Timeline wall

About us

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



Adults and children clearing up a beach

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

Shaking hands with award

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...

Chairs in a boardroom

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. 

News room

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.

Hello in different languages

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.

researchers in over 130 countries
downloads per year
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.

Award winning

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:

Our awards

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.

Are you change ready?

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.

View initiative
Children writing on blackboard

Break the cycle – Quality education

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

View initiative
Woman lecturing a class

Balance for better – Gender equality

Join us in raising the voice of women in academia.

View initiative
Butterfly flying through a field

Are you change ready?

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 The combination of outdated and prescriptive academic systems, make change difficult.

View initiative

Blogs, events & news


Author: Dr. Emma Stone Ensuring quality education for all is a vital tool in the fight to eradicate poverty. We know this from the everyday…

13th August 2020

Click here

Author: Leslie Villegas So, you’ve decided to write a policy brief, now what? Policy briefs are a great way to use research as a call to action, but…

12th August 2020

Click here

Emerald’s Associate Publisher Sanna Zahoor talks to Goof Buijs – Manager at UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education – as he highlights the…

6th August 2020

Click here

Author: Johnny D. Jones, EdD, PhD Historically Black Colleges and Universities play an important role in US higher education, and make a significant…

5th August 2020

Click here

Authors: Dr. Leon Prieto and Dr. Simone Phipps The killing of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Breona Taylor, Eric Garner, and many other black men and…

29th July 2020

Click here

Author: Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi, PhD, CMA, SFHEA, FRSA, FAIA (Acad), CMBE Businesses around the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis,…

29th July 2020

Click here

Join our live Twitter discussion Friday 31 July, 6-7pm (British Summer Time) Current global disruptions have led to unprecedented change within…

27th July 2020

Click here

Author: Maria Gintova-Ryerson University, Canada Bridging the gap between academia and practice has been a matter of many discussions, both within…

23rd July 2020

Click here

Dr Anton Lewis, Associate Professor of Accounting at Valparaiso University in Indiana, is interviewed by Emerald editor Rebecca Torr about the…

14th July 2020

Click here
Press Release

Berlin, July, 2020 ScienceOpen and Emerald Group Publishing have worked together to create three new collections of Emerald publications that support…

13th July 2020

Click here

Get started on your new career!

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. 


Let's get going