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Our impact

We launched Real Impact to help our research communities see the impact of their work. Read more about our manifesto for change and how we demonstrate our commitment to impact through our research, products and our Real Impact Awards.

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Real Impact

Research that has real world impact goes beyond citation counts and makes a difference. It’s about communities joining together to find solutions that result in positive change. We refer to impact as the provable effects of research in the real world. We appreciate it’s not always easy for academics and researchers to see the impact of their work. That’s why we’ve launched ‘Real Impact’ to aid the cause and call on research communities to come together and break down barriers. 

Committed to creating real impact

Sustainable Development Goals

We publish research that challenges conventional thinking and delivers real impact in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Explore our content in these key areas. 

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Transparent, accessible products

We are committed to offering transparent, accessible products that ensures the right content goes to the right people, at the right time.

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Supporting all forms of open research

We are passionate about supporting all forms of open research and aim to make research more discoverable and accessible to all.

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Impact resources

Demonstrating the real impact of research

We believe our role is to help researchers tell their story in a more meaningful way. Read some examples of the true impact of research in the real world.

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Real Impact Awards

Our Real Impact Awards celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe.

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Real Impact Advisory Board

Implemented in 2018, Emerald’s Impact Advisory Board was established to support the research community and help us play a key role in furthering the impact agenda. The Impact Advisory Board works to bring our communities together and break down the barriers to real-world change.

The Impact Advisory Board includes representatives from all areas of the research community, who contribute their understanding and perspectives to foster diverse and varying discussions on the impact debate.

Real impact blog

We believe everyone can make a real impact – read our blogs or join our conversations and help bring your research to life. Together we can make a difference. 

Opinion and Blog

"If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organisation". So stated Mary Douglas in a sentence so thoroughly abused…

13th July 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Since signing the Compact, we have embedded each of its 10 action points into our strategy and this has helped us underpin our commitments with real…

7th July 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Should universities focus their resources, knowledge and people for world good? Author of The Purpose Driven University, Professor Debbie Haski-…

6th July 2021

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Over 5,000 people with learning disabilities in England have already benefited from Digital Lifeline - a unique partnership project led by Good…

2nd July 2021

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Dr Jaclyn Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore on one of the greatest culture transformation projects undertaken in their…

15th June 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Elodie Gentina (IESEG School of Management, France) discusses the core characteristics of Generation Z.

15th June 2021

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Opinion and Blog

Older people have borne the brunt of deaths from COVID-19, whether in hospital or in care homes and the full scale of related changes will not be…

15th June 2021

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Michael Calnan (University of Kent) and Tom Douglass (University of Ulster) discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the last…

15th June 2021

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William Foley, European University Institute discusses the unequal impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on income, wealth and health, and the…

15th June 2021

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Dr Wendy Chen On the new "In Motion" section of the Management Decision journal, which provides a platform through which management scholars and…

11th June 2021

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We are proud to drive positive change. We aim to deliver real impact. We care about doing the right things to build a better, more sustainable future for all.

Richard Bevan, Emerald Group CEO

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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.

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Our commitment

Being a responsible business is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in taking responsibility and working collaboratively with our partners, communities and colleagues to make a positive impact on a local and global scale. 

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