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.


Women & the pandemic

Women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with existing divides exposed and exacerbated by the crisis. Read/watch our latest research, blogs and videos...

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Stepping up to level up

As a publisher, we’ve seen a 35% decline in research from female researchers in early-stage roles during the pandemic and we hope those that can will offer support. So, we’re stepping up to help level up...

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Emerald Open Research

This is our open access platform dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All research published on the platform is freely available to read, download and share.

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.

Fairer society

A new deal for women

Marcia Texler Segal & Vasilikie (Vicky) Demos – discuss how the pandemic has revealed a number of gaps in the social structure, and a new deal, or social policy, is called for.

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Work, family, and women’s rights during the pandemic

Chika Shinohara, St. Andrew’s University, Osaka, Japan – talks about the fact that, despite being time-poor and sleep-deprived, women have been standing up for their rights during the pandemic.

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Women in academia & the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges, opportunities & what comes next

Seham Ghalwash – Research Manager at the School of Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC) – talks about finding opportunity in times of hardship.

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Women entrepreneurs and networking during COVID-19

COVID-19 has, for the most part, resulted in the cancellation of traditional face-to-face, large-scale networking events, with an immediate transfer to virtual/digital platforms. This could be particularly detrimental to women entrepreneurs and the networks they have established.

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Barriers to women’s social and political active participation

COVID-19, violence, division, the Israeli foreign occupation impose new challenges and serious barriers to effective women’s engagement and community participation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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The direct influence of COVID-19 on women

Meltem Ince Yenilmez - Department of Economics, Yaşar Üniversitesi, Izmir, Turkey discusses the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women.


News & press

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

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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

Quality education for all
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Deadline extended for the hidden REF competition

Entrants to the hidden REF competition now have until May to enter their submissions. The extension comes in response to the ongoing UK lockdown and...

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Quality education for all

Interdisciplinary Research Project: gender equality & democracy in Morocco

This project was the winner of the first Emerald Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award. The project, aligned specifically to the UN SDG Goal 5 on...

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Healthier lives

One size does not fit all: customising the technology needs and wants of an aging society

Author: Johanna L. H. Birkland, Assistant Professor of Communication, Bridgewater College. For a truly technologically ‘inclusive’ society, technology...


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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Your publishing development manager

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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