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Research that makes a difference

We publish social science research that tackles key societal challenges related to technology, business and people. Featured research is created by academics who are collaborating across disciplines, and with industry and government, to make a difference to policy, practice and the public.

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Break the cycle – quality education

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue of global literacy rates and speaking to experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

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The power of diverse voices

Read our fascinating global inclusivity report, and get access to thought-provoking articles and free research content. 

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The future of work

The future of work is a key contemporary area of debate both in business and management research, but also in wider social, political and economic discourse.

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#BlackLivesMatter – beyond the hashtag

Black lives matter (BLM) is a global activist movement that campaigns against racism, discrimination and violence towards black people.

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We have brought together a number of research resources related to the coronavirus group of viruses, and epidemics more broadly, which will be freely available throughout this public health emergency. 

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Kindness Matters

Kindness matters

At a time when the future is uncertain and we can feel disconnected, the smallest act can have the biggest effect... Kindness matters.

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Al Tharwa Al Naema: Towards women’s leadership development

A recent study by Dr Rania Sawalhi, Mr Ghaith Hawari, and Dr Maen Altengi identified the needs of women in education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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COVID-19: we're here to help

We are living in a difficult and uncertain time around the world, as we face the spread of COVID-19. I’m writing to let you know what we’re doing at Emerald to keep our customers, colleagues and communities safe and supported as much as we can.

The physical and mental health and well-being of everyone is our top priority, as we aim to operate as normally as possible.

Although our physical offices may be closed for now, we are very much open. Now, more than ever, people need quick and easy online access to the information we publish on Emerald Insight and the opportunities to share their research. We are a digital-first, open publisher and will continue to be available for you throughout this public health crisis.

What we do

Emerald Publishing is one of the world's leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference.

We're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Challenging conventional thinking

We equip decision-makers to make smarter choices

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Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year award 2019

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In a changing world research is a fundamental part of informing decision making and empowering real change. At Emerald we're all guided by one thing which is to find and share research which challenges, disrupts and changes the world - little by little - for the better

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Real Impact Awards 2020

The Real Impact Awards give you the opportunity to shine a light on the difference you are making through your research.

Whether you are an individual or team/institution, demonstrating the different ways of thinking – while bringing people together to discover, curate and put into practice research that really matters – is not only important for everyone to see but could also inspire others to want to do more, too.

Submissions close 27th November 2020.

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Emerald Publishing has joined the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), a cross-publisher initiative whereby scholarly publishers open the abstracts…

24th November 2020

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This project was the winner of the first Emerald Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award. The project, aligned specifically to the UN SDG Goal 5 on…

26th October 2020

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Emerald Publishing is delighted to be a founding signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Publishers Compact, which is…

13th October 2020

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In a further move towards more equitable publishing practices, Emerald Publishing has launched an author name change policy that gives authors the…

1st October 2020

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Emerald Publishing is delighted and humbled to have won Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year at the…

23rd September 2020

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Author: Johanna L. H. Birkland, Assistant Professor of Communication, Bridgewater College. For a truly technologically ‘inclusive’ society,…

23rd September 2020

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Emerald Publishing, like many other businesses, has been coming to terms with the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, our communities and our…

22nd September 2020

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In celebration of its 50th Anniversary the national body for marketing in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), has launched a peer…

17th September 2020

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Author: Richard Hornik, East-West Center in Honolulu, USA, @RHornik The death in August of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui elicited many well-…

2nd September 2020

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Dr Anton Lewis, Associate Professor of Accounting at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is interviewed by Emerald editor Rebecca Torr about the…

14th July 2020

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