Our goal for quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

Our goal is to help researchers to share their work, and partner to find ways to break down the divides so there is equal opportunity to access quality education and participate in higher education, training and work, with a voice that is heard.  We believe everyone should have a chance to be the best they can be regardless of where they started.

Sharon Parkinson, Publishing Development Manager, quality education for all.

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all |  Sustainable structures and infrastructures

If you're an author, researcher, or someone who cares as much as we do about education and lifelong learning, we would love to work with you and help your research to contribute to quality education for all. Get in touch.


Our goal to achieve quality education for all

Research has a vital role to play in breaking down the divides to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to quality education.


Supporting the sustainable development of Mexico: an investigation into the reorientation of an undergraduate industrial design curriculum

The 2023 winner of the Emerald and HETL Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards is Martha Elena Núñez López.

Read more about Martha Elena Núñez López's research, and download the infographic

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The ideas-informed society: a co-produced research project

The aim of this co-produced project is to better understand how people engage with evidence in order to make decisions in their daily lives, be those big or small decisions.

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First voices first - opening up access to make voices heard

We’re really passionate here at Emerald about making research that matters as impactful as possible – that’s why we’ve started a new pilot project with The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).

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Coaching and mentoring in education

This mission highlights cutting-edge research, theoretical accounts, and emerging issues of mentoring and coaching in educational contexts, including schools, colleges and universities.

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A fully open access journal

Introducing Quality Education for All (QEA)

Aligned to UN SDG 4, quality education, this fully open access journal addresses the fundamental challenges facing education and learning today, and in the future.  

The journal welcomes research that addresses all areas of education and learning, ranging from early education through to lifelong learning, with a special emphasis on improving access, inclusion, quality, and participation.  

Article Processing Charges are waived for all manuscripts submitted by 31 July 2024. 

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Are you interested in becoming a reviewer for QEA, or have a proposal for a special issue topic? If so we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Sharon Parkinson [email protected].

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Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of quality education for all.

Addressing Technological Innovations, Health Events, and Social Needs to Achieve Quality in Education
Introduction Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are complex service organizations with multiple stakeholders (e.g., students, parents, faculty, administrative personnel, and the community); each…
Advances in Sustainable Green Manufacturing of Natural and Synthetic Fiber Composites
GRMA Upcoming Themed Issue Submit your abstract by 28th January 2025 Introduction The special issue aims to provide a holistic view of the advancements and challenges in the sustainable…
The role of Facilitators in Professional Learning Networks: achieving valued network outcomes
Introduction For effective educator professional development, active, collaborative learning is one of the main factors; coaching is another main factor (Hollweck, 2020; Visscher et al., submitted…
Learning in SMEs in a time of Volatility and Disruption
Submit your paper here! Introduction Although generating over 50% of employment and approximately 50% of turnover globally, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) continue to face challenges regarding…
Decentring the human in qualitative research: Exploring diverse approaches by creating online communities
Introduction This special issue emerged from the Australian Association for Research in Education Qualitative Research Methodologies Special Interest Group Seminar Series on Decentring the Human in…
Professional Capital in Communities Experiencing Political and Social Conflict
Introduction Four years ago, amidst the rise of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) published a special issue of JPCC to address Professionalism in…
Engaging with Artificial Intelligence technologies to support implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in higher education: Implications for strategic management and leadership
Introduction We welcome scholarly contributions on the potential benefits and challenges of harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) in promoting implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs…
Experiences of Participatory Methodologies in promoting Climate Action in Higher Education
Introduction The Special Issue "Experiences of Participatory Methodologies in promoting Climate Action in Higher Education" builds upon the need for further investigations around climate action in…
At the Margins No More: Centering Women in K-12 Leadership
Introduction Across the globe and via many different industries women remain underrepresented in leadership, and education is no different. For example, In Britain, 74% of teachers are women, but…
Sustainable Career Ecosystems for Sustainable Transitions to Work
Introduction Intertwined and fast-paced changes in the world of work, expedited by disruptive global events, have made the transition to work more uneven (Blokker et al., 2023). Given this growing…

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About the research

Explore freely available research to read, download and share, that highlights fundamental challenges facing education and learning today.

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Opinion & 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.

Your publishing development team

Sharon Parkinson

I’m the Quality Education for All Publishing development manager. I am the contact for the Emerald Open Research ‘Education and Learning’ gateway and also have responsibility for working closely with the educational research community to explore and deliver innovative open publishing routes. 

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Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada and Research Professor at Boston College in the US. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education, former President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (2018-2020), former Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario (2015-2018), and current adviser to the First Minister of Scotland. Andy is co-founder and president of the ARC Education Collaboratory.  

Andy has published more than 30 books and has 8 Outstanding Writing Awards. An exceptional keynote speaker and workshop leader, he has delivered invited addresses in more than 50 countries, 47 US states, and all Australian and Canadian states and provinces. He has been honoured in Canada, the US, and the UK for services to public education and educational research and is ranked by Education Week (US) as the #15 scholar with the most influence on the US education policy debate. 

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News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of quality education for all.

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Emerald Publishing launches new bookstore

Emerald launches new bookstore with additional features and improved accessibility. Emerald has partnered with Glassboxx to deliver the new and improved platform where customers can now get direct access to all of Emerald’s print books, eBooks and audiobooks.
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ResearchGate and Emerald partner to drive journal readership and visibility with Journal Home

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Emerald Publishing, one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, today announced a new partnership to add 18 Emerald journals to ResearchGate – making these journals seamlessly discoverable and accessible by ResearchGate’s millions of members globally.
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Emerald Publishing’s three-year open access agreement with SANLiC Consortium proving a successful model

Emerald partnered with SANLiC in 2022, becoming one of the first publishers to sign the agreement with the aim of enabling researchers at participating institutions in South Africa to publish fully open access.
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UPDATE: Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN's SDGs

In May 2022, Emerald Publishing announced it had partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection. We regret, however, to share that KU have run into two obstacles regarding this proposed collection.
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17 Books: Webinar series launches to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in dialogue with youth voices

Dr. Wendy M. Purcell, Harvard University and Brighton Kaoma, United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth have together developed an 'in conversation' webinar series to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in dialogue with youth and student voices.
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Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN’s SDGs

Emerald Publishing has partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection in the area of business management and economics.

Our partners

We proudly partner with trusted organisations where shared values can help further our goal to break down educational divides. 

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The Jacobs Foundation

What happens in children’s and young people’s brains when they learn? What does the ideal learning and development environment for each individual look like?

The Jacobs Foundation and its large network have long been seeking answers to these questions, aware that the resulting findings must be shared, debated, and translated into action.

BOLD is an initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Designed as a digital platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions, BOLD encourages any contributions suitable for fostering and advancing the discussion.


Emerald partner with BERA on new book series

Emerald is working in partnership with BERA on a new series of books, titled The BERA Guides: Critical insights into educational research & practice.

Aimed at researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners, the series will publish short, research-informed and accessible introductions to key interdisciplinary topics impacting educational research and practice. 

Find out more about the first four books announced in the series and call for proposals.

Other resources

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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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ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a quality education for all collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

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