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Academics' work honoured by global publishing house

Jun 10, 2014

(l to r) Prof Abigail Gregory, Dr Tracey Williamson, Suzanne Anderson, Prof Les Ruddock, John Hudson
(l to r) Prof Abigail Gregory, Dr Tracey Williamson, Suzanne Anderson, Prof Les Ruddock, John Hudson

The University has welcomed a guest from global publisher Emerald, who was visiting Salford to present prestigious awards to six of our academics.

The Emerald Literati Network awards recognise the efforts of journal authors and editors. 

Suzanne Anderson, Business Manager from the Emerald Group Publishing Limited, attended the presentation event, which took place on 3 June, in Clifford Whitworth Library.

Outstanding Paper certificates were presented to Professor Les Ruddock and Dr William Swan, from the School of the Built Environment, and Richard Fitton, from the School of Computing, Science & Engineering, for their joint paper ‘Adoption of sustainable retrofit in UK social housing’.

Professor Abigail Gregory, from the School of Arts & Media, received a Highly Commended Paper award for ‘Work-life balance in times of economic crisis and austerity’.

In addition, Dr Tracey Williamson, from the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences, and John Hudson, from the School of the Built Environment, scooped Outstanding Reviewer awards.

Emerald's publishing philosophy highlights six areas that inform the development of its journals and books – internationality, diversity, support for scholarly research, encouragement of applied research (impact), commitment to high quality scholarship and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.

These are also the areas that the judges consider when they recognise and reward the efforts of authors and editors and celebrate the outstanding contributions many have made to Emerald’s journals and books.