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About us

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

 

 

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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 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...

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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. 

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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.

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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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downloads per year
109m
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.'

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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.

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Inspiring Voices

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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Balance for better – Gender equality

Join us in raising the voice of women in academia.

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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

Blog

Why your words could be shutting readers out – and what to do about it. Katie-Rose Comery from The Writer talks about accessible writing for all…

14th October 2020

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News

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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16 – 20 November 2020 EAUC's Global Climate Conference in Education, taking place on 16th – 20th November, aims to bring together leading academics,…

3rd 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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Interview

Found in more and more workplaces, mental health first aiders are ordinary members of staff who have been trained to spot the signs of mental illness…

29th September 2020

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Disillusioned by his experiences in Silicon Valley, Mark Karake, decided to throw away his financial stability and burgeoning career in order to…

24th September 2020

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News

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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Author: Sapna A. Narula, Professor & Dean, School of Management Studies, Nalanda University, India Teaching sustainability and CSR always came…

17th September 2020

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People are our best asset and we are always looking for fresh talent to join the Emerald family. Be sure to check out our latest opportunities and become part of everything we have to offer. 

 

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