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Emerald Publishing and Texas A&M University sign Read and Publish agreement

15th February 2024

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS February 15, 2024 – Texas A&M University and Emerald Publishing announced today that they have signed a new agreement that will provide open access publishing rights for Texas A&M researchers in 2024 alongside access to Emerald’s complete collection of journals.

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Texas A&M,” said Gina McCue, Emerald vice president and director of sales. “This is Emerald’s inaugural read and publish agreement in North America, and we are excited to have this opportunity to make high quality research from Texas A&M available at no cost to scholars and practitioners around the world.”

This agreement reflects a heightened focus at Emerald on meeting the needs of customers and researchers in North America and comes 18 months after Emerald was acquired by Cambridge Information Group. 

“Emerald Publishing is committed to supporting meaningful, real-world impact,” said Terri Teleen, president of Emerald Publishing Group, Inc. “Our core ethos is to publish impactful research that makes a difference and drives positive change. This new agreement not only reinforces this commitment but signals the next step in our publishing journey. We look forward to striking similar agreements in the future with other customers in North America.”

As a long-standing subscription customer of Emerald Publishing, Texas A&M University Libraries highlights this new open access publishing relationship as a value-add for both Texas A&M research support and Emerald.

“Texas A&M University Libraries play a leadership role in research support and the library profession,” Julie Mosbo Ballestro, university librarian and assistant provost for Texas A&M University, said. “Our exciting new agreement with Emerald Publishing will further advance our mission to decrease the cost of publishing research papers through open access publishing. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Emerald and welcome their shared commitment to elevating the visibility of research, increasing citations, and improving discovery through open access.”


About Emerald

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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