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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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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

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Emerald has been publishing case studies since 2014 and is continuing to grow a diverse portfolio of teaching cases to support experiential learning…

6th July 2020

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Emerald Publishing and Research4Life announced today, that Emerald has joined the Research4Life partnership which gives the publisher the opportunity…

3rd July 2020

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We're calling for more diverse voices to be included and heard in order to tackle real-world challenges.

1st July 2020

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Author: Dr. Julia Ivy is a strategy and international business executive professor and faculty director for the MS in International Business at…

1st July 2020

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Author: Organisational expert Karen Jaw-Madson is principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience and author of the Emerald title Culture Your Culture:…

1st July 2020

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Authors: Leslie Villegas and Nasar Meer COVID-19 has brought the global movement of people to a halt as individual states and whole regional blocs…

29th June 2020

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Authors: Axel Klein, Global Drug Observatory, Swansea UniversityBlaine Stothard, Independent Consultant June 26 marks two major events in the drug…

26th June 2020

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The two companies are delighted to announce the winners who stood out from the crowd of incredibly high calibre entries. Now in its eleventh year,…

26th June 2020

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Author: Kathryn Pierce Kathryn Pierce is Founder of Somewhere, a new LGBTQ+ social enterprise, co-authoring LGBTQI+ Entrepreneurs: It’s Everybody’s…

24th June 2020

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As we celebrate our 50th piece of content being published on Emerald Open Research, we wanted to use this time to reflect on our journey since…

22nd June 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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