track our progress.

Here are some highlights so far...


Inspired, shaped and tested by our greatest asset – our users

March 2019

Developed in collaboration with 12 leading universities, the new platform is being designed to make social sciences research easy, elegant and enjoyable to find.

In October, Emerald released a first version of the site to around 100 users worldwide. Sarah Boyd, Product Lead, tells private beta participants why we are embarking on this journey.

Read the full story...


Why are we doing this and what does it mean?

February 2019

We're doing this to create a much better experience for the showcasing, broad dissemination and visibility of social science research.

The work done by social scientists is critical to helping us look at the world differently – whether that be in relation to crime, work, society, health, community or culture – and inspiring critical thinking that can positively impact upon society as a whole. We wanted to create a platform for a wide range of research outputs, from articles to data to case studies to video and animation, which would be fast, very easy to use, uncluttered, accessible and broad in its reach.

Authors deserve the best showcase for their work to the broadest audience possible. Readers, students and researchers deserve a best-in-class user experience. Librarians deserve great support in administration, discoverability and analytics.

Our vision is to launch a platform to do all of this, and which we will continually improve and build on in collaboration with the communities we serve. It’s a platform for you, and we invite you to drive its continued development.

Read our press release...


We're listening – tell us what you think

Keep sharing your experience of using the site so it can be developed to meet the needs of you and your library users. We can’t do this without you!

If you have any dedicated feedback, please feel free to get in touch.

Members of Emerald’s Library Advisory Network can start or join a discussion here.

To find out more about the network, email:


March 2019

Information about public beta testing including details for URL changes and access to our beta site.

April 2019

The new Emerald Insight platform has reached beta phase. Time to share your feedback.

May 2019

Advice for library administrators including information about the new librarian administration tool, authentication methods and discovery setup.

June 2019

Final communication with full instructions around transition and user guides.