Commercial digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 02 Apr 2010 19:03 UTC


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This week's digest contains 2 messages:
1) Emerald announces COUNTER 3 compliance
2) Emerald "Journal of the Week" Features for April 2010

Message #1:

Subject: Emerald announces COUNTER 3 compliance
From: "Janet Fisher" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:02:04 -0400

We thought this would be of interest to readers of SERIALST.

Janet Fisher

Emerald announces COUNTER 3 compliance for journals and databases

United Kingdom, March 2010 - Emerald Group Publishing Limited is now
compliant with release 3 of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of
Networked Electronic Resources) code of practice.

As a publisher of more than 200 scholarly journals and an extensive
range of online collections in business management, library and
information science, social sciences and engineering, these improvements
made to reports on searches and session usage translate into more
accurate usage statistics.

COUNTER is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers
and intermediaries for recording and reporting usage statistics in a
consistent and comparable manner.

Release 3 contributes to further reliability of COUNTER usage statistics
and includes SUSHI (Standardised Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative)
to facilitate the collection and processing of large volume of data.

John Peters, Joint Chief Executive at Emerald, comments: "We welcome the
ability to provide COUNTER 3 reports to our customers. Not only does
this significantly improve our level of service, but reliable and
comprehensive usage data also plays an important role in demonstrating
the quality and the impact of the research that we publish."

As part of Emerald's ongoing improvement and enhancement of usage
collection techniques, a slight amendment was also introduced to the way
the number of searches are recorded when changing tabs in search results.

For more information, contact the technical support team at


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 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

Message #2:

Subject: Emerald "Journal of the Week" Features for April 2010
From: "Janet Fisher" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:52:06 -0400

Emerald Group Publishing "Journal of the Week" Feature

Emerald offers free access to two journals in its collection every week.

Below is the schedule for April:

April 5:
Critical Perspectives on International Business
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

April 12:
Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society
International Journal of Commerce and Management

April 19:
International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship
Industrial and Commercial Training

April 26:
On the Horizon
Social Responsibility Journal

To access these, go to the Emerald home page at:

Click on the green banner in the middle of the screen saying "Free
Journals from Emerald". From this page you can click through to sample
the journals available that week.


Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 777700