Academic publisher Emerald has made live its rebuilt Emerald Insight digital research platform, which aims to make scholarly communication "easier and more engaging", in a development that represents a "significant" investment in technology from the Yorkshire-based independent.
The platform - home to over 340 journals and 2,000 books, plus case studies and Open Access content - has been fully reimagined and redesigned, in collaboration with 12 international universities, with the development handled in partnership with software development consultancy 67 Bricks.
The new platform combines different types of research formats in one "powerful" search, and is built to support a wide variety of outputs including multimedia, data and expert briefings, and opinion.
The platform will continuously evolve to meet changing behaviour and needs, responding to user feedback.
Emerald marketing director Harriet Bell said: “At Emerald, our size and commitment to driving change in publishing enables us to be agile, close to our customers and challenge conventions. The launch of the platform is another step our journey to play our part in creating the conditions for social sciences research to reach new audiences, mobilise knowledge and have impact. We will continue to invest, and next up is the launch of more flexible purchase models and licenses.”
This Insight rebuild follows on from the launch of the Emerald Open Research platform, which supports rapid publication of Open Access content and enables transparency through an open peer review process.