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Emerald Awarded ‘Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year’ at the British Book Awards 2019.

Tuesday 14 May 2019 – Bingley, United Kingdom – Emerald Publishing is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the 'Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year' award at the 2019 British Book Awards – also known as The Nibbies.

Celebrating the best British writers, books, publisher and bookshops, The Nibbies have championed the book trade since 1990.

Following Emerald's shortlist at the awards last year, the team has worked tirelessly to further the impact of social science by publishing accessible content, exploring the most important issues currently facing society, partnering with leaders in Open Access innovation to launch Emerald Open Research, and continuing their commitment to diversity in publishing, academia and society.

The judges applauded Emerald's PR and marketing activity, which achieved some impressive coverage for its books in mainstream as well as academic channels; and the launch of its new Library Advisory Network, through which it is using academic librarians to shape its future content and services. The judges also commented on Emerald's care of people – authors and staff alike. "This is obviously a great place to be published – a real go-to place for academics." They saw concerted efforts to support diversity too, both in its output by appointing its first Gender and Diversity Publisher, and in-house by launching a STRIDE initiative and tackling issues around family-friendly working and the gender pay divide.

"There's a refreshing difference about Emerald – not just in where it's publishing from, but from how it goes about it." Concluded the judges.

(l-r) Kathy Atkinson, Caroline Summers and Philippa Grand accept the award on
behalf of Emerald Publishing

Caroline Summers, Head of Books Sales said: "We are so honoured to be recognised in this way. This is a massive endorsement of what we have done with the new Emerald books programme since its launch in 2016, and shows, contrary to reports, that the academic monograph is not yet dead. We were in exemplary company - to win as part of this shortlist makes the award extra special. This would not be possible were it not for the combined efforts of colleagues across publishing, sales, marketing, editorial and production coming together. We're also grateful for the support of all our partners in the industry. Huge thanks to everyone whose dedication made this happen."


About Emerald:

Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help authors tell their story in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. Based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, and having a global presence in 130 countries worldwide, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities making 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.