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Emerald Publishing and vLex partnership delivers worldwide access for legal books and journals

Emerald Publishing and vLex partnership delivers worldwide access for legal books and journals

Posted by david-hand | 10 February 2021

London – February 2021

New collections of over 250 important legal books and journals from Emerald Publishing is now available from vLex, enabling legal researchers around the world to benefit from access to a significant collection of secondary sources alongside the world’s largest collections of common and civil law on one service.

Offering a regularly updated selection of titles across a range of practice areas, the new Emerald Publishing Collections significantly enhance the collection of over 3,000 books and journals from around the world on vLex’s AI-powered services to enable researchers around the world to benefit from an extensive collection of important secondary sources.


Gain a greater understanding of a wide range of practice areas with these new collections 


As one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, Emerald Publishing commissions, curates and showcases research that can make a real difference. The collections of legal books and journals now available from vLex include highly relevant titles from a range of practice areas, including corporate law, criminal law, employment law, family law, immigration law and property law, among many others.

Notable titles in this sizable resource include Family Law Quarterly, the European Law Journal, International Arbitration, the Journal of Financial Crime, the Journal of Law and Regulation and the Journal of Law and Society.

These new collections include the full archive of all journals, alongside the latest edition of the available books. New issues of journals will be added to the collections as soon as they are available, to ensure that this important resource remains up-to-date.

Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Global Markets, gave his thoughts on the importance of these collections:

We have been working hard to bring valuable secondary sources of legal information to our clients, and our agreement with Emerald Publishing is a big step in achieving that. With Emerald’s highly respected books and journals, and our global reach, legal researchers around the world will now be able to access these significant collections and enhance their understanding of a wide range of important practice areas.” 

John Eggleton, Head of Commercial Operations at Emerald spoke of the partnership saying, “We are delighted to be working with vLex to bring our fantastic legal content to a wider audience, especially across more practitioner sectors. We are passionate about research being used to make a genuine difference to society, and working with vLex to get information into the hands of those that can make a real difference to people’s lives, will help to do just that.” 


A global collection with AI-powered technology 


Accessing these important collections on vLex services will also enable researchers to take advantage of the world’s largest collection of legal information, with over 120 million documents from more than 130 jurisdictions. This includes case law, legislation, dockets, statutes, regulations, journals, books, legal news, blogs and more.

Users will be able to navigate this vast collection with advanced search and analysis features, including the AI-powered assistant Vincent which conducts human-like searching at machine speed. Additional insights can be drawn with Intuitive visualisation tools such as the Precedent Map, which displays the relationships between cases.


Learn more about these new collections


To learn more about these significant collections of books and journals, register your interest.


About vLex


vLex provides access to a comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 20 years ago, vLex provides a first-class and comprehensive service for thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world. vLex acquired Justis Publishing in March 2019, and have integrated their content and features into the flagship vLex Justis platform.

Their team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts continually strive to deliver up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

For enquiries, please contact press@vlex.com


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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