Plant the seeds of change

12th January 2021

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Let us help you to plant the seeds of change and support you on your real impact journey. #seedsofchange

Juliet Harrison
Meet our publisher

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 research platform – we have a number of routes to publication, including journals, books and cases.

Get in touch with our Head of Business, Management and Economics Publishing, Juliet Harrison to discuss your research and publishing options further. 

Publish open access

Publish your work on our open research platform, Emerald Open Research. Our Sustainable Food Systems gateway addresses scientific, sociological, political and economic challenges to offer solutions for development and to drive change. We welcome research in the following areas:

  • Food systems and resilience
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Governance in the food system
  • Sustainable production
  • Health and well-being
Listen to the interview

Professor Bob Doherty

Researchers, practitioners, policy makers – 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, principal investigator for IKnowFood, chair of Agrifood at the University of York and sustainable food systems advisor,  talks to Juliet Harrison about the challenges facing sustainable food production and about his experience publishing on Emerald Open Research. 

In the community…

N8 Agrifood Conference

We attended the N8 AgriFood Conference in York (October 2019) 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.

We sponsored the prize for the best conference poster. We were pleased to award winner Nadine Luc with an article processing charge (APC) waiver for Emerald Open Research for her poster “Community Projects Using Surplus Food For Well-Being”. Congratulations Nadine!

More about the conference

Impact case study

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 we need to understand why people use bottled water and how to change ingrained cultures.

Associate Professor Beth Choate and Assistant Professor Brittany Davis – from the Environmental Science & Sustainability department at Allegheny College – along with 20 second-year students, have led a project to reduce bottled water usage on their campus.

Read case study

Interested in submitting your research

Whether you have a journal article, book or chapter, or want to find out about publishing open access, fill in the form and our publisher Helen will get in touch with you to discuss your research further. We look forward to hearing from you.

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