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Note from the managing editor
The ever-expanding use of the Internet has had a huge impact not only on our leisure time, but also in the way we all do business. Many of us have used the Internet to purchase holidays, books, CDs, even some people have bought a car. However, one of the main benefits the Internet era has brought is that we are now only a few clicks of the mouse away from a seemingly endless supply of information. Through Emerald Fulltext, many of you are I know are using the Internet to access our journals and expand your knowledge. As a former biomedical researcher, I know the benefits and importance of having instant access to a huge body of knowledge. As of October 2001, there were 30,759 articles on Emerald Fulltext available. This figure increases on a weekly basis. By signing up for Emerald Alert, you will receive the table of contents of your favourite journals, delivered direct to your e-mail in-box, the instant the issue goes online. By simply clicking on any relevant article, you will be taken instantly to that article. You can then read the article online or download and print. No more waiting for the journal to appear on the library shelf, no more worries about library hours and no more queues for the photocopier!
With this advancement in the way we as publishers deliver the journals to you, we can now for the first time monitor which articles you are finding the most interesting. The latest figures I have to hand are for October 2001. This month alone, Emerald Fulltext was accessed a total of 1,330,343 times. Of this the BIJ Web site received a total of 13,085 hits. From here a total of 2,640 articles were downloaded. So, you can see that by publishing your work in not only BIJ, but in any journal which is featured within Emerald Fulltext, you are gaining maximum exposure to your readership. Everyone with access to the Internet can view all of Emerald's journal tables of contents and article abstracts. Those not yet fortunate to have full access to Emerald Fulltext can receive a free 30-day trial of the full database. All this and much more information can be found at www.emeraldinsight.com
If global exposure and ease of access to the journals sound like something you wish to be part of, then we are always happy to receive articles from new authors. By now, you may be an experienced author yet new to Emerald, or you may be writing your first ever article. At Emerald, we have a dedicated teamthat will aid the transition from idea to print. By visiting www.literaticlub.co.uk you will find links to useful ways of transforming your research into an article and how to find the right journal for your work.
John McHaleManaging Editor