Authors and users benefit from accurate and permanent citation of the newest research
United Kingdom, 15 October 2008 – Emerald Group Publishing Limited today launched Emerald EarlyCite, a new online pre-publication service allowing quicker access to research. EarlyCite articles are fully peer-reviewed and made available online before they undergo the full sub-editing and page-proofing stages.
Each paper will be assigned to a journal issue and can therefore be referenced. An asset for both authors and users, these papers are available at least three months earlier than those following a traditional publication process. Articles published in journals with significant publication queues will be made available to readers by as much as 12 months in advance.
In a joint statement, the Editors of the European Journal of Marketing, Professor Gordon Greenley and Dr Nick Lee from Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK, commented: “We are delighted with Emerald’s adoption of the EarlyCite system. This will enable us, as Editors, to bring articles to our readership well in advance of the actual publication date. Given that the European Journal of Marketing is highly ranked and very popular, there is a high level of submissions and thus long lead time to print for authors. The EarlyCite system means we can share important new findings with our readership in a more timely fashion and enable our authors to have their work cited in the literature well before the article actually appears in print. In all ways this is therefore an extremely valuable advance for the European Journal of Marketing and for Emerald.”
Niki Haunch, Head of Editorial at Emerald, explains further the benefits of the system: “EarlyCite allows for accurate and permanent citation of articles as the citation details will not change. This is what differentiates it from other services.”
Once the final copy of the article is ready for publication, it replaces the EarlyCite version.
At present, 55 journals are expected to publish articles from forthcoming issues through EarlyCite. The rest of the 200-strong Emerald journal collection will be rolled out over the coming months.
Emerald EarlyCite is fully accessible to Emerald journal and database subscribers. For more information about how EarlyCite can benefit both authors and users, visit http://info.emeraldinsight.com/tk/earlycite
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