Our goal for a fairer society

We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important than in today’s divided world.

So, our goal as a leading publisher of impactful research is to help create a society that is just, inclusive and embracing of all without any barriers to participation based on sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, ethnicity, age, class or ability, where there is access to healthcare and education, technology, justice, strong institutions, peace and security, social protection, decent work and housing. 

Jen McCall, Publishing Development Manager, Fairer society

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all

If you're an author or researcher, or someone who cares as much as we do, we would love to work with you, and help your research make real change happen towards a fairer, more inclusive society. Get in touch.


Our goal to achieve a fairer society

We champion research towards creating a society that’s fair & inclusive, where there’s access to healthcare, education, technology, justice, social protection, work, good housing & peace.


Digital inclusion & the digital divide

Staying connected during COVID-19 has been essential; unfortunately, not everyone has access to the technology or skills, which has led to increased inequality for both young and old. Read/watch our latest research and blog/videos.

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case writing competition

The Case for Women

In partnership with The Case for Women, Forté, and MBA Roundtable, we have launched a case study competition focused on the female case protagonist.

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Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of fairer society.

Domestic Abuse and Family Violence in the UK: The Impact of COVID-19
Guest Editors: Dr Roxanne Khan, University of Central Lancashire, UK [email protected]  Dr Emma Katz, Liverpool Hope University, UK [email protected]    Focus: The Journal of Aggression, Conflict…
Deconstructing Whiteness, Reconstructing Anti-Racism: Approaches to Redressing Racism in Critical Studies of Literacy
Submission window opens on ScholarOne (do not submit before this date): 1st December 2021 Submission deadline: 1st March 2022   Guest Editors Laura Taylor, Rhodes College [email protected] Michiko…
Call for abstracts: Disclosure of climate change strategies in the sustainability reports of tourism and leisure companies worldwide
Overview of special issue Tourism and leisure businesses create a large carbon footprint (Lenzen et al., 2018; Scott et al, 2019). The operation of tourism businesses requires large amounts of fossil…
Call for abstracts: Migration as a strategy to cope with climate change and droughts
The International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) invites interested teams of authors to submit a paper to the special issue titled "Migration as a strategy to cope with…
Call for abstracts: Management: Climate change impacts on ecosystems and agricultural productivity
The International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) invites interested teams of authors to submit a paper to the special issue titled "Management: Climate change impacts on…
Designing Enabling Technologies for Marginalised Groups
Guest Editors: Dr Marc Fabri and Dr Nigel Newbutt   This special issue of the Journal of Enabling Technologies will focus on the design of technologies to remove barriers and improve outcomes for…
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport Marketing
Guest Editors Dr. Antonio S. Williams, Indiana University – Bloomington ([email protected]) Dr. Ann Pegoraro, University of Guelph ([email protected]) Dr. Natasha Brison, Texas A&M University (…
Economics of Climate Change Adaptation
Guest Editor: Dr Taoyuan Wei ([email protected]), CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Norway The International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM)…
Gender, Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Submissions Open: 1 January 2022 Submission Deadline: 23 April 2022 Topicality In developing and developed economies, the family business plays an important financial role. Its stability, continuity…
Sustainable solutions for Tropical Asian Cities: The nexus between architecture, technology and heritage
Guest editors Dr. Keith Kay Hin TAN, Taylor’s University Email: [email protected]  Associate Professor Dr. Johannes Widodo, National University of Singapore Email: [email protected] …

Fairer society gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.

About this gateway

This gateway focuses on the creation of a just, inclusive society without any barriers to participation.

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Opinions & blogs

We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.

News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of a fairer society.

Real impact
Fairer society

Emerald changes peer review terminology to be more inclusive for all

From September, we're updating all our author guidelines and journal homepages on our peer review policies. In line with recent updates from fellow publishers, we'll endeavour to no longer include the term(s) ‘single blind’ or ‘double blind’ in our guidance and will instead use ‘single anonymous’ or ‘double anonymous’.

Fairer society

Emerald Publishing shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild Alison Morrison Diversity Award

We’re honoured to have been shortlisted for the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards, Alison Morrison Diversity Award, which recognises efforts being made to make our industry more diverse and inclusive, both internally, and through the content that is published.

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Tackling the issue of under-representation of women in teaching cases

Emerald Publishing has launched a second global case writing competition in partnership with The Case For Women, Forté and MBA Roundtable, in a mission to address the serious issue of gender inequality in the teaching material that is currently available to business schools throughout the world.

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Emerald Publishing steps up to tackle decline in research output from women in research during Covid pandemic

To mark International Women’s Day, Emerald Publishing has launched a support network through its Engage platform to help women in research overcome the challenges in conducting research that have been exacerbated through the Covid pandemic.

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Gender equality: progress has slowed for women academics

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Jennifer Charlson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, calls attention to how the Covid-19 pandemic has uniquely affected women, and specifically women academics. On a hopeful note, she shares her efforts as an Athena Swan Lead to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.

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Happy International Women's Day 2021: women in supply chain management

The idea of an International Women’s day was first introduced at a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1910. Back then, the discussion had a substantial and close connection to revolutionary activities and therefore also to class


Other resources

Browse our other offerings below.

Case studies

Global teaching materials to engage and inspire. Students can test their assumptions and decision-making skills about real world problems.

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Expert Briefings

We've teamed up with Oxford Analytica to deliver Expert Briefings through Emerald Insight. Read unbiased analyses on world events and their potential political, social and economic effects here.

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Emerald Engage

Join thought leaders in your field to share views, exchange ideas, get advice and make connections.

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ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a fairer society collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

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Your publishing development team

Jen McCall

I’m the Publishing Development Manager for A Fairer Society, working across Emerald’s publishing programs for SDG-related research focussed on building a just and inclusive society. I am also responsible for Emerald’s Open Research Gateway for The Digital World.  

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Dr Wendy M Purcell Phd FRSA – Goal advisor

Dr Wendy Purcell is an Academic Research Scholar with Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University since 2016. Her purpose lies in transforming lives through education and research in pursuit of social equity, the knowledge economy and sustainable development. She leads research on global leadership and governance for sustainable transformation in higher education and in various business sectors, directs the Sustainable Development Solutions Group and is Lead Faculty of ENVR-118c Pursuing Sustainability. Wendy is an Emeritus Professor and was President Vice-Chancellor of a UK university (2007–2015), taking it to the top 1% of world universities and 1st 'green' UK university. She is a Council Member of the United Nations University, Governing Board Member EELISA of the European University and Member of the Association of American Universities and Colleges. Wendy has authored over 100-publications and is busy writing books on sustainability and the SDGs and the role of higher education in advancing a world where no one is left behind.