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Emerald's new open access programme, Emerald Reach, helps authors extend impact

Emerald Reach enables authors to extend their reach with tools and services to increase discoverability, and offers a liberal new position on green open access, which sees the removal of embargo periods across all journals

Bingley, UK, 27 September 2017 – Emerald Publishing is proud to launch Emerald Reach – its new open access programme designed to deliver rigorous high-quality open access content, support authors and extend their impact.

Recognizing that being open access alone does not necessarily mean content is more discoverable, Emerald Reach works harder on behalf of authors to drive discoverability. The aim of the programme is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research and maximize its potential to deliver impact. 

All open access content will be accessible in a dedicated section of the leading research platform,, and Emerald Reach will provide additional author services to increase engagement. Additionally, enhanced metadata will ensure open access content is comprehensively and accurately indexed in discovery systems.

As a key benefit, Emerald Reach also says ‘it’s easy being green’ by introducing a liberal new green open access policy. Effective from 27 September 2017, Emerald has removed embargoes across all journals, providing authors with the option to make their accepted manuscript openly available, free from payment and embargo periods. 

Aimee Nixon, Head of Open Access Publishing at Emerald, said: “Emerald Reach represents a real step change for Emerald, helping us to grow our list of quality open access publications in areas where there's a demand for it, and provide unrivalled support and resources to our authors throughout the publishing process.

“Our vision is to support our communities by enabling maximum reach for the research we publish, with emphasis placed on extending the impact of research beyond academia, supporting collaboration and innovation; and ultimately progressing policy and practice.

“The launch of Emerald Reach and our bold new approach to green open access is just the beginning – we’re excited about revealing further new features and benefits in the months to come.” 

Emerald has been busy expanding its portfolio of open access content, and now publishes more than 20 fully open access journals, including the newly flipped Impact Factor-ranked International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM). They also offer a range of open access options to book authors and their sponsoring bodies across all formats – monographs, handbooks, short form and professional content.

To celebrate the launch of Emerald Reach - and to support their commitment to extend impact within and beyond academia – Emerald will, over the next year, publish 12 special, open access issues in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All costs associated with making the issues open access will be covered by Emerald, with no additional charge to the authors.

Find out more about Emerald Reach, its benefits and services at 

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