Emerald Group Publishing

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Emerald Group Publishing
Parent companyCambridge Information Group
FounderKeith Howard[1]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationBingley, West Yorkshire, England
DistributionTurpin Distribution (books)[2]
Key peopleVicky Williams; CEO
Publication typesAcademic journals, books, book series
Nonfiction topicsManagement, business, social sciences, library studies, education, health and social care, engineering and more
RevenueIncrease £39.3 m (2015)
No. of employees250 (2015)
Official websitewww.emeraldgrouppublishing.com

Emerald Publishing Limited is a scholarly publisher of academic journals and books in the fields of management, business, education, library studies, health care, and engineering.[citation needed]


Emerald was founded in the United Kingdom in 1967 as Management Consultants Bradford (MCB) UP Ltd. The publisher changed its name to Emerald in 2002 following the success of its Emerald Fulltext database.[3]

In 2007 Emerald acquired a programme of Management and Social Science book serials, series and monographs from Elsevier.[4]

The acquisition of health and social care publisher Pier Professional Limited took place in 2011.[5]

In June 2015, the Emerald acquisition of GoodPractice was announced. GoodPractice is a provider of support tools for leaders and senior managers.[6]

On 10 June 2022, Cambridge Information Group acquired Emerald Group Publishing.[7]


Emerald Publishing is headquartered in Bingley and led by CEO Vicky Williams since 2018.[8]


In 2017 Emerald became the title sponsor of Headingley Stadium with it being renamed Emerald Headingley. As part of the deal the new main stand was named The Emerald Stand. Emerald withdrew their sponsorship in November 2021, following an alleged racism scandal involving the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.[9][10]

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  1. ^ "Emerald Publishing founder Dr Keith Howard dies, aged 89". The Bookseller. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  2. ^ "For Booksellers". Emerald Group Publishing. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ de Verteuil, Sue (December 2001). "Emerald, the new name and vision for MCB UP Ltd". Interlending & Document Supply. 29 (4). doi:10.1108/ilds.2001.12229daa.001.
  4. ^ Jones, Philip (28 January 2008). "Emerald acquires Elsevier titles". thebookseller.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ Holland, Chris (17 March 2011). "£25m growth bid by Emerald". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Newsquest Media Group. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Research Information". Research Information. 1 January 1970. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  7. ^ "New York's Cambridge Information Group Acquires the UK's Emerald Group". Publishing Perspectives. 10 June 2022. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Vicky Williams is appointed CEO of Emerald Publishing". STM Publishing News. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Yorkshire County Cricket Club signs 'Clean Slate' stadium deal after racism scandal". Sky News. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Leeds Rhinos to meet stadium sponsors after Emerald end Headingley naming deal over Yorkshire racism row". The Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 21 April 2022.

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