Emerald Publishing has signed a three-year agreement with the Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM) – a division of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) – to allow 190 academic institutions in Turkey and North Cyprus access to its eJournal Premier Collection.
ULAKBIM was founded as a research and development institute of TUBITAK in 1996, with its main objective to operate a high-speed computer network, enabling interaction within the institutional elements of the national innovation system, and providing information technology support and information services to help scientific production.
In addition to operating ULAKNET National Educational and Research Network, ULAKBIM provides services such as TRUBA high-performance computing, TR-Index Turkish index of academic journals, JournalPark (an open journal system based academic journal hosting service), and TÜBİTAK EKUAL.
TÜBİTAK EKUAL (the National Academic License for Electronic Resources) provides electronic information services, enabling research institutions in Turkey efficient and widespread access to electronic information resources of academic interest. Emerald’s eJournal Premier collection is its most comprehensive, cross-disciplinary journal database, featuring the latest peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest.
Shariq Mumtaz, managing director for global sales at Emerald, said: 'We are delighted to have signed a three-year agreement with ULAKBIM, thereby providing 190 academic institutions in Turkey and North Cyprus with our comprehensive eJournals collection.
'Emerald is committed to nurturing fresh thinking globally, and, by signing this deal, we are able to support the research and education network infrastructure within Turkey and North Cyprus and enable academics to access high quality international research.'