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Emerald celebrates 6th annual High Usage Awards

Bingley, United Kingdom, 20 February 2017 – For the 6th consecutive year, Emerald Publishing is celebrating the top 20 international academic institutions with the highest downloads of its eJournal content.

The Emerald High Usage Awards celebrate the relationship between Emerald and each winning institution; all of which have access to a growing collection of over 300 journals covering business and management research, and including a wide range of other subject areas Emerald specializes in, including health and social care; education; and engineering.

Universiti Teknologi MARA is once again the institution with the highest number of eJournal downloads, with over 960,000 throughout 2016. The Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) Data Centre - the world’s largest digital library - is a new entry, straight in at number two with over 440,000 downloads; and this year, Universiti Utara Malaysia features at number three, with almost 300,000 downloads.

Along with the EKB Data Centre, Universitas Trisakti, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and the University of the West of England are newcomers to the high usage list, featuring at second, ninth, fifteenth and seventeenth, respectively.

Laura Ingle, Head of Product and Institutional Marketing at Emerald, said: “It is a great pleasure to once again be  celebrating the value that global academic institutions and academics recognize in our research, as represented by such high numbers of downloads and usage..  

“The High Usage Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the loyalty of our customers and also the high quality and impact of our research, which is a result of the hard work and expertise of our authors, editors, peer reviewers.”

Emerald is committed to ensuring its customers have access to the highest quality, peer-reviewed research and, in support of this, has recently enhanced the platform to improve the user experience.

Along with the top three institutions located in Malaysia and Egypt, institutions from the UK; Australia; United States of America; Indonesia; Pakistan and Thailand have also won an Emerald High Usage Award.

Notes to editors: The top 20 winning institutions with the highest usage of Emerald eJournal content are: Universiti Teknologi MARA; EKB Data Centre; Universiti Utara Malaysia; Monash University; University of Phoenix; Liberty University; Northumbria University; IQRA University; Universitas Trisakti; University of Manchester; University of Liverpool; Curtin University; SEGi International Bhd; REMIT University; Universitas Gadjah Mada; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; University of The West of England; University of Greenwich; Assumption University of Thailand; Griffith University.

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Emerald Publishing Limited
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