Emerald invests in digital research platform

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Yorkshire’s Emerald Publishing has created a new digital research research platform, as it moves away from traditional publishing.

Emerald Insight is the home of more than 340 journals, 2000 books, 1700 case studies and an increasing collection of open access content.

This has been completely reimagined and rebuilt in partnership with software development firm, 67 Bricks and alongside 12 international universities across 6 continents.

The design is to ensure that “scholarly communication” is easier and more engaging.

“At Emerald, our size and commitment to driving change in publishing enables us to be agile, close to our customers and challenge conventions,” explained Emerald Publishing’s Marketing Director, Harriet Bell.

“The launch of the platform is another step our journey to play our part in creating the conditions for social sciences research to reach new audiences, mobilise knowledge and have impact. We will continue to invest, and next up is the launch of more flexible purchase models and licenses.”

The system enables faster, more accurate searching and content filtering and combines different types of research formats - articles, books and case studies.

Emerald has also transformed its digital operations in order rapidly respond to user feedback, and make use of leading analytics and data technologies so that the platform can continuously evolve to meet changing behaviour and needs.