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Find information about publishing a book with us, including how to prepare your proposal, what our ethics stance is and guidelines on authoring.

Below, we talk about the benefits of joining us, and why we think we may be the right publisher for you.

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Why publish your book with us?

We have been publishing and championing research in business and management and the social sciences for half a century, with over 3,000 books and 340 journals spanning all of our disciplines. Set up by a business school faculty in 1967, Emerald was born of the communities it was set up to serve, with a commitment to help communities make decisions that count, based on research that matters.

Our aim has always been to publish rigorous academic research that helps students, researchers, educators and practitioners at all stages of their career. We combine strong roots in publishing with innovative author services and expertise in education, learning and development designed to nurture fresh thinking and publish research that makes a difference within and beyond academia.


We are honoured to have been named 2019 Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards. The judges said: 'This is obviously a great place to be published – a real go-to place for academics. There’s a refreshing difference about Emerald – not just in where it’s publishing from, but from how it goes about it'. The award follows our 2018 Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year win at the Independent Publishers Guild Awards.

We know we couldn’t have won these awards without the support of the academic community, and are proud of the investment we have made in our books programme.

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Make Emerald your home

Our passion and engagement, responsiveness, market know-how and reach, and innovation make us your ideal publishing partner.

Of course, we don’t expect you just to take our word for that – take a look at what our authors say about working with us.

Declaration on Research Assessment

We are a signatory of DORA, recognising the need to take a broader and more inclusive approach to research evaluation. Signing DORA is a natural extension of our commitment to driving positive change by working in partnership with communities across and beyond the research ecosystem.

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UN SDG Publishers Compact

We are a founding signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Un SDGs) Publishers Compact, and so we are committed to acquiring content that is aligned to the SDGs such as work on equality, sustainability, justice, and safeguarding the environment. 

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SDG alignment

Our goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN’s Sustainable Development GoalsWe publish research that influences thinking, changes policies and makes a positive difference to lives.

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I got personalised attention throughout the publication process, which is not commonly available when dealing with the big publishers.

Dr Nagy K Hanna, University of Witwatersand

What are the benefits?

Expert editors

Expert editors with experience in their disciplines to guide you from proposal to publication and beyond? See a list of publishers

Global sales team

In addition to headquarters in the United Kingdom, we have 11 further offices around the world including North and South America, India, The Middle East, Asia, South Africa and Australia, each with its own highly experienced sales force, providing global coverage with local knowledge.

We also have 12 regional sales agencies who represent our publishing to the retail, academic, library, specialist and professional sectors.

Emerald bookstore

The Emerald Bookstore is the cornerstone of our marketing activity. Our smart, predictive search directs customers quickly to your book’s page where they can find detailed information including:

  • Complete bibliographic information
  • Sample chapter/flyer download
  • Price in GBP, USD or EUR
  • Description, content, author biography and quotes from any published reviews
  • Share to social media


Our books marketing team develop well-timed and carefully targeted campaigns by combining our marketing expertise with your specialist knowledge of your academic or practitioner community.

Brand website

It’s important to us to help the widest possible audience engage with research, so we create innovative multi-disciplinary campaigns that help to bring our latest or most-read research to life.

On our brand website, author blogs, podcasts and videos, free book chapters and more, help researchers, policy-makers and practitioners make sense of the challenges facing the world today.

Social media

Our social media channels allow us to be at the heart of the online conversation within the communities for whom we publish. We draw on content from across our publishing, sharing research insights through text, images, videos, quizzes, infographics, competitions and more. As well as ‘organic’ posts, we use paid social media advertising to spread the word even further.

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Emerald give quality support, diffusion and promotion

Professor Bernard Paranque, Kedge Business School, France