Emerald Publishing Ltd acquires ICE Publishing portfolio
23rd May 2023
Following an extensive strategic review of its business, Thomas Telford Limited (TTL), the commercial arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has today sold the majority of TTL's book catalogue (excluding the NEC Guides) and all journal titles and related publishing assets to Emerald Publishing Limited. The sale comprises 35 peer-reviewed journals, over 1,500 eBooks and 36,000 research articles dating back to 1836.
The ICE has also granted Emerald Publishing a licence to the ICE Publishing brand and ICE Name in respect of those titles and assets.
Emerald Publishing and the ICE will now embark on a mutually beneficial collaboration to ensure the long-term success of the publications.
Andrea Naylor, Managing Director, TTL said:
"I am delighted that the ICE Publishing brand, known and trusted by researchers and practitioners worldwide, will now continue under the stewardship of Emerald Publishing. Our purpose is to improve lives by ensuring the world has the engineering capacity and infrastructure systems it needs to allow people and the planet to thrive. In selecting Emerald Publishing, we are confident that we have chosen a partner who understands and shares our values. We are excited to work with them to ensure that ICE Publishing continues to offer leading publications in the fields of civil and environmental engineering and materials science."
Vicky Williams, CEO, Emerald Publishing said:
"As an award-winning, independent publisher of mission-driven research, Emerald Publishing is delighted to have been selected by the ICE to take forward its prestigious publishing programme. The respective purpose and missions of the ICE and Emerald Publishing are strongly aligned, and we both understand the pressing need for research that contributes to progress on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Through close and ongoing collaboration with ICE we will expand the publication of new research that focuses on topics including, for example, decarbonisation, water, sanitation, clean affordable energy, harnessing data and technology for procurement, improving technical standards, and enhancing knowledge, insight and ethical understanding for researchers and practising engineers."
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a 95,000-strong global membership organisation with over 200 years of history. It is a centre of engineering excellence, qualifying engineers and helping them maintain lifelong competence, assuring society that the infrastructure they create is safe, dependable and well designed. Its network of experts offers trusted, impartial advice to politicians and decision makers on how to build and adapt infrastructure so that it is more sustainable.
About Thomas Telford Limited
Thomas Telford is the commercial arm and the knowledge business of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), creating specialist products and services for the civil engineering and construction markets.
About Emerald Publishing
Founded by management scholars in 1967, and now part of the Cambridge Information Group, Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their stories in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.
For over 50 years Emerald's core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is proud to be Highly Commended for the Alison Morrison Diversity and Inclusivity Award in the Independent Publishers Guild's Independent Publishing Awards 2023.
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