Emerald Publishing Services

Partner with us for an expert, open access publishing service. Let us support your journal with online submission, peer review, production and global dissemination through Emerald Insight. 

We offer a publishing service to support your association, university or organisation, helping you highlight the quality and breadth of research undertaken in your community. Publish your platinum or sponsored open access journal with us, at no cost to your authors. 

With over 50 years' experience, you and your authors will have access to everything you need to launch or maintain an existing journal, including expert advice from editorial, publishing, and marketing teams.

Discover how Emerald Publishing Services benefit our partner journals by browsing these case studies.

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What's included in our publishing service?

Editorial management

Comprehensive onboarding for your editorial team to ensure usability and integration of all systems and ongoing support from our dedicated content team. We use market-leading editorial systems and industry-leading vendors, and journals are entered into a well-established production process, including double blind peer-review.

Dissemination & discoverability

Your journal is hosted on Emerald Insight, accessed by a global network and published open access under CC BY 4.0 helping to maximise dissemination. Our research published on Emerald Insight is downloaded 30 million times a year.

Your journal will be indexed in all major abstracting & indexing services, including Google Scholar, EBSCO and ProQuest, to make the journal more discoverable.

Emerald Insight endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines, making content accessible for people with disabilities.

Ongoing support

We give you a dedicated point of contact who remains with you throughout the publishing journey, providing training, guidance, and regular reports and feedback on journal progress.

Marketing support and guidance

Our experienced marketing team help assess your needs and provide options to suit the promotional needs of your journal, from supporting author acquisition to highlighting special issues and expanding the global reach of the research.


How Emerald Publishing Services benefit your journal

In our latest webinar our Publishing Services Manager, Judy Yeh, talks to Dr Stefan Hartman the co-editor of Journal of Tourism Futures about how using Emerald Publishing Services has increased the journal's global reach and discoverability over the last seven years.

Emerald Publishing Services: step-by-step guide

View our step-by-step guide to learn more about the services we offer to support your journal. From onboarding to promotion, we’ve got you covered.

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1. Meet the Emerald team

Before we get started on publishing your journal, you are introduced to your dedicated Publishing Services Manager (PSM) and content team who will support you throughout the end to end publishing process and the development of the title.

2. Onboarding

Our robust and personal onboarding process allows you to familiarise yourself quickly with Emerald’s workflows, peer review and ethics guidelines, while the journal is getting integrated into Emerald’s content management system and website.

3. Getting your journal ready for submissions

Through a one to one session, we will tailor your journal’s ScholarOne online submission system so that it fits the journal’s editorial structure and workflows. You will be trained on the journal’s submission system, which integrates:

  • Web of Science Reviewer Locator
  • Publons Reviewer recognition
  • iThenticate (plagiarism checking software)
4. Publishing your journal

The journal content is published on Emerald Insight , Emerald’s hosting platform after 20 working days (subject to permissions and proofing stage). The content is specifically typeset, lightly proofread, and enriched through smart metadata tagging for better discoverability. Articles and issues are approved by both the authors and editorial team.

5. Making your journal discoverable

We work with industry partners to make it easy for authors, readers and librarians to access your journal’s content through discovery platforms and full-text indexing. Our partners include Google and Google Scholar, EBSCO and ProQuest in addition to subject-specific abstracting and indexing services, such as RePEc

6. Developing your journal

Your dedicated PSM will bring their expertise to drive growth in submissions, article downloads and citations, and help you prepare the journal for indexing in major citation/indexing databases, such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Clarivate Analytics (ESCI, SSCI/SCIE) and Scopus.

7. Broadening the reach of your journal

You will be able to invest in additional services in order to further increase the quality and visibility of your journal, such as marketing activities and advanced sub-editing credits. Upon request, articles receive Altmetric badges to help showcase the wider influence of your journal’s content.

8. Ongoing support & guidance

You will receive ongoing support and advice on different areas of publishing, for instance through drop-in sessions on ScholarOne, through the journal’s membership with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), or through valuable journal statistics. This equips you with the tools and expertise needed to strengthen your journal’s position.

Featured journals

New journal issue

Journal of Work-Applied Management (JWAM)

JWAM has just published a new issue.

Ranked, once again, in the CABS Academic Journal Guide for 2021, the journal publishes management insight research, exploring how change, discovery and innovation can be driven by work-based collaborative and experiential approaches. All articles are open access and peer-reviewed.

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Open call for papers

Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching and Learning (JRIT&L)

JRIT&L publishes the best research on innovation in the fields of higher and secondary education, with the aim of informing organisational practice and educational policy and making a positive impact on teaching and learning. The journal is double-blind peer-reviewed and published under platinum open access, incurring no charge to the author.

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Case studies

Read how working with Emerald has helped raise the profile of our partners' journals to meet their objectives

Journal of Tourism Futures

JTF aims to inspire and inform its audience about the future of the tourism industry, covering topics ranging from new forms of travel and new types of energy, to managing the effects of climate change and fluctuating consumer trends.


We couldn't have asked for a better publisher. The publishing team is truly professional, but what makes the different is their experience and advice. They have helped us as editors prepare for impact assessment, citation index and ranking with the Australian Business Schools Deans Council, amongst others. They are just great to work with and nice people as well!

Ian Yeoman, Editor of Journal of Tourism Futures

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