Are you in?

Let’s advance real impact together by committing to change and focusing on what we can all do to make a difference

Our sector makes an incredible difference to the world, but it’s shrouded in unhelpful traditions, outdated measures of impact and barriers to participation. That’s why since we launched our Real Impact Manifesto in 2018, we’ve been calling out problems in the sector and changing how we work. We’re seeing green shoots of progress, but significant change will require the entire sector to commit and act.

So, here in 2022, we’re relaunching our Real Impact Manifesto and asking you to join us in working towards a fairer, more equitable environment where research can have a real-world impact and those within it can reach their full potential. We outline six commitments where we can work together for change – will you join us?

Pledge your support

Are you in?

Imagine if the entire research community committed to meaningful impact. Really committed, beyond just ‘words’. What difference could it make to our world? Could it end problems like poverty, hunger and inequality at a time when the gaps are widening and the need for action never more important? Yes, we believe it could, and that’s why three years ago we made real impact our goal.

Together with our partners, we are challenging simplistic and outdated approaches to research impact, driving impact literacy and helping our communities overcome barriers to impact. We’re progressing, but our biggest barrier to real impact is one of recognition. And it makes us wonder, does the academy really want change? And if so, how can we help?

We believe publishers are well placed to help the academy break links with old measures of impact and enjoy a fairer, more equitable environment for research to thrive; but we are just one voice

It’s going to take a collective effort to solve the challenges of social science research in a global context and deliver sectoral change.

Tony Roche, Chief Officer, Publishing & Strategic Relationships

Our six commitments

Below are our six commitments that together we must tackle.

Are you in? Pledge your support.

Coming soon

Co-design services that help researchers & research managers develop healthy practice

Coming soon

Build partnerships & networks, both informal & formal, which support researchers

Download a PDF of our manifesto
Number of signatories

*As of 29.09.2022

List of signatories

Thank you to the following individuals and organisations that have already pledged their support to working together to drive change.

