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Seeds of change

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Juliet Harrison:
Head of Business, Management and Economics Publishing

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Your research today solves the sustainability problems of tomorrow…

Let Emerald help you to plant the seeds of change and support you on your real impact journey. To find out more about our open access platform – Emerald Open Research – get in touch today! #seedsofchange

Emerald Open Research

Emerald Open Research is a new and original way to publish a range of research outputs, from original research articles to case studies and data notes. The Sustainable Food Systems gateway aims to address scientific, sociological, political and economic challenges around sustainable food systems to offer solutions for development and to drive change. The gateway welcomes research that address the following areas of sustainable food systems:

  • Food systems and resilience
  • Sustainable production
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Governance in the food system

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If you are interested in submitting to the Sustainable Food Systems gateway or browsing the research, please click on the image above.

Professor Bob Doherty

Researcher, practitioner, policy-maker – all for sustainable and responsible food systems, all facing varied challenges. Where do they overlap and how can we solve them together? Professor Bob Doherty talks to Juliet Harrison about the challenges facing sustainable food production.

In the community…

N8 Agrifood Conference

In October, Emerald attended the N8 AgriFood Conference in York to find out about tackling the global challenges of sustainable food production, resilient supply chains and improving nutrition and public health through collaborative approaches to research and lobbying.

Emerald was delighted to sponsor the prize for the best conference poster. The winner was Nadine Luc for her poster “Community Projects Using Surplus Food For Well-Being”. The prize was a APC waiver for the Sustainable Food Systems gateway.

Find out more about the conference...

Blog: plastic pollution

Humankind’s continuous reliance on bottled water over the past 30 years has become a major global issue, as discarded plastic blights on our environment. Reducing the amount of water consumed is imperative, but to do so, there needs to be an understanding of why people use bottled water and how to change ingrained cultures.

Read more in our blog...

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Get involved

Image: Juliet Harrison.We’re looking to build on the amount of meaningful research we publish in the field of sustainable food systems and would love to hear more about your current research in the area.

As well as Emerald Open Research – our open access programme – we have a number of routes to publication, including journals, books and cases.

Get in touch with publisher Juliet Harrison (details above) to discuss further.

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Hear from Bob Doherty about his experience of publishing on Emerald Open Research

Question 1

In terms of the definition of sustainable food systems, why has this become such and important 'mission' for our time?

Question 2

What challenges are being faced by researchers in the field of sustainable food systems and industry around the world?

Question 3

To what extent is your research driven by addressing a specific problem and finding a solution? How do you identify the problem?

Question 4

Are you starting to see a change in the way that research is funded? Are there expectations from funders around where research gets published?

Question 5

Can you briefly summarise why you were interested in being involved with the Sustainable Food Sytems gateway?

Question 6

How did you find the process of open peer review?