Emerald Publishing acquires ICE Publishing portfolio

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Thomas Telford Limited (TTL), the commercial arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), has today sold the majority of TTL’s book catalogue (excluding the NEC Guides) and all journal titles and related publishing assets to Emerald Publishing Limited. The sale comprises 35 peer-reviewed journals, more than 1,500 eBooks and 36,000 research articles dating back to 1836.

The ICE has also granted Emerald Publishing a licence to the ICE Publishing brand and ICE name in respect of those titles and assets.

Emerald Publishing and the ICE say they will now embark on a mutually beneficial collaboration to ensure the long-term success of the publications.

Andrea Naylor, Managing Director, TTL said: “I am delighted that the ICE Publishing brand, known and trusted by researchers and practitioners worldwide, will now continue under the stewardship of Emerald Publishing. Our purpose is to improve lives by ensuring the world has the engineering capacity and infrastructure systems it needs to allow people and the planet to thrive.

"In selecting Emerald Publishing, we are confident that we have chosen a partner who understands and shares our values. We are excited to work with them to ensure that ICE Publishing continues to offer leading publications in the fields of civil and environmental engineering and materials science.”

Vicky Williams, CEO at Emerald Publishing, added: “As an award winning, independent publisher of mission driven research, Emerald Publishing is delighted to have been selected by the ICE to take forward its prestigious publishing programme.  The respective purpose and missions of the ICE and Emerald Publishing are strongly aligned, and we both understand the pressing need for research that contributes to progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

"Through close and ongoing collaboration with ICE we will expand the publication of new research that focuses on topics including, for example, decarbonisation, water, sanitation, clean affordable energy, harnessing data and technology for procurement, improving technical standards, and enhancing knowledge, insight and ethical understanding for researchers and practicing engineers.”

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