For individuals

  • A. K. Mahbubul Hye, Shinawatra University, Thailand
  • Aabid Hussain, Directorate of Information and Public Relations J&K India, India
  • Aamna Anwar, Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus, Pakistan
  • Abdolali Ahmadzahi Torshab, Tarbiate Modares University/ Research and Industrial Group of Zarmacaron, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Abdullah Al Ghurbani, Sana'a University, Yemen
  • Abdullah Kökçam, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Abdullahi Bala Ado, Al-Qalam University Katsina, Nigeria
  • Abu Bakar Sade
  • Achini Shanika Weerasinghe, Massey University Auckland, New Zealand
  • Adijat Adams, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Aditi Srivastava, Noida International University, India
  • Adnane Souffi Moulla, Algiers Nuclear Research Centre, Algeria
  • Adwoa Benewaa Brefo- Manuh, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana
  • Ahmad Nazri Wahidudin, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Rafiki, Universitas Medan Area, Indonesia
  • Ahmed Taha, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi
  • Ahmet Akar, Istanbul technical University, Turkey
  • Aidatu Abubakari, Lakeside University College, Ghana
  • Akuraun Iyortsuun, Federal University Wukari, Faculty of Management Science, Department of Business Administration, Nigeria
  • Alam Asadov, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  • Alejandro Rodriguez, Institute of Salesian Studies, United States
  • Alexei Gloukhovtsev, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
  • Alfredo Serpell, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
  • Ali Kazemi, Kish Azad University, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Ali Rehman, A Sharqiyah University, Oman
  • Aliaa Gamal Mahmoud Mostafa, The Agriculture Research Center, Egypt
  • Alima Dostiyarova, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
  • Alison Anderson, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Amanda Bunn, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Amanda Wynn, United Kingdom
  • Amer Sarfraz, Century Insurance Company Limited, Pakistan
  • Amir Raki, Alliance Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
  • Amy Koerber, Texas Tech University, United States
  • Ana Mae Barbosa, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil
  • Anabela Serrano, Porto Accounting and Business School / Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Andres Bello, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
  • Anne Jolly, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Annie Green, George Washington University, United States
  • Annie Ko, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Anthony Berry, United Kingdom
  • Anton Antonov-Ovseenko, Tver State University, Russian Federation
  • Anubhav Sharma, Aadarniy Consulting and Merch, India
  • Archana Gandhi, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
  • Argentina Soto Maciel, Universidad Anáhuac México, Mexico
  • Arjun R, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  • Artur Parreira, Universidade Santa Úrsula, Brazil
  • Asieh Tabaghdehi, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Asma Salman, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
  • Augustine Adomah-Afari, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Aurelio F. Bariviera, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • Ayman Assem, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  • Babin Dhas D, Loyola College, India
  • Bakar Sade, Putra Business School, Malaysia
  • Bakare Kazeem Kayode, Albukhary International University, Malaysia
  • Balraj R Shree, Venkateshwara Hitech Engineering College, India
  • Basel Hammoda, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Beatriz Cancela, University of Coimbra Faculty of Economics, Portugal
  • Beisi Jia, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • BettyJane Punnett, University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • Bhanudas Bachchhav, All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society's COE pune, India
  • Biatna Dulbert Tampubolon, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia
  • Bidhan Aryal, South Asian University, Nepal
  • Bikash Barua, Prime University, Bangladesh
  • Binoy B V, NIT Calicut, India
  • Bipin Dixit, IIM Trichy, India
  • Bret Richards, Creighton, United States
  • Brian Poole, Majan University College, Oman
  • Buhle Mbambo-Thata, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
  • Cajetan Onyeneke, Imo State University, Nigeria
  • Carmen Lam, Crikx & Co, Hong Kong
  • Carolin Schellhorn, Saint Joseph's University, United States
  • Cary Christian, Georgia Southern University, United States
  • Catherine Kariuki, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cathy Mbidde, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Chahd Nadaf, STEP IT Institute, United Arab Emirates
  • Chaminda Bandara, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Chandana Patra, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, India
  • Chandra Gupta, University of Delhi India, India
  • Chandra Suparno, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Indonesia
  • Chang Xu, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Peoples Republic Of China
  • Chee Hua Chin, University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Chinaza Ironsi, Rauf Denktas University, Cyprus
  • Chris Akalezi, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
  • Chris Akroyd, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Chris Leonard, Cactus Communications, United Kingdom
  • Chris Hewson, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Christina Philippou, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Ciaran Sugrue, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Cinthya Zanuzzi, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Clare Brindley, University of Derby, United Kingdom
  • Cynthia Sunal, The University of Alabama, USA
  • Dafnis Coudounaris, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Dan Knight, Five Star Decisions Institute, United States
  • Dan-Andrei Sitar-Taut, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Darmawan Darmawan, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesia
  • David Brannon, Hotelschool the Hague, Netherlands
  • David Campling, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • David Loseby, UEA/LUBS, United Kingdom
  • Deborah Scott, University of Chester, United Kingdom
  • Deepak Chamola, BIMTECH, India
  • Deepak Halan, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India
  • Dennis Cheek, IESEG School of Management, France
  • Derek Smith, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dhammika Dolawattha, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Dhammika Jayawardena, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Dinesh Shenoy, FLAME University, India
  • Divine Ahadzie, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Dixisset Oratione, Loremipsum, Guernsey
  • Dominic P. Clemence, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
  • Donna-Luisa Eversley, DLE Business Solutions, Trinidad And Tobago
  • Donnie Adams, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr Anjum Parvez, Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, India
  • Dr P A Azeez, Bharathidasan University, India
  • Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Asad, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
  • Dr. Owais Yousuf, Integral University India, India
  • Duru Dominic Okey, [email protected], Nigeria
  • Dwi Nita Aryani, STIE Malangkucecwara, Indonesia
  • Dwijendra Nath Dwivedi, Krakow university of Economics, Poland
  • Ebrahim Heshmati, Univercity, UAE
  • Elvisa Drishti, University of Shkodra, Luigj Gurakuqi, Albania
  • Emma Leifler, Department of pedagogical, curricular and professional studies, Sweden
  • Emma Turner, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Enite Urhefe-Okotie, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria
  • Enyonam Kudonoo, Ashesi University, Ghana
  • Eric Oteng-Abayie, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Ernest Ezeh, Caritas University, Nigeria
  • Essien Akpanuko, University of Uyo, Nigeria
  • Evangelia Tsilika, Independent researcher, Greece

