Emerald Publishing and Dimensions are pleased to announce an agreement which will provide the global publisher with access to Dimensions data on Google BigQuery. Dimensions is a comprehensive database that covers the full research and innovation lifecycle. Google BigQuery, Google Cloud’s serverless and secure multi-cloud data warehouse, enables Emerald Publishing to leverage the full dataset available in Dimensions.

Digital Science partnered with Google Cloud in September 2020, to remove barriers to data access, analysis and visualisation for organizations across the research and innovation ecosystem. 

Emerald Publishing has been using Dimensions Analytics and the Dimensions API since 2018 and have since then been using Dimensions in a variety of ways to support their Open Access and publishing strategies. 

This latest agreement provides Emerald staff with Dimensions data on Google BigQuery to further help shape their publishing strategy and monitor trends. BigQuery allows Emerald’s users to combine the Dimensions data with their internal data sources and also offers connections to popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools. This allows them to perform bespoke analyses and create custom dashboards and reports with a 360° view of the research landscape.

John Eggleton, Head of Commercial Operations and Services for Research at Emerald said: “We are pleased to have extended our access to Dimensions data and look forward to being able to interrogate and combine the data with our own more easily. We expect this new tool will support us in identifying additional trends and opportunities to serve our communities ever more effectively.”

About Emerald

Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their story in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better. For over 50 years Emerald’s core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is delighted to be named Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in the Independent Publishers Guild 2020 Independent Publishing Awards. 

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