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.


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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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.

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] …
Policing and Asian Communities
Open for Submissions from June 19, 2021   Guest Editors: Hyeyoung Lim, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA Brian Lawton, Ph.D., City University of New York, USAJohn J Sloan III, Ph.D.,…
Drug Checking - From Guerrilla to Government Agent: the Full Spectrum of Drug Checking Services
Guest editors: Fiona Measham (Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom) Daan van der Gouwe (Drugs Information…
The longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system in England and Wales
Submission opens on ScholarOne: 11th March 2021 Submission window closes: 30th June 2021 Guest editors Matt Ford, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Email: [email protected]
COVID-19 in Agricultural and Development Economics
Guest Editors Hung-Hao Chang, National Taiwan University, TaiwanDoo Bong Han, Korea University, South KoreaShimokawa Satoru, Waseda University, JapanFeng-An Yang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan…
Global Health Emergency, Risk and Knowledge Management Across Cultures
Guest Editors Professor Tachia CHIN, Zhejiang University of Technology, [email protected] Professor Shouyang WANG, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science and University of Chinese…
Anti-Racist Action in Libraries
The events of 2020 demonstrated the convergence of interrelated crises—the crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and disparate outcomes in the criminal justice system for communities of color. These events…
The Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Societies for Public Sector Management
Guest Editors: Professor Prof. Elena G. Popkova, MGIMO University, Russia: [email protected] Professor Konstantin V. Vodenko, Platov South-Russian State Polytech University, Russia: [email protected]
Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge
Guest Editors: Michael Nkuba, Lydia Adeleke and G.M. Monirul Alam Overview of special issue Indigenous knowledge has been used in adaptation to climate change. However, this knowledge has not been…

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.

News & press

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

Fairer society

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.

Fairer society

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.

Fairer society

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.

Fairer society

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
Fairer society

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...

Fairer society
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...


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 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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