Emerald signs French research deal with ISTEX

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Emerald Group Publishing has signed an agreement with the French national licensing programme, ISTEX, to make key academic resources available to the French research community.

The agreement will include digitised articles from 316 journals – 142 of which are ranked in Thompson Reuters (ISI), Scopus, CNRS, AERES or FNEGE – covering the full breadth of Emerald’s collections, including business and management, economics, marketing, engineering, education, and health and social care.

Developed in 2012, the ISTEX project provides online access to digital publications in all disciplines throughout the French research community on one central platform.

The project is a joint effort between the Bibliographic Agency of Higher Education (ABES), the Academic Consortium of Digital Publications (Couperin), and the University of Lorraine acting on behalf of the Conference of University Presidents (CPU), working hand in hand with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Peter Shelley, managing director western hemisphere for Emerald, said: 'Emerald has a long and successful track record of working on national licenses and is delighted to have been selected by ISTEX to provide more than 100 years’ worth of highly valued academic resources to French institutions.

'Emerald aims to be the content partner of choice to business and management, library studies, and applied subject communities globally, and we are therefore proud to collaborate with ISTEX in this way and to be part of these ambitious digital plans.'