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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.

500,000
researchers in over 130 countries
30m
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.

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What makes us proud

Being acknowledged by our industry for the positive work we are doing is really rewarding. Our innovative approach to publishing and commitment to diversity secured us these latest award wins:

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Awards Winners

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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Author: Ka Ho Mok, Chair Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong To understand how citizens in China assess their local governments’ crisis…

22nd April 2020

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The new acquisition complements Emerald’s existing portfolio of journals in Property Management and Built Environment by expanding our coverage in…

15th April 2020

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A Q&A with Emerald Open Research author David Ness We wanted to find out more about how Adjunct Professor David Ness of School of Natural and…

15th April 2020

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Author: Melissa Villarreal, Department of Sociology & Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder; Bill Anderson Fund Fellow The Bill…

15th April 2020

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Author: Dr Jo Edwards, Director, Lucidity Solutions Ltd Back in January, I wrote a guide to being productive. Top tips included not working nine-to-…

15th April 2020

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By Professor Lene Fossolette- Jönköping University, Professor Colette Henry- Dundalk Insitute of Technology & Professor Kate Lewis- Manchester…

15th April 2020

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The rise of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) was seen at the beginning as an opportunity for freedom of information, and to level up…

15th April 2020

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Emerald Publishing has announced that it will offer a grant of £10,000 to the University of Lincoln to conduct an interdisciplinary research project…

15th April 2020

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Author: Yellow Brick Consulting As Transition and Activation Planning project managers, we have encountered many different project crises over the…

6th April 2020

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Authors: Professor James Treadwell, Professor in Criminology at Staffordshire University Dr Adam Lynes, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham…

3rd April 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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