Emerald Celebrates 40 Years In Publishing

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 01/03/2007 - 02:04

CHRIS OLSON writes "Emerald Group Publishing is pleased to announce its celebration of forty years in academic publishing in 2007. The milestone will be observed throughout the anniversary year and will include special events at conferences, the new Welcome to Emerald program for library science students, an expanded offering of awards, and the launch of eight new journals.
Emerald was established in 1967 by a group of senior academics who, dissatisfied with the international publishing distribution outlets of the time, formed MCB University Press, an alternative publishing house that focused on niche management disciplines including strategy, change management and international marketing. In 2001 MCB University Press adopted the name Emerald as its new organizational identity, stemming from the working title of its flagship product Emerald (the Electronic Management Research Library Database).Emerald will host special anniversary events at international conferences throughout the year. Customers and members of the academic community will be invited to join celebrations at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter and Annual meetings, IFLA, and the Academy of Management among others.
  2007 will mark the first full year of the Welcome to Emerald Program for ALA accredited library and information science graduate schools located in North America. The Program provides free use of all Emerald journals for faculty and students during collection development course studies, and sponsors the MLS Student Best Paper Award with the winner receiving sponsored attendance to the ALA Annual Conference.Emerald will again be holding its annual Awards for Excellence in twelve disciplines, with outstanding paper, highly commended, and leading editor awards each sponsored by an Emerald journal. An Outstanding Service Award will be presented, along with the popular Research Fund Awards.Following the acquisition of seven titles last year, eight new journals will be launched during 2007 marking an exciting time of growth in the Emerald portfolio. These titles will include Chinese Management Studies; Direct Marketing: An International Journal; International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research; International Journal of Energy Sector Management; Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy; Multicultural Education & Technology Journal; and Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy.
  About Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world’s leading publisher of management journals and databases.Emerald celebrates 40 years of publishing excellence in 2007. Consistently ranked at 98% in customer satisfaction surveys, Emerald was voted "Best Customer Support" by readers of The Charleston Advisor. Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code of practice for reports that allow clients to measure usage of online information products and services in a consistent manner.
  Emerald publishes over 160 peer-reviewed titles such as Management Decision, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Documentation, Library Hi-Tech, Journal of Knowledge Management, Industrial Management and Data Systems and The TQM Magazine, along with a core collection of library and information science journals. The Emerald flagship product for the academic sector, Emerald Management Xtra, is dedicated to the development of business schools and management departments worldwide. The key product for the corporate sector is Emerald ManagementFirst, the fastest, most reliable online search tool for management information.
  Contact:
  Gill EtienneHead of Corporate CommunicationsEmerald Group Publishing, Ltd.60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford, BD8 9BY UKPhone: 011 44 274-777700Fax: 011 44 [email protected] aldinsight.com
  or
  Chris Olson
  Chris Olson & Associates
  Grasonville, Maryland USA
  Phone: 410-827-5642
  [email protected]"