Emerald Publishing has launched Emerald Reach, an open access programme designed to deliver rigorous high-quality open access content, support authors and extend their impact.
The aim of the programme is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research and maximise its potential to deliver impact.
All open access content will be accessible in a dedicated section of the leading research platform, EmeraldInsight.com, and Emerald Reach will provide additional author services to increase engagement. Additionally, enhanced metadata will ensure open access content is comprehensively and accurately indexed in discovery systems.
As a key benefit, Emerald Reach also says ‘it’s easy being green’ by introducing a liberal new green open access policy. Effective from 26 September 2017, Emerald has removed embargoes across all journals, providing authors with the option to make their accepted manuscript openly available, free from payment and embargo periods.
Aimee Nixon, head of open access publishing at Emerald, said: 'Emerald Reach represents a real step change for Emerald, helping us to grow our list of quality open access publications in areas where there's a demand for it, and provide unrivalled support and resources to our authors throughout the publishing process.
'Our vision is to support our communities by enabling maximum reach for the research we publish, with emphasis placed on extending the impact of research beyond academia, supporting collaboration and innovation; and ultimately progressing policy and practice.
'The launch of Emerald Reach and our bold new approach to green open access is just the beginning – we’re excited about revealing further new features and benefits in the months to come.'