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Your Emerald team

Here we take a look at the roles and responsibilities of the key members of your Emerald team.

You will find the contact details for your publisher and content editor on the 'Editorial team' tab of your journal landing page.

Below, we look at their responsibilities, along with the role of the publishing editor, so you know who to contact if you have any queries.



Your publisher will partner with you to manage and develop your journal portfolio.

Together, you can build awareness, increase rankings, readership, and citations.

Contact your publisher about

  • Journal performance and development
  • Special issue proposals
  • Submission generation
  • Emerald conference attendance
  • Journal ranking systems
  • New journal launches
  • Journal acquisitions
  • Ethics issues / allegations of misconduct
  • Emerald policies and practices

Content editor

Your content editor is responsible for the content in your journal, from submission through to publication, including practical aspects of the production process.

Contact your content editor about

  • The editorial system ScholarOne
  • The review process
  • Typesetting
  • Author queries
  • Author proofs
  • EarlyCite
  • Issue allocation
  • Manuscript data including submission, acceptance and rejection rates
  • Speed to publication
  • Corrections to published content
  • Permission queries
Publishing editor

Publishing editor

Your publishing editor will help the publisher to manage and develop your journal portfolio.

Contact your publishing editor about

  • Journal data, including usage figures and author geographical breakdowns
  • Posting/editing calls for papers on the Emerald website
  • Abstracting and indexing services
  • Business cards and other promotional literature
  • Website and journal landing page updates
  • Posts on relevant Emerald social media channels

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