Emerald celebrates winners of its annual High Usage Award 2022

2nd March 2022

Emerald Publishing has announced the top 20 global academic institutions with the highest number of downloads of its eJournal content throughout 2021, as part of its annual high usage award.

The award, now in its 12th year, celebrates the relationship between Emerald and the winning institutions whilst also highlighting the global reach of our research.

This year, the institutions in the top three positions are Egyptian Knowledge Bank Data Center which has held on to the top spot for two years in a row with 702,650 downloads, followed by Universiti Teknologi MARA in second place again with 692,245 downloads. In third place for the third year running, is Liberty University in Texas with 427,158 downloads.

In the top 20 institutions there were 7 institutions from the UK, 3 from the Netherlands, 3 from Australia and 3 from Indonesia. Institutions from Egypt, the USA, Hong Kong and Malaysia were also included.

Harriet Bell, Marketing Director at Emerald, commented: "We have great relationships with institutions and academics all over the world and it is really important to us to celebrate the loyalty of our customers through this annual award.

"It is brilliant to see institutions feature in this top 20 list year on year, and we would like to thank these institutions in particular for their loyalty. As a founding signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better."



Notes for Editors

The top 20 winning institutions with the highest usage of Emerald eJournal content in descending order are:

  1. Egyptian Knowledge Bank Data Center, Egypt
  2. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  3. Liberty University, USA
  4. RMIT University, Australia
  5. Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia
  6. Northumbria University, UK
  7. Tilburg University, Netherlands
  8. Griffith University, Australia
  9. Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  10. University of Liverpool, UK
  11. University of Manchester, UK
  12. University of Glasgow, UK
  13. Monash University, Australia
  14. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  15. University of Birmingham, UK
  16. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  17. University of Portsmouth, UK
  18. University of Southampton, UK
  19. Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  20. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

About Emerald

Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their stories in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.

For over 50 years Emerald’s core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is delighted to be named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild 2020 Independent Publishing Awards.

Notes on Emerald Publishing and usage during Covid-19  

At present we are living in a difficult and uncertain time around the world, as we face the fight against COVID-19. Now, more than ever, people need quick and easy online access to the information we publish on Emerald Insight and the opportunities to share their research, so we are keen to ensure that all of our users have access to research, even if institutions are closed. To help with any issues, and keep people up to date with new information we launched our Customer Support Portal. 

We have made research on COVID-19, the management of epidemics and pandemics, and supply chain management free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository. We will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site.


Rebecca Torr
PR and Content Manager
Emerald Publishing
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