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Research that makes a difference

We publish mission led social science research that tackles key societal challenges aligned with the UN SDGs. In doing so we work with academics who collaborate across disciplines & countries, and with industry and government, to publish research that influences thinking, changes policies, and positively makes a difference to lives beyond the walls of academia.

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Inspiring inclusion

For International Women’s Day 2024, we will be showing our support, helping to forge a better, more inclusive world for women, as well as encouraging our communities to invest in women.


International Literacy Day

We believe literacy is a human right. We’re committed to sharing knowledge that can spark ideas for transforming literacy spaces so that everyone, regardless of their location, has the opportunity to learn literacy skills.

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Are you in?

Now more than ever, we need research to help solve some of the greatest challenges of our times. Let's work together to make real change happen; pledge your support.

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Time for change report

Our third global academic culture survey gathered views on change during July and August 2021; more than 2,000 academics, librarians and students within Emerald’s literati community participated.


Break the norm

Social and economic inequalities are widening due to COVID-19. To build a fairer and more equitable world we need to tackle these disparities, and bring together thinking across disciplines and sectors to solve real world challenges.

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Closing the impact gap

Discover the views of 1,500 academics on the future of research outputs in our global report. We look at how research outputs might develop in the future to advance accessibility, learning and real-world impact.

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Emerald listed in the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024

Emerald Publishing is recognised as one of only 50 businesses that made this year's Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality list.

Being listed in the Times Top 50 is a clear indication that an organisation is committed to gender equality in the workplace and believes it is on a continuous improvement journey, learning year-on-year, and maintaining or improving its gender equality policies and activities through good measurement and management.

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Emerald Publishing Ltd acquires ICE Publishing portfolio

Following an extensive strategic review of its business, Thomas Telford Limited (TTL), the commercial arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has today sold the majority of TTL’s book catalogue (excluding the NEC Guides) and all journal titles and related publishing assets to Emerald Publishing Limited. 

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Through a range of collection and access models, you can choose how you access our content.


We have collection and access models to suit your content needs and budget. Get access for your organisation, find out about our flexible access options or buy individual print and digital books.

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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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

Vicky Williams - CEO, Emerald Publishing

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Publishers condemn invasion of Ukraine by Russia.


How can we make editorial boards more diverse?

'The bottom line – most editorial boards, including our own, aren’t diverse enough. There aren’t necessarily any quick fixes that will make editorial boards more diverse, but we must move forward regardless and mostly through less talk and more action.'

Sally Wilson, VP Publishing at Emerald, shares the steps we are taking to break biases on editorial boards.

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Emerald Publishing shortlisted for the IPG’s Alison Morrison Diversity Award 2023

We are delighted to announce that Emerald Publishing has been shortlisted for the 2023 Independent Publishing Awards, Alison Morrison Diversity and…

24th February 2023

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Emerald Publishing’s stance on AI tools and authorship

Emerald sets out its approach to AI tools, following the release of ChatGPT and concerns that individuals or groups may try to pass off AI-…

22nd February 2023

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UPDATE: Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN's SDGs

In May 2022, Emerald Publishing announced it had partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection. We…

15th February 2023

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Emerald Group shortlisted for 2022 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards

Emerald Group has been announced as a finalist in the Best Support for Remote Workers category for the 2022 Great British Workplace Wellbeing…

21st November 2022

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Emerald announces its 2022 academic culture findings

Emerald’s Time for Change survey of more than 1,400 academics from around the globe explores the challenges within academic culture and gauges…

3rd November 2022

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Emerald launches its 2022 Global Inclusivity Report

Emerald Publishing has launched its second global inclusivity report to understand academic perceptions and experiences of inclusion.

4th October 2022

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Emerald Group awarded Flexible Working Industry Award 2022

Emerald Group has been awarded 2nd place in the media category for the Flexible Working Industry Awards 2022.

27th September 2022

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Emerald Group becomes a Flexa accredited employer

Emerald Group has been accredited as a flexible employer by Flexa, a global company which benchmarks organisations' flexibility against its…

14th September 2022

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17 Books: Webinar series launches to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in dialogue with youth voices

Dr. Wendy M. Purcell, Harvard University and Brighton Kaoma, United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth have together…

12th September 2022

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Emerald announces winners of its 29th annual Literati Awards for Excellence

For more than 25 years, Emerald Publishing has rewarded outstanding and impactful contributions to scholarly research through its prestigious…

7th September 2022

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