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Note from the publisher
Over the past 12 months we have initiated many changes at Emerald which we hope will be of benefit to our readers, our authors and hopefully our new authors. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight a summary of these enhancements:
As of Volume 9, BPMJ will increase its issues by one to be a bi-monthly publication. You will now receive six issues of the journal. Not only will this bring you more content, it will prevent any unacceptable delays of accepted articles reaching publication.
I would like to formally welcome Ray Hackney to the journal. Ray will perform the role of Industry Editor. Ray's inaugural piece "Furthering the process of academic and practitioner engagement" appeared in the last issue of the previous volume.
I would also like to formally welcome Professor Mustafa Alshawi, Professor Varun Grover and Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman to the Editorial Advisory and Review Board.
We have improved and expanded our authors' resources Web sites (www.emeraldinsight.com/literaticlub). Here you will find no end of useful information on how to get published, your copyright rights, calls for papers, Literati Awards, etc. We also have a new section called "Conference central" which will continue to grow to be a one-stop shop to find the most relevant conference to attend.
Our Research Register (www.emeraldinsight.com/researchregister/index.htm) continues to grow. This is an online forum for the circulation of pre-publication information. By registering and broadcasting your current research activities you will gain exposure to potential collaborators and puts you in the spotlight of editors. It also informs our readers as to what is the cutting edge of current research.
The managing editors (myself included) have been running author workshops, both at international conferences and by invitation to university departments. These workshops provide an insight into the world of scholarly publishing and give advice to new authors on how to get their research findings into a piece of publishable work. If you feel that this service would be of use to your department or conference, then please do get in contact with me.
The past 12 months have seen an excellent growth in the usage of the Emerald Fulltext database. In this time the database has been accessed over 20 million times, from which in excess of 5.5 million articles have been downloaded. Over 800 universities, corporate and public institutions now subscribe to the Fulltext database.
The usage statistics of BPMJ are also excellent. The journal has been viewed on-line nearly 205,000 times, from which nearly 60,000 articles have been downloaded. The most popular of these articles to date are:
Critical factors for successful implementation of enterprise systems" by Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Janet Lee-Shang Lau, and Jinghua Kuang, BMPJ, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 285-96 (1,925 downloads).
Planning for ERP systems: analysis and future trend" by Injazz J. Chen, BPMJ, Vol. 7 No. 5, pp. 374-86 (1,423 downloads).
The design and implementation of the balanced business scorecard: an analysis of three companies in practice" by Stephen R. Letza, BPMJ, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 54-76 (1,276 downloads).
Electronic access is available not just to subscribers of the Fulltext database but also to all individual subscribers. No matter when your subscription to the journal commenced, by login on to the journal you will have access to the full journal archive.
John McHaleManaging Editorjmchale@emeraldinsight.com