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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New ‘Keyword’ and ‘Country’ filters for Expert Briefings allows the user to discover the content they need quicker and provide inspiration for new searches based on related keywords.
Faculty and students can sign up to receive an Expert Daily Briefings email alert that brings together all briefings published on a daily basis offering the latest analysis of global events as they happen.
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.
The Account Management Portal (AMP) allows the administrator at an institution to manage all their Emerald resources in one place, using their own user profile login.
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.
Improved "relevance" criteria returns results when you search on Emerald Insight. Better sorting methods include "oldest to newest" and "newest to oldest".
Expert Briefings cotnent is added to the TrendMD widget, further integrating this content and making it discoverable alongside journals, books and cases.
Enabled through their profile area, users can sign up to recieve content alerts for their chosen titles.
Search within a journal functionlaity allows users to surface content within a single title
Predictive search, accessed from the 'quick search' function will make recommendations for results whilst the user is typing.
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.
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.
PDF and HTML links are reinstated on the search results page to facilitate content download.
Altmetric Badges displayed on individual journal article pages, further demonstrates Emerald's commitment to a more inclusive approach to research evaluation and impact
New browse option accessed from top navigaton bar users to browse content by journals, books, case studies, Expert Briefings and Open Access.
Special Issues have increased visibility with additional detail included on the journal homepage.
An archive of over 50,000 pieces of non-article content such as editorials, reviews, interviews and news items made freely available without subscription.
Direct access to eCases teaching notes - allows customers to request direct access to teaching notes via the platform.
A new eCase Studies browse page allows users to browse across all eCase collections and content from publishing partners.
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.
Reprints and permissions button allows uers to easily request permission to reuse the content.
Renistating Profiles allow users to personalise their experience on Emerald Insight
Advanced search capabilities allow the user to pin-point the content they need using a range of criteria.
EarlyCite tab on the publication page brings the latest content to the surface
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