  • Kai Peters, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Kaone Bakokonyane, IDM, Botswana
  • Karen Burnell, Solent University, United Kingdom
  • Karen Laing, Newcastle university, United Kingdom
  • Karuna Anand, GLA University, India
  • Kate Farrow, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Kate Trant, UAL, United Kingdom
  • Keith Jackson, Thomas Jardine & co, United Kingdom
  • Ken Knight, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
  • Kesseven Padachi, University of Technology, Mauritius
  • Kezia Mkwizu, The Open University of Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Khaira Fachrudin, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
  • Khairul Saidah Abas Azmi, Universiti of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Khaled Elnagar, NIS-EGYPT, Egypt
  • Kinjal Jethwani, LJ University, India
  • Kirsten Wahlstrom, UniSA, Australia
  • Kokil Jain, Fortune Institute of International Business, India
  • Konstantinos. M Ntinas, Greek Ministery of Education and Religion Affairs, Greece
  • Koray Altun, Bursa Technical University, Turkey
  • Krishna Kanta Roy, Symbiosis School of Economics, India
  • Lale Aslan, Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University, Turkey
  • Lara Skelly, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Lateef Adeniyi, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • Laura Garry, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Lela Mélon, UPF; ESCI-UPF and msg Global, Spain
  • Linda Chen, University of Idaho, United States
  • Liping Gao, China University of Petroleum (East China), Peoples Republic of China
  • Lizan Calina, DAP Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Philippines
  • Louis Coiffait-Gunn, Publishers Association, United Kingdom
  • Louise O'Boyle, Ulster University, United Kingdom
  • Luca Pirolo, Luiss Business School, Italy
  • Lucy Roper, UCEM, United Kingdom
  • Lukman Raimi, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Lydia Boampong Owusu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • M V A Raju Bahubalendruni, National Institute of Technology Puducherry, India
  • M. Selami AKIN, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
  • Ma. Elizabeth Arteaga, Universidad Espiritu Santo, Ecuador
  • Madhumita Chatterji, ABBS School Of Management, India
  • Mahabubur Rahaman Sumon, Agriculture Training Institute Hathazari, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Mamakase Grace Sello, National University of Lesotho, Lesetho
  • Mamoun Akroush, German Jordanian University, Jordan
  • Manikandan Anandhan, India
  • Manu Dube, Yeditepe University, Turkey
  • Marcelo Santos, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  • Marco Bertelli, Fondazione San Sebastiano della Misericordia di Firenze, Italy
  • Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
  • Maria Elisabete Neves, Politécnico de Coimbra- Coimbra Business School|ISCAC, Portugal
  • Maria Giuseppina Bruna, Ipag business school (Towards an Inclusive Company Chair), France
  • Marissa Kaloga, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Mark Rosenbaum, Hawaii Pacific University, College of Business, United States
  • Martin Lockett, Nottingham University Business School China, Peoples Republic of China
  • Matevz (Matt) Raskovic, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Matilda Maseno, Tangaza University College, Kenya
  • Md Shamimul Hasan, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Mehrajunnisa Mehrajunnisa, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Mehrez Chaher, Université de Tunis, Tunisia
  • Menna Khalil, El-Minya, Egypt
  • Mias De Klerk, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
  • Michael Briguglio, University of Malta, Malta
  • Michael Pompeia, SME Mauritius Observatory, Mauritius
  • Michail Toanoglou, Jeonju University, Republic of Korea
  • Milton Borsato, Federal University of Technology - Parana (UTFPR), Brazil
  • Mohamed H. Zakaria, Kafr El-Sheikh University, Egypt
  • Mohammad Abuamsha, Palestine Technical University, State of Palestine
  • Mohammed Elzahaby, Faculty of Commerce, Damanhour University, Egypt
  • Mohammed Mardy, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Iraq
  • Mohit Garg, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Mojtaba Kaffashan Kakhki, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Monika Agrawal, G D Goenka University, India
  • Monsurat Ayojimi Salami, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Morteza Charkhabi, HSE, Russian Federation
  • Moses Nanyun Nankpan, Doctoral student, Ghana
  • Muhammad Ali Asadullah, Air University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Bari, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hamdi, Ahmad Dahlan University, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Saleem Korejo, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
  • Muluneh Legesse Edamo, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
  • Nabil Mohareb, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nadia Omelchenko, Busines school IMI-Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Naida Culshaw, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Nariman Eskandar, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
  • Nathalie Drouin, UQAM, Canada
  • Neeraj Pandey, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India
  • Ng Keith Yong Ngee, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Nick Fox, Emerald Group, United Kingdom
  • Nicola Pless, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Nicola Yuill, ACoRNS, Psychology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Nidhi Mathur, Jaipuria institute of management, India
  • Nongiba Kheni, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Ghana
  • Noor Raihani Zainol, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Noorminshah Iahad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Norshila Shaifuddin, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
  • Oladipo Olaore, Karabuk University, Turkey
  • Olawale Ismail, NAERL Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Oleg Afanasiev, Russian State University of Tourism and Service, Russian Federation
  • Olusegun Akinwale, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oluyinka Ojedokun, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria
  • Omar Habimana, Woven cement bags line making, Rwanda
  • Omer Cayirli, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey
  • Oscar Robayo, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

