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Emerald Insight development highlights

Since launching our Emerald Insight platform in July 2019, we’ve continued to work hard on developing new features and functionality that will enhance the user experience. Here we share some of our highlights.

Forward-thinking design

Designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover, our platform has been built from the ground up in collaboration with leading international academic institutions to ensure that every decision is carefully considered and validated by our users.

The forward-thinking design offers an engaging and rewarding user experience; showcasing researchers’ work, paving the way for rapid evolution and meeting future research needs.

2021 highlights

January, 2021

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) updated - in line with our commitment to ensure that our platform is accessible for all of our users, regardless of their ability or technology.

View our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®)

February, 2021

Enhancements to UX – designed to ‘deliver content to user quicker’.

Reducing the size of static images and icons and using a ‘lazy load’ technique for images has resulted in a significant reduction in page loading time.

Particularly impactful when viewing content on a laptop or mobile device; by reducing or automatically minimising ‘non content’ page surround, the user can view more content in one place and reduce scrolling.

February, 2021

eCases Browse – the first of the scheduled enhancements to this area is implemented. This allows users to filter Emerging Markets Case Studies content by date of publication.

Try filters.

2020 highlights

December, 2020

New 'Bulk citation' feature allows the user to select multiple pieces of content from the 'search results' page, then download all .RIS files into one combined file.

Find out about bulk citations >

October, 2020

New enhanced browse functionality. Accessed from the “Browse our Content” link on the top navigation bar, users can now browse all journals and books together on one page.

Browse publications >

September, 2020

Emerald Insight has been updated to advance our commitment to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and Section 508 Standards of the U.S. Federal Accessibility Standard.

September, 2020

Improved "relevance" criteria returns results when you search on Emerald Insight. Better sorting methods include "oldest to newest" and "newest to oldest".

August, 2020

Expert Briefings cotnent is added to the TrendMD widget, further integrating this content and making it discoverable alongside journals, books and cases.

May, 2020

Search within a journal functionlaity allows users to surface content within a single title

April, 2020

Predictive search, accessed from the 'quick search' function will make recommendations for results whilst the user is typing.

Try this on the quick search bar

March, 2020

Trend MD widget will recommend six pieces of related content to the reader, three pieces of content from emerald.com/insight and three from other publishers.

February, 2020

Updated the sitemap XML to ensure the content is grouped in the most efficient way to ensure Google crawlers can work more effectively and our content is more discoverable.

February, 2020

PDF and HTML links are reinstated on the search results page to facilitate content download.

February, 2020

Altmetric Badges displayed on individual journal article pages, further demonstrates Emerald's commitment to a more inclusive approach to research evaluation and impact

January, 2020

New browse option accessed from top navigaton bar users to browse content by journals, books, case studies, Expert Briefings and Open Access.

2019 highlights

November, 2019

Special Issues have increased visibility with additional detail included on the journal homepage.

November, 2019

An archive of over 50,000 pieces of non-article content such as editorials, reviews, interviews and news items made freely available without subscription.

September, 2019

Direct access to eCases teaching notes - allows customers to request direct access to teaching notes via the platform.

September, 2019

A new eCase Studies browse page allows users to browse across all eCase collections and content from publishing partners.

Vist Emerald case studies

September, 2019

Updating DOIs with CrossRef led to an improvement in our metadata and therefore improved discoverability of content for end users helping them surface the content they want.

September, 2019

Reprints and permissions button allows uers to easily request permission to reuse the content.

August, 2019

Renistating Profiles allow users to personalise their experience on Emerald Insight

Register for a profile

August, 2019

Advanced search capabilities allow the user to pin-point the content they need using a range of criteria.

Try advanced search

August, 2019

EarlyCite tab on the publication page brings the latest content to the surface

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