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Emerald Selects Scholarone's Manuscript Central for Online Peer Review

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK, February 2, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that Emerald, a leading publisher of academic and professional literature in management, library services and engineering, has selected ScholarOne's Manuscript Centralâ„¢ as its online peer review system.

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Emerald to the Manuscript Central user community," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Scientific. "A partnership between Emerald, the world's leading publisher of management journals and databases, and ScholarOne, the industry leader in scholarly publishing, is a natural fit. We are both dedicated to servicing the publishing needs of authors and editors."

"Emerald prides itself as being a publisher that offers an excellent service to its authors and editors," said Rebecca Marsh, Emerald's director of editorial and production. "Therefore, we are delighted to sign an agreement with ScholarOne to provide an efficient online submission and peer review system through Manuscript Central."

Manuscript Central offers a number of features to address scholarly publishers' needs, enabling users to submit, review, annotate and format technical manuscripts in innovative ways. In addition, the recent acquisition of ScholarOne by Thomson Scientific gives authors and publishers access to additional expertise in information and tools that span the entire research process.

"Thomson Scientific is launching a Manuscript Management Toolset that integrates elements of Manuscript Central with Web of Science(R) and EndNote(R)," added MacGregor. "Publishers such as Emerald will soon be able to offer journals these tools which will enable authors to create their manuscripts in EndNote and then use Manuscript Central to easily submit them for review."

About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development - from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

About ScholarOne, Inc.
ScholarOne, Inc. ( provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. Its Web-based applications enable publishers to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication processes more efficiently, increasing their profile among authors, decreasing time-to-market for critical scientific data, and lowering infrastructure costs. The Manuscript Central user base has grown to 5 million registered users worldwide.

The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies, university presses, government agencies, and the world's leading commercial publishers. The company employs 75 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia, headquarters and in Washington, D.C.; Boston; London; and Bielefeld, Germany.

About Emerald
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited ( is the world's leading publisher of management journals and databases.

Emerald celebrates 40 years of publishing excellence in 2007. Consistently ranked at 98% in customer satisfaction surveys, Emerald was voted "Best Customer Support" by readers of The Charleston Advisor. Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code of practice for reports that allow clients to measure usage of online information products and services in a consistent manner.

Emerald publishes over 170 peer-reviewed titles such as Management Decision, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Documentation, Library Hi-Tech, Journal of Knowledge Management, Industrial Management and Data Systems and The TQM Magazine, along with a core collection of library and information science journals. The Emerald online collection of journals, abstracts and resources, Emerald Management Xtra, is designed for business schools and management departments worldwide. For managers in corporate and public organizations, Emerald Management First provides fast and friendly access to applied research, ideas, insights and interviews from the world's best management thinkers.


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