Emerald Publishing signs duo of European transformative agreements

24th May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Emerald Publishing has increased its number of transformative agreements with two new deals with the FinELib Consortium and CzechELib.

Emerald's three-year deal with the FinELib Consortium is in effect from 2021 and will enhance the publishing experience for researchers from 33 of its academic member institutions, giving them access to more than 200,000 articles from 310 journals.

Building on Emerald's goal of reducing the participation and access barriers to publishing open, the agreement with FinELib includes publishing vouchers which can be used in all Emerald hybrid journals, Gold OA journals and Emerald Open Research; the open peer review platform that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Commenting on this, Arja Tuuliniemi, Head of Services at FinELib, said: "We are very pleased to add Emerald into FinELib transformative agreement portfolio. The agreement with Emerald will give authors unlimited open access publishing for the last two years of the agreement."

The publisher has also signed a two-year transformative deal with CzechELib – the National Centre for Electronic Information Resources of the Czech Republic (managed by the National Library of Technology of the Czech Republic) – which will allow researchers from seven of its academic and public member institutions to gain access to articles across Emerald's Premier collection and Management portfolio as well as being able to select journals from subject-specific collections to build a bespoke eJournal library.

Moreover, the deal will accommodate all their researchers' publishing needs through publishing vouchers to be used in all Emerald hybrid journals in their institution's bespoke collections.

Jiří Jirát, Head of Licensing and Administrative Unit at CzechELib, commented on the deal: "We are pleased to have reached a quite satisfactory transformative agreement, which offers our authors the option to publish Open Access with Emerald. We see this as a first step that will hopefully pave the way for full inclusion of all Emerald hybrid journals and pure Gold OA journals in our future transformative agreements with Emerald."

Shelley Allen, Head of Open Research at Emerald Publishing, said: "We are delighted to have signed these deals to support the Finnish and Czech research community in achieving their goals.

"These deals are another great step in creating more openness in research and expanding our partnerships for a more open access future where research can readily drive impact in society."

Emerald Publishing was recently recognised for their innovation, creativity and vision when they were awarded Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year by the Independent Publishers Guild.


To learn more about Emerald open access visit www.emerald.com/insight

To learn more about FinELib visit https://www.kiwi.fi/display/finelib/In+English and for CzechELib visit https://www.czechelib.cz/en/.




About Emerald: www.emeraldpublishing.com

Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their story 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 delighted to be named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild 2020 Independent Publishing Awards.

Notes on Emerald Publishing & usage during COVID-19

At present we are living in a difficult and uncertain time around the world, as we face the fight against COVID-19. Now, more than ever, people need quick and easy online access to the information we publish on Emerald Insight and the opportunities to share their research, so we are keen to ensure that all of our users have access to research, even if institutions are closed. To help with any issues, and keep people up to date with new information we launched our Customer Support Portal.

We have made research on COVID-19, the management of epidemics and pandemics, and supply chain management free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository. We will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site.



Rebecca Torr
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