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06.08.2022 | Member News & Releases

Edward Elgar Publishing Renews Longstanding Relationship with KGL PubFactory, Launches Upgraded Site

June 8, 2022 – KGL PubFactory, a division of KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL), is pleased to announce that Edward Elgar Publishing has extended its longstanding hosting relationship, which started in 2011, by another five years. The contract renewal is marked by the launch of an upgraded Elgar portal, using the latest version and enhancements of the PubFactory platform.

Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading independent academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields. It publishes 500 book and journal titles annually and has successfully created a prestigious list of over 10,000 titles.

Over the course of the 11 year-long relationship with PubFactory, Elgar has doubled the number of books and more than doubled the number of journals it publishes on www.elgaronline.com, while expanding its offering by launching a range of new sites in new geographical areas and across different disciplines.

The company has also added IntelWorks, the PubFactory platform’s reporting and analytics integration, which will provide the publisher with a range of usage trends to help it make informed editorial and business decisions, in addition to maintaining COUNTER compliance.

Tim Williams, Managing Director at Edward Elgar Publishing, commented: “We are delighted to renew our valued relationship with KGL PubFactory. Elgar and PubFactory have grown together over the last decade which has seen us double our publication output, launch a specialized site in China, and introduce our successful Advanced Introductions book series. It was high time to take advantage of the platform’s latest features, especially new functionality to support our ambitious Open Access publishing plans and the business intelligence module that will enable us to analyze and maintain our momentum in the market.”

José Fossi, VP of Client Services for KGL PubFactory added: “Edward Elgar Publishing is one of our most loyal and pioneering customers that integrated both books and journals on a single delivery platform before many other publishers. We are thrilled to expand the relationship and help steer Elgar into its next period of impressive growth.”

KGL’s end-to-end proposition for scholarly publishers includes business consulting, editorial solutions, AI-powered language analysis and copyediting, XML composition and proofing, digital and print production, and online hosting. The PubFactory platform hosts over 1,300 journals and 300,000 books, numerous databases, and reference works.


About Edward Elgar Publishing Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading independent academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields. We publish 500 book and journal titles annually and have successfully created a prestigious list of over 10,000 titles. The company was founded by our current Chairman, Edward Elgar, as an international scholarly press and remains an independent family business. With offices in the UK and the US, we maintain a global author base and focus on topics of global interest. Elgar titles are, on average, some of the most highly cited books in their respective subject fields. For more information, please visit www.e-elgar.com.

About KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) is the premier industry provider of editorial, peer review, production, management consulting, online hosting, and transformative solutions for every stage of the content lifecycle. KGL serves the journal, educational publishing, and eLearning markets from content creation through distribution of print and digital products. A division of CJK Group, Inc., KGL unites the content and technology expertise of Cenveo Publisher Services and Cenveo Learning with Sheridan Journal Services, Sheridan PubFactory and now KWF Consulting and KWF Editorial. The combined company brings over 200 years of experience serving the publishing market and is powered by state-of-the-art, intelligent automated solutions and delivery platforms including Smart Suite and PubFactory. For more information, please visit www.kwglobal.com.

Contact Mike Groth, Director of Marketing, KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd., mike.groth@kwglobal.com

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