Bingley, United Kingdom, October 2011 - Following the launch of the new Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index on 10 October, Emerald Group Publishing is delighted to report that nearly 400 of its titles have been accepted for inclusion. To discover which titles are listed search for Emerald at http://wokinfo.com/mbl/
This is very good news for the international network of Emerald book authors and editors, as it is expected that this initiative will significantly increase the visibility of books and help ensure that their citations are fully recognized.
Dr Martyn Lawrence, Senior Publisher and ISI Co-ordinator at Emerald, comments: “We are thrilled to have so many titles indexed in the new Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index. This testifies to the relevance and quality of our publications and to the expertise of our contributors worldwide. We hope this news reassures decision-makers and scholars that books are a vital component of academic expression.”
The Book Citation Index is a product within the Thomson Web of Science. Web of Science includes citation databases such as the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. The Book Citation Index (BKCI) will mean that scholars can now access citation data across all major publication formats.
All included titles will appear in Web of Knowledge as a result of the Book Citation Index launch, helping to reassert the importance of book publishing in academia. Books are indexed at the chapter level, resulting in improved searches and deeper insights into the citing behaviour between books and the wider world of scholarly research.
Emerald publishes over 140 new book titles every year on a range of subjects covering business, management and economics, library and information science, and social sciences. Emerald books are written and edited by a global network of scholarly and professional contributors, all experts in their respective fields of research and practice.
For more information about the Emerald book publishing programme, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/index.htm
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Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.
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