  • Ujjal Mukherjee, CMS B School, India
  • Umer Yousuf Parray, University of Kashmir, India
  • Urvashi Kaushal, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India
  • Valerie Grace Derbyshire, University of Derby, United Kingdom
  • Valery Gordin, Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
  • Vanda Rogovska, Slovakia
  • Vickie Cox Edmondson, Tuskegee University, United States
  • Victor Sower, Sam Houston State University, United States
  • Vijay Kothari, Institute of Science, Nirma University, India
  • Vijay Mishra, Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Vijayaraja Kengaiah, KCG College of Technology Chennai, India
  • Viktoriia Redko, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Ukraine
  • Vincent Blackburn, Semetrica, Australia
  • Vinod Chandra Menon, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
  • Vladimir Moskovkin, Belgorod State University, Russian Federation
  • Waed Ensour, The Hashemite university, Jordan
  • Wendi Beamish, Griffith University, Australia
  • Wendy Flores-Fuentes, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico
  • Wubishet Jekale Mengesha, Addis Ababa Universiy, Ethiopia
  • Yao Chun Tsao, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan
  • Yaroslav Nikolov, Bulgaria
  • Yasir Hayat Mughal, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
  • Yasmine YahiaMarzouk, Harbin Institute of Technology, Egypt
  • Yeo May, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (upgraded to TAR Uni of Management and Technology), Malaysia
  • Zakaria Boulanouar, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Zakir Shaikh, BTI, Ministry of Education, Bahrain
  • Zameer Gulzar, SR University, India
  • Zana Khan, Health Care - NHS, United Kingdom
  • Zara Tahir, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Zarina Isnin, INSTECH Premier Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Zhang Heng, Harbin engineering university, Peoples Republic of China
  • Zhonghe Wu, National University, United States
  • Zombor Berezvai, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Zulaikha Breyel, Veritas University College, Malaysia

