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"Emerald’s library and information science journals balance practice and innovation, ideas for today with research for tomorrow. Together they form a corpus that educates both the active professional and the student. Directors and beginners benefit equally from the international coverage and technology depth."

Michael Seadle, Editor, Library Hi Tech, Institute for Library and Information Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Collection Coverage

  • 17 titles

  • 94% Scopus coverage

  • 1 download every 17 seconds

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Most Downloaded Journal Content

  1. Google Scholar: the pros and the cons
  2. Can electronic textbooks help children to learn?
  3. The impact of online store environment cues on purchase intention: Trust and perceived risk as a mediator
  4. Informing Brand Messaging Strategies via Social Media Analytics

Award-Winning Papers

Outstanding Papers form the backbone of the Awards for Excellence. As these awards are chosen by eminent academics or managers, the winning authors receive the prestige of it being recognized that theirs is one of the most impressive pieces of work the judges have seen throughout the past year.

This year's award-winning papers are available to read for free!

Multimedia Highlights

Infographic: Have you found your study space?

Where you choose to study can have a significant impact on your academic performance. According to research from the New Library World and Facilities journal, in recent years there has been an increasing demand for more informal study spaces.

To help students and academics to find their perfect study space, we have created this useful infographic, which explains what students need to look out for.

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Authorship Opportunities

Out and About

Upcoming conferences and events where you can meet the Emerald team:

Emerald is exhibiting at the ACRL conference, Baltimore, USA 22-25 March.  Meet the editors of Reference Services Review and the publisher of the Library Studies list, and join us to celebrate Emerald’s 50th anniversary. Find out more!

Emerald is a sponsor of the iSchools conference, taking place 22-25 March in Wuhan, China.  Editors of Online Information Review, The Electronic Library and Records Management Journal will be in attendance.  Emerald’s Leila Yang will be manning an exhibit table.

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For further details about any of the content featured on this page or any general enquiries about the Emerald Library Studies Collection, please feel free to contact the team.

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Eileen Breen
Journals Publisher

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Emma Stevenson
Books Commissioning Editor

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