Social sciences publisher Emerald Publishing is the latest business to join the Copyright Agency’s international pay-per-use content licensing portal, RightsPortal Journals.

Emerald Publishing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, will bring its impressive portfolio of peer-reviewed articles from more than 300 journals to RightsPortal Journals.

RightsPortal Journals gives users the ability to conveniently clear the rights to use top-tier academic journal content from world-class publishers. This easy-to-use system efficiently identifies journal articles from a database of more than 20 million works which can be licensed for reuse.

The Copyright Agency’s CEP Adam Suckling welcomed Emerald Publishing to RightsPortal Journals. ‘This is an exciting development as it makes even more content available to those seeking high-quality, credible research information,” says Mr Suckling. “Access to this kind of deep knowledge keeps companies and researchers at the leading edge of their fields. It also ensures payment for the content goes to the right holders to support the creation of new content.”

Rights Manager at Emerald Publishing, Chris Tutill, says “We are always looking for new ways to reach audiences with our superior quality offering. The regard for the Copyright Agency’s RightsPortal Journals’ licensing product is very high in the Asia Pacific region and was a natural fit for expanding our reach.”

Emerald joins the Copyright Agency’s three other major publishers, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer Health and Wiley. Combined, these publishers provide the rights to reuse over 20 million scientific, business & management, technical and medical journal (STM) articles from world class titles such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Supply Chain Management and Internet Research.

Copyright Agency launched RightsPortal Journals in March 2016 to focus on licensing needs in the ANZ and Asia Pacific region where there is a growing demand for world-class STM journal content.

Users can secure a pay-per-use licence for the right to reuse the following:

  • A full article
  • Part of an article
  • A figure/table/graph