Emerald’s High Usage Awards 2023: Celebrating the top 20 institutions

2nd March 2023

Emerald Publishing has released the top 20 winning institutions of its 12th annual High Usage Awards. These are the global academic institutions with the highest number of downloads of Emerald’s eJournal content throughout 2022.

The awards celebrate the relationship between Emerald and the winning institutions, while also highlighting the global reach of our research.

For the second year running, the three top positions for 2022 are held by Egyptian Knowledge Bank Data Center, Egypt, with 716,160 downloads, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, with 673,030, and Liberty University, USA, with 454,693.

The top 20 institutions included 9 from the UK, 5 from Indonesia, and 2 from Malaysia. Institutions from Egypt, the USA, Australia, and the Netherlands also featured.

Commenting on the value of the awards, Shariq Mumtaz, Chief Commercial Officer at Emerald said: "Huge congratulations and thanks to the top 20 institutions featured in our annual High Usage Awards. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the institutions we work with across the world and to thank them for their loyalty and dedication to high-quality research".

Further commenting on the importance of Emerald’s relationships with global institutions, Shariq said: "We support real-world impact by working with our authors, editors and institutions on mission-led, applied research that addresses key societal challenges aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".


Notes for editors

The top 20 winning institutions with the highest usage of Emerald eJournal content in descending order are:

  1. Egyptian Knowledge Bank Data Center, Egypt
  2. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  3. Liberty University, USA
  4. RMIT University, Australia
  5. Northumbria University, UK
  6. University of Manchester, UK
  7. Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  8. University of Birmingham, UK
  9. Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  10. University of Liverpool, UK
  11. Tilburg University, Netherlands
  12. University of Southampton, UK
  13. University of The West of England, UK
  14. Airlangga University, Indonesia
  15. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  16. Nottingham Trent University, UK
  17. University of Glasgow, UK
  18. Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia
  19. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  20. University of Portsmouth, UK

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Rebecca Torr
PR and Content Manager
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