About us

Championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business for more than 50 years.

 

 

Our stance

Whether it’s the future of research assessment, open access or finding new ways make research be more accessible & discoverable, we want to influence positive change

Our awards

Celebrate the research community’s commitment to impact with our awards for interdisciplinary research, outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers, case writing competitions, and much more...

Our leadership team

Many of us have worked in academic publishing for decades, but we also have backgrounds in communications, retail and finance. Read our leadership team biographies and get to know us. 

Blogs, events & news

We believe everyone can make a real impact – join our blogs or visit us at one of the many industry wide events we attend worldwide.

Policies and information

Read our policies and statements.

Who we are

Emerald Publishing is one of the world's leading digital first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference. We work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change. We are a family business passionate about people and doing things differently.

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researchers in over 130 countries
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visitors worldwide

What makes us different

For over 50 years, championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business. Our goal is to help those in academia or people in practice work together to make a positive change in the real world.

While our roots are in publishing, we recognise our audiences need unique support, guidance and resources. The world of academia is under increasing pressure and expectation, and the traditional markers of influence such as citations are limited. Our role is to help challenge conventional ways of thinking, bringing people together to discover, curate and put into practice research that really matters.

How do we do this?

We don’t hide behind slogans or preach empty sentiment – we focus on meaningful, small steps that come together to create something powerful. Our author services help researchers to tell their story in a more meaningful way, exciting new formats bring research to life in our journals, cases studies and award-winning books, and new innovative platforms help disseminate research more widely. We support openness and transparency, and our drive for quality, instils trust and confidence.  

Our family values and independence fuel our passion for making a difference and bringing people together to create real impact in the real world. Because to us that’s how real change starts – one idea, one connection, one informed decision at a time.

Find out about our stance

We’re only going to be limited by our imagination. The great thing is that Emerald is a strong, principled business willing to lead positive change. A great model of family ownership, motivated by a deep-rooted desire to do the right thing by our communities, gives us freedom to move and experiment.

What makes us proud

Being acknowledged by our industry for the positive work we are doing is really rewarding.

We are particularly proud to have been named this year’s IPA ‘Independent Publisher of the Year, with the judges commenting 'There’s a great energy about Emerald, and you get a really good sense of what they want to achieve and how. They are a company that could be resting on its successes and set in its ways, but instead is screaming innovation, creativity and vision.'

Emerald awards

Emerald awards

Celebrate the research community’s commitment to impact with our awards for interdisciplinary research, outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers, case writing competitions, and much more...

We address global challenges

We are passionate about leading change and aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We strive to go further by addressing the challenges facing society today and bringing communities together to share knowledge and foster debate.

Are you change ready?

Inspiring Voices - Gender Equality

In 2019, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to senior leaders in academia about bettering the balance for women.

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Break the cycle – Quality education

UNESCO’s International Literacy Day is raising awareness globally on the issues surrounding childhood and adult literacy.

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Are you change ready?

Achieving real change in research is hard, complex work. The combination of outdated and prescriptive academic systems, make change difficult.

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Blogs, events & news

Opinion and Blog

Anti-racism and community colleges: best practices for inclusion, social justice, and liberation

In what ways can community colleges represent regional developments of anti-racism, inclusion, social justice, and liberation? Find out with anti-…

29th November 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Greenwashing – an opportunity for us to identify what is needed to bring the smaller firms on board?

There has been much unhappiness, in writing and other forms of communication, towards the practice of greenwashing. Perhaps, we ought to take a…

25th November 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Is CSR greenwashing?

The mandatory CSR approach has given a lot of momentum to strategic CSR in India. What measures would enable companies to reap the maximum benefit?…

25th November 2021

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News and Press Releases

INORMS Research Evaluation Group releases guide to SCOPE framework for responsible research evaluation

The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Group (REG) has today released an 18-page guide to their…

22nd November 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Creating a more equitable learning experience through a block & blend pedagogy

As Universities consider their place as educators in the wake of the pandemic we all work to reimagine provision, reflect on the impact of the…

18th November 2021

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News and Press Releases

scite signs indexing agreement with Emerald Publishing

scite, an award-winning research tool that helps researchers and students discover and understand research, has signed an indexing agreement with…

5th November 2021

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News and Press Releases

Emerald acquires the Journal of Accounting Literature

Emerald is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Journal of Accounting Literature (JAL). The journal was established in 1982 at the University…

5th November 2021

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News and Press Releases

Emerald removes brand association with Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Emerald has today taken the decision to remove our brand association with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Headingley Stadium.

3rd November 2021

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Opinion and Blog

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international higher education: critical reflections

Read some critical reflections from Professor Mok, on the impact that COVID-19 has had on higher education.

27th October 2021

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News and Press Releases

Emerald is sad to announce the passing of Professor Mohamed Zairi

Professor Mohamed Zairi was one of Emerald’s first Editors in Chief, and we have enjoyed his wisdom, warmth and humility over the many years he has…

25th October 2021

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