Bingley, UK, Dubai, UAE, September 2011 - Emerald Group Publishing, a leading independent publisher of global research with impact in business, society, public policy and education, is pleased to announce a five-year agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research providing access to key content to over 60 institutions across Algeria.
This partnership is expected to have a significant impact on communities of researchers, educators and information professionals in the region. They will gain access to high quality content from Emerald’s collections of journals and books through the Algerian Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST). They will also benefit from the publisher’s commitment to support these communities through dedicated online resources, such as the Insider’s Guide to Getting Published, the Emerald Literati Network for Authors, a wide-ranging Research Grant and Awards programme, as well a host of online features addressing their day-to-day professional needs.
Peter Shelley, Senior Vice-President at Emerald, comments: “Emerald is delighted to partner with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research to support the library and research communities in Algeria. We are committed to supporting the goals and ideals of the Ministry, who are making such a significant investment in developing access to key resources to their researchers, educators and information specialists.”
Shariq Mumtaz, Director, Global Sales, at Emerald, adds: “Emerald has already established a significant presence across the Maghreb and the Middle East. In line with our mission to promote international authorship and to disseminate high-quality research globally, our role is to work alongside the Algerian government and assist them in their endeavours to further the development of education, authorship and research in Algeria.”
Professor Hafid Aourag, Director of Scientific Research and Development, Ministry of Higher Education, commented: “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Emerald Group Publishing, the most prestigious academic publishing partner for us in the fields of management and information science. We look forward to working closely with them to reinforce our goal of developing research in these fields, and to support the activities of academics, researchers and professionals within Algeria, and collaboration internationally"
Long recognized for its strength in the fields of Management research as well as Library and Information Science, Emerald has extended the scope of its portfolio to include Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Transport. It now publishes over 770 titles, comprising 275 journals, over 375 books and more than 120 book series.
In October 2009, Emerald opened an office in Dubai Media City to better serve its customers across the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. The company counts more than 4,500 customers worldwide, including over 90 percent of the Financial Times’s Top 100 Business Schools.
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