  • Fahimeh Esnaasharan, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Fahmida Laghari, Xijing University, Peoples Republic of China
  • Faith Welch, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Faria Zafar, Think Simple Today, India
  • Fateh Krim, University of Sétif1, Algeria
  • Fatima Al Husseiny, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
  • Fatimah De'nan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Fawzia Mohammed, Near East University, Turkey
  • Femi Oladele, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria
  • Fotios Chatzitheodoridis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Francesco  Guinta, University of Florence, Italy
  • G. Michael Stathis, Southern Utah University, United States
  • Gabriel Adegoke, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Gaurav Mittal, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College Mumbai Maharashtra India, India
  • Gertrudes Guerreiro, University of Evora, Portugal
  • Gholamreza Dehdasht, School of civil engineering, faculty of engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
  • Giovanni Peira, University of Turin, Italy
  • Giuseppe Notarstefano, LUMSA, Italy
  • Gladys Marques, UNISO, Brazil
  • Glenn Hardaker, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Gobinathan Manickam, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia
  • Godfrey Bwalya, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Godwin Akrong, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Ghana
  • Guido Castro-Ríos, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
  • Guido Saccone, Italian Aerospace Research Centre – CIRA, Italy
  • Guilherme Frederico, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Brazil
  • Guilherme Pires, University of Newcastle, Business School, Australia
  • Hadji Tarek, Ziane Achour University of Djelfa, Algeria
  • Hajrija Mujovic, Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade, Serbia
  • Halima Begum, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Hamed Taherdoost, Hamta Business Corporation, Canada
  • Hamida Skandrani, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Hamidreza Khodayari, Tarbiat modares university, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Hamit CAN, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Hasaranga Jayathilake, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Haseeb Irfanullah, Independent Consultant, Bangladesh
  • Henri Berliocchi, France
  • Henrique Muzzio, UFPE, Brazil
  • Ho Kwang Yow, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Hodjat Shakiba, Tehran University, Islamic Republic Of Iran
  • Hoshiar Mal, FLAME University, Pune, India
  • Houng Chien Tan, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia
  • Ian Phau, Curtin University, Australia
  • Iciar Elexpuru, University of Deusto, Spain
  • Ifeoma Ihegboro, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Ifeoma Ihegboro, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Ihor Katernyak, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, UDL system, Ukraine
  • Imane El Ouizgani, Ibn ZOhr University, faculty of economics, Morocco
  • Indrani Lahiri, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
  • Indri Ishanders, BANK BNI, Indonesia
  • Innocent Osuizugbo, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria
  • Intan Salwani Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Irina Neganova, Hanken School of Economics, Malta
  • Iris Humala, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Jacob Nunoo, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Jamel Chafra, Bilkent University, Turkey
  • James Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom
  • Jan Rajlich, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Jana Prodanova, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Republic of Macedonia
  • Jane Chang, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
  • Janet Kimeto, University of Kabianga, Kenya
  • Jayakrishnan S, SDM Institute for Management Development, India
  • Jeff Hearn, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • Jehan Zeb, City of Topeka, United States
  • Jerry Davis, University of Michigan, United States
  • Jessie Manuta, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Philippines
  • Jhanghiz Syahrivar, President University, Indonesia
  • Joan C. Micó, Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia, Spain
  • Joaquim Jorge Soares, Mittuniversitet, Sweden
  • Joaquim Mendes, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Joather Alwali, USM, United Arab Emirates
  • Johanna Gummerus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • John Garcia, California Lutheran University, United States
  • John Oliver, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Jorge Wise, CETYS Universidad, Mexico
  • Josephine Vaughan, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Juan C. Leiva, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • Julie Bayley, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Julie Hoff Sørensen, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Justyna Bugaj, WSB University, Poland

