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United Kingdom, April 2010

Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the world's leading publisher of management and library research, and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), are delighted to announce that they have formalised their relationship by signing a partnership agreement.

The ‘special partnership' was first announced at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Milan, August 2009, as well as at the evening Regional Activities social event at the same conference. This was cemented with the signing of a formal agreement between the two organisations, which will provide the IFLA community with substantially more publishing opportunities. The opportunity to be published by Emerald will be available, not only for research produced by the various IFLA Sections, but for papers presented at the general IFLA Congress and satellite events. Emerald articles arising as a result of IFLA activities will be made available in open access, nine months after publication with Emerald.

Rebecca Marsh, Editorial Director at Emerald, comments, "Emerald journals are currently available in more than 3,000 institutions around the world, providing an excellent opportunity for authors to disseminate their work in many of the world's top research institutions. Having worked with IFLA for a number of years, the activities that have developed are varied and altogether show the broad and serious interest of Emerald in IFLA's work. We look forward to developing this relationship further."

The good relationship between Emerald and IFLA started during the IFLA/UAP Office at the British Library Document Supply Centre in the 1970s, and Emerald has been an IFLA Gold Corporate Partner since 1998. During this period of more than a decade, Emerald has strengthened its involvement in IFLA's activities, which culminated in the continuing sponsorship of the IFLA International Marketing Award run by IFLA's Management and Marketing Section, as well as Emerald's continuing support of IFLA library initiatives and activities in Africa.

For more information about Emerald's partnership with IFLA, contact Eileen Breen, Publisher, at ebreen@emeraldinsight.com

About IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

About Emerald

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.

Emerald Management Plus is the largest, most comprehensive collection of peer reviewed management journals and online support for students, managers and researchers. With "Research you can use" as a publishing philosophy, the collection provides scholarly research that is both rigorous and relevant, with practical implications for professionals outside the academic world.

For busy managers in corporate, federal and public organizations, Emerald Management First is an award-winning online knowledge and information resource.


Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 777700
Email: apelle@emeraldinsight.com