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Emerald Subject Collections eJournals for HE

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Subscribe to the entire Emerald Premier cross-disciplinary eJournal database or pick specific collections. Emerald eJournals Premier features the latest peer-reviewed, international research in established and emerging areas of interest. Premier combines Management and Specialist Collections, and provides the full breadth of Emerald’s high quality publishing from leading researchers around the world.

Key Facts


    • Discounts on packages against individual title purchase
    • Pick and mix of management and subject collections
    • Annual opt out without penalty
    • Option to swap subject collections on an annual basis
    • Licence option to extend use to students and staff in partner colleges or those on franchised or validated courses.

Important dates

Agreement start: 1 Janauary 2018

Agreement end: 31 December 2020


A 30 day free trial is available. Please contact Chest Help with contact details and IP range.

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Jisc’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Chest will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This is the continuation of a popular long standing agreement with Emerald for quality content in business management and other subject areas.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: Emerald Publishing Ltd, registered in England and Wales (company number 3080506), Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1WA

Product Description

Emerald eJournals are divided into 9 management and 4 complementary specialist subject areas. The Premier Collection consists of all 13 collections.

Full title listing and taxonomy is located here 

Full title listing and taxonomy is located here.

Management eJournal collections:

  • Accounting, Finance & Economics - 39 titles
  • Business, Management & Strategy - 55 titles
  • HR, Learning & Organization Studies - 25 titles
  • Information & Knowledge Management eJournal Collection - 12 titles
  • Marketing - 23 titles
  • Operations, Logistics & Quality - 16 titles
  • Property Management & Built Environment - 18 titles
  • Public Policy & Environmental Management - 13 titles
  • Tourism and Hospitality - 7 titles

Specialist eJournal collections:

  • Engineering - 23 titles
  • Library Studies - 17 titles
  • Health & Social Care - 31 titles
  • Education - 23 titles

HE institutions can pick across the nine Management and the four Specialist Collections.

Previous subscribers to the Emerald 111 and 125 collections up to December 2017 can subscribe to Emerald Management 120 – please ask for the order form.

Access and Identity Management Solution


OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth Yes
Username / Password No
EZProxy Yes

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function



Supplier Notes

Full text linking




Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol








RSS or Atom



Metadata standards

Dublin Core





Emerald MARC Records




Months embargo period




Digital preservation








Usage statistics








Web Content Accessibility Guidelines


Emerald aims to make all public Web pages meet level AA, and will aspire to meet level AAA where possible within resource constraints. Emerald's Accessibility Statement

Personalisation features



Once a user has registered on ‘My Profile' they can create a range of customised features, including: RSS Feeds; Saved Search Alerts, ToC Alerts and Weekly Digests of subscribed or all journals; create Marked Lists; and subscribe to Emerald Newsletters. There are a range of communities for different end-users (authors, librarians, researchers, teachers) which offer interactive participation.

Service levels




The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.


The frequency of updates will vary with each journal title but all are included in the cost.  


All additions (newly launched titles) will be incorporated at no additional charge to Emerald Premier. All new functionality of the Emerald platform is included for all products at no additional cost.

Service and Support


A 30 day free trial is available. Please contact Chest Help with contact details and IP range.  .

Login information


Technical Support

Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:

Product Documentation

Comprehensive help files are included in the Online service

Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted for staff and registered students and other permitted users except Alumni. Registered users are able to make up to make up to 25 copies of the resources.

Alumni specifically:
Where additional access has been subscribed to for Alumni (who have access to subscribing library’s facilities) they may copy parts of both hardcopy and electronic for personal use only and may not distribute it without requesting permission through either Rightslink or emailing permissions@emeraldinsight.com.

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.


This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources with amendments shown at the bottom of this screen.

Licensees may purchase an Educational Purposes Licence Extension (See Annex A of the Licence) or an Alumni Licence Extension (See Licence Definition 1.1(a)(iv) and Annex A).

Alumni use is only permitted if the Alumni Licence Extension is chosen.

Annual opt-opt/early termination is not permitted for Institutions in Jisc Bands 8-10 who have chosen to be "locked-in" until 31 December 2020. Other Institutions must give written notice to terminate early - see the Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions below.

Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order Form Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 October 2018 and 2019.

There is monthly pro-rata charging for institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to JISC, 4 Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NB

All terms contained in a PO are expressly rejected and do not form part of the Licence or vary the Licence terms in any way.

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

What are institutions and library services allowed to do?

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes


Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material


Deposit learning and teaching objects in repositories


Interlibrary loan


Who can use the resource?


On site

Remote access







Walk-in users



Alumni members



What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – defined as:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations


  • The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes unless the Licence Extension for Commercial Projects has been bought; this allows use for the restricted “Commercial Projects” defined – see Annex B of the Licence (Licence Extension for Commercial Projects)
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

The Licensee may retain an electronic copy of the Licensed Material in its archives for reference only. Copies of parts of the Licensed Material already made and/or used by the Licensee or Authorised Users in accordance with clause 2.2 may be retained and used in accordance with the terms of this Licence Agreement – see Licence Term 10.5.

The Licensee retains the right to the material published in the year in which they subscribed. This will continue to be accessed from the Emerald platform and no access fee applies.

Licensees may opt out of the agreement annually by giving notice not later than 1st October preceding the next subscription year. i.e. 1 October 2018 for a subscription commencing 1 January 2019 or 1 October 2019 for a subscription commencing 1 January 2020.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

Two additional sentences are appended to Term 1.1(a)(iv) of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources: “Alumni members may additionally access the Licensed Material remotely from other than the premises of the Licensee. Where additional access has been subscribed to for Alumni, Alumni may copy parts of both hardcopy and electronic documentation for personal use only and may not distribute it without requesting permission through either Rightslink or emailing permissions@emeraldinsight.com.

Clause 10.4 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is amended so that “ninety” rather than “sixty” days’ prior written notice of termination must be submitted.

The Fee for early termination in accordance with clause 10.4 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil.

The Fee for retention rights upon termination in accordance with clause 10.5 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil.

Products and Pricing

Currency: All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT 

Institutions can pick 3, 6 or 9 collections from the nine Management and four Specialist collections, or choose the Premier Collection consisting of all 13 collections as described on the Product Information tab.

If you choose the Pick 3, 6 or 9 options please advise Chest Help which collection(s) you would like.

Additional collections can be added to 3, 6 or 9 picks for an additional fee(s) as set out in the pricing table below. Please advise Chest Help which collection(s) you would like to add.

Licence Extensions:

Educational Purposes Licence and Alumni Licence Extensions can be added to Site Licence Annual Fees as shown in the table below. Please contact Chest Help when you order your licence to add these extensions.

FTE refers to the number of additional FTEs being licensed under the Educational Purpose Licence.

FTE % of Annual Licence Fee
Up to 2,000 10%
2,001 - 5,000 12%
5,001 - 8,000 15%
8,001 - 10,000 20%
10,000+ 25%
Alumni 10%

Additional Discounts

The following additional discounts apply to existing and new customers who purchase a full-price subscription to EM Premier :

Submit your order(s) and Chest Help will confirm the prices you will pay.

Payment terms are shown on the Terms and Conditions tab.

eJournal Collections for HE

All HE Institutions will pay the  prices below, with the exception of institutions in JISC bands 8-10 who, if they opt to "lock-in" for the entire 3 year agreement period, will pay 20% less. Institutions that choose this option are not eligible to the additional discounts on other Emerald Resources.


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