  • Paschalis Arvanitidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Pathloth Omkar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, India
  • Patrick Humphreys, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Paul Anthony Notorio, De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, Philippines
  • Paul Buhenga Masiko, Uganda Management Institute, Uganda
  • Paul Gadi, Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, Nigeria
  • Paul Kwakwa, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  • Pete Henly, UKRI, United Kingdom
  • Peter Sebina, University of Botswana, Botswana
  • Philip Mirvis, Babson Institute for Social Innovation, United States
  • Phung Tuan, Ton Duc Thang University, Viet Nam
  • Piero Formica, Maynooth University, Innovation Value Institute, Ireland
  • Piero Mella, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Ponmalar Alagappar, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Pontso Letuka, Central University of Technology, South Africa
  • Pooja Gupta, Jagdish Sheth school of management, India
  • Pooja Sarin, IIT Delhi, India
  • Poornima Gupta, "Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon", India
  • Precious Ezeh, Federal University Gusau, Nigeria 
  • Prince Antwi-Afari, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Rachel Daniels, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Raghda Younis, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Rahul Kumar, Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Raja Kushalnagar, Gallaudet University, United States
  • Rajit NAIR, VIT Bhopal, India
  • Ramazan Yirci, Kahramanmaras Sutcuimam University (KSU), Turkey
  • Ramya Venkateswaran, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
  • Rana Zaki, The Egyptian E- Learning University, Egypt
  • Raphael Murphy, The Planning Exchange, Australia
  • Rasha Abu Safieh, STARlab - Otago University, New Zealand
  • Reddiyoor Naraynaswamy Anantharaman, Multimedia University, Malaysia ( Retired from MMU), India
  • Renata Faisca, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil
  • Restiana Ie Tjoe Linggadjaya, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
  • Richa Banerjee, Prestige institute of management and research Gwalior, India
  • Richard Addo-Tenkorang, University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom
  • Richard Oloruntoba, Curtin University, Australia
  • Rickard Enstroem, MacEwan University, Canada
  • Rima Al Hasan, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Robert Shepherd, Carleton University, Canada
  • Robert Smith, Independent researcher, United Kingdom
  • Roberta Troisi, Troisi, Italy
  • Rocky J. Dwyer, Walden University – College of Management and Human Potential, Canada
  • Rose Elphick-Darling, Deakin University, Australia
  • Ruchi Rashmi, Department of instrumentation Science, India
  • S Shyam Prasad, International School of Management Excellence, India
  • Sabra Brock, Touro College, United States
  • Saima Rafique, SZABIST, Pakistan
  • Sally Quinn, Green Collect, Australia
  • Samanthi Senaratne, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Samuel Chaa Kyire, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  • Samuel Kariuki, University of Embi, Kenya
  • Sanat Agrawal, NIT Uttarakhand, India
  • Sandie McHugh, University of Bolton, United Kingdom
  • Sanjay Chaudhary, DTU, India
  • Sanjay Kumar, Western Coalfields Limited, India
  • Sanjeev Gupta, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Sanjeewa Perera, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Sara Abdoh, Faculty of Applied Arts, Egypt
  • Sara Albino, Universidade de Evora, Portugal
  • Sarinrut Juntapim, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Sarwar Alam Ansari, Universal Business School, India
  • Sascha Ranftl, TU Graz, Austria
  • Saurabh Gupta, O P Jindal University Raigarh, India
  • Scott Bauer, University of CO Denver, United States
  • Selma Harrington, Architects Council of Europe, Belgium
  • Shaheen Mansori, Malaysia University of Science & Technology, Malaysia
  • Shahid Adeel, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Shaibou Abdoulai Haji, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
  • Shannon Stuart, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, United States
  • Shaocheng Zhu, Zhejiang TMB bearing Co. ltd., Peoples Republic of China
  • Sharon Zivkovic, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Shiladitya Dasgupta, Self employed, India
  • Shouq Alloush, Syrian Paralympic committee, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Shrutika Parab, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India
  • Shubham Kakran, Lovely Professional University, India
  • Shubhangini Rajput, FORE School of Management, India
  • Shunmugasundaram M, CMR Technical Campus, India
  • Siddhartha Dhungana, Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • Sidney Greenfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
  • Sidra Shan, International Islamic University Islamabad., Palau
  • Sivaraj Chandran, Pritha Enterprise solutions, India
  • Son Pham, Stephen F. Austin State University, United States
  • Spyros Polykalas, Ionian University, Greece
  • Srirang Jha, Apeejay School of Management, India
  • Stamatis Papadakis, University of Crete, Greece, Greece
  • Steven Krauss, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sudha Kornginnaya, Srinivas University, India
  • Sulait Tumwine, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
  • Sunil Agarwal, Retired, United States
  • Surajit Sarkar, Keventer Agro Limited, India
  • Surendran Cherukodan, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
  • Svetlana Sokolova, MSU Lomonosov, Russian Federation
  • Sy Tien Do, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam
  • Taciana de LiraSilva, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Tahir Mumtaz Awan, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Tahleho Tseole, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
  • Taiwo Soetan, Red River College Polytechnic, Canada
  • Tajamul Islam, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
  • Tatiana Souteiro Dias, UCL, United Kingdom
  • Temi Abimbola, African Development Bank, Côte D'Ivoire
  • Tendai Douglas Svotwa, Botho University, Botswana
  • Teresa Dieguez, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
  • Teresa Kaulihowa, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
  • Terngu Nomishan, Federal University Lokoja, Nigeria 
    Thaddeus Acuna, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Philippines
  • Tibor Koltay, Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungary
  • Tigistu Yisihak Ukumo, AWTI, Ethiopia
  • Tirivavi Moyo, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • Todd Ray, RMANAGING LLC, United States
  • Tonmoy Choudhury, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Tony Yeigh, Southern Cross University, Australia

For institutions/organisations

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
  • Aha Psychological Services, Ethiopia
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
  • B.S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India
  • Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Pakistan
  • Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Bureau of Integrafted Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology, Ghana
  • DreamTec Systems, Ireland
  • EdLab Asia, Viet Nam
  • Emerald Group, United Kingdom
  • ENCGT, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco
  • Entovation International, United States
  • European School of Governance, Germany
  • GoBird, Lebanon
  • Hidden REF, United Kingdom
  • International Triple Helix Institute, United States
  • Islamic Azad University, Chalous Branch, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Kainaat Group of Companies – KGC, Afghanistan
  • KIIT University, India
  • Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research, Italy
  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong,
  • LJ University, India
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa
  • Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal, India
  • Manipal University Jaipur, India
  • Md Liton,Bangladesh
  • Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
  • Nature-Nurture publishing, Pakistan
  • Neuron Solutions, Pakistan
  • NHI Bandung Tourism Polytechnic, Indonesia
  • Nigerian institute for oil palm research, Nigeria
  • North-West University, South Africa
  • Open University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Pacific Rim Consulting Group, Australia
  • Patricia Clary & Associates, United States
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Regent College London (RCL) and American University for Leaders (AUL), United Kingdom
  • Rmk college of Engineering and Technology, India
  • Rongo University, Kenya
  • Samara University, Ethiopia
  • Scientia Scripta Communication Services Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Sabang, Indonesia
  • ServCollab, United States
  • The Productivity Academy Limited, United Kingdom
  • Tikrit University, Iraq
  • UBS, India
  • UCL University College, Denmark
  • UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten, Indonesia
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Universitas Pancasakti Tegal, Indonesia
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
  • University of Education, Pakistan
  • University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Bangladesh
  • VOTEC Group, Singapore
  • Wicked Lab, Australia
  • World Organisation of Systems and Cyberneteics, Slovenia

Hear others' perspectives


Have we 'hit a wall' on pushing for broader metrics?

Dr Faith Welch, Research Impact Manager at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Steve Lodge, Head of Services at Emerald Publishing, discuss what we are seeing in the sector and where we should go from here.…

Impact Advisory Board role

Implemented in 2018, Emerald’s Impact Advisory Board was established to support the research community and help us play a key role in furthering the impact agenda. The Board includes representatives from all areas of the research community, who contribute their understanding and perspectives to foster diverse and varying discussions on the impact debate.

Our refreshed Manifesto has been developed in partnership with our Impact Advisory Board and reflects their views of the major blockers to sectoral change.

Lara Skelly is the Open Research Manager for Data and Methods at Loughborough University, UK and formally the Research Manager at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa and Programme Head of USB’s PhD in Business Management and Administration. With vast experience in library and information science too, Lara has a proven track record of delivering robust research support to researchers at all levels.

Louis Coiffait-Gunn is Director of Policy and Public Affairs at The Publishers Association. Louis has a wealth of professional experience in policy, education and research with previous roles including the Open Innovation Team for the UK Government, London Metropolitan University, Wonkhe and Reform Think Tank.

Chris Hewson is Research Impact Manager in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of York, UK. Chris is an experienced knowledge exchange professional, whose role covers pre and post-award support for research impact, alongside the management of policy and business engagement programmes across the SHAPE agenda.

Sharon Zivkovic is a scholar-practitioner. Her roles include Adjunct Research Associate at the University of South Australia, Founder and CEO of Community Capacity Builders and the Cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer at Wicked Lab. She is also the Co-chair of Catalyst 2030’s Social Entrepreneurial Scholar Practitioner Group.

Ken Knight is a Research Impact Manager at Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia. Ken is a practice specialist and educator in the fields of knowledge translation, engagement and research impact and has over a decade of professional experience in research, health and government.

Jerry Davis is the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan, USA. Jerry has published widely in management, sociology, and finance and his research is broadly concerned with the corporation as a social and economic vehicle.


More about our role

It behoves all stakeholders to look at the ways we can contribute to making research more accessible and learning fit for the next generation of students.

At Emerald, we've made a commitment to drive research impact and are making progress but there is still work ahead. Our impact roadmap shows how far we've travelled on this journey, and our intentions to support change.

Transcript of video is available on YouTube.

Pledge your support

Together we can help inform, develop, and inspire action towards advancing the impact agenda.

Join the shared movement by adding your name or institution to the support pledge here. We'll then add your name to the list of signatories, as well as keep you informed on how the campaign is progressing and how you can get involved in activities to move forward the Real Impact Manifesto goals.

This sector wide campaign is facilitated and supported by Emerald Publishing.

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Bhanudas Bachchhav
08 Oct 2022
Very good initiative in order to disseminate the research findings in new format. Reward policies to be implemented for strengthening research culture across the globe.
Dr Mrs A. B Adams
07 Oct 2022
All activities must be well coordinated for the actualization of the expected impacts delivery.
Nathalie Drouin
22 Jul 2022
I fully support this initiative. I believe it is more important than ever to support and recognize the value of new formats to disseminate research results. Journals and Institutions should work together to implement theses new directions.
28 Jul 2022
Thank you Nathalie for your support. We'll be focussing on our second commitment 'Find new formats & channels to disseminate research to reach a wider audience' from September so please look out for further updates relating to this topic.