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

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.


Winds of Change: A Novel Tool to Reimagine Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil

This year's winner of the Emerald and HETL Outstanding Doctoral Research Award was on a new (self) assessment matrix which helps higher education institutions assess their internationalization processes.

Read more about Gabriel Brito Amorim’s research, and download the infographic


Equality, diversity & inclusion in higher education

This mission explores how higher education institutions value equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and can take active steps to provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors.

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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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Calls for papers

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

Call for Papers – The Journal of Educational Administration
About the Journal Articles published in JEA demonstrate the editors' continuing commitment to theory, empirical research and critical analysis of the field's development. JEA's primary focus is on…
Catering for Learner Diversity with Technological Advances
Guest Editors: Kam Cheong LI, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong China, [email protected] Billy T.M. WONG, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong China, [email protected] Guest…
Anticipatory education policies for navigating disruptive technologies
Guest Editor: Bohumil “Bob” Kartous, Director, Prague Innovation Institute, Czech Republic, [email protected] Introduction: This special issue of On the Horizon examines key, emerging…
Latin America and the Caribbean Management History
Introduction The evolution of management thought in Europe has its roots in the books of classic economists like Smith, Jevons, Marshall, Mills, Say, and Babbage (George & Álvarez, 2005). In the…
Pedagogical Innovations in Higher Education
Guest Editors: Patrick Blessinger, HETL Association, USA, [email protected] Taisir Subhi Yamin, ICIE, Germany, [email protected]    Introduction:   Education around the world is…
VET recruitment and retention challenges
Overview of the Special Issue:   Across the globe we are facing a recruitment crisis in education with the number of people choosing to teach falling and those who do only staying for a few years.…
CALLing out Culture: The Interplay Between Language, Technology and Culture
Introduction Culture is a complex concept which is manifested in various aspects of our life. Culture and language are interconnected and interdependent as culture shapes the language and is also…
The Datafication of Student Life in Higher Education: Privacy Problems and Paths Forward
About the Journal  Information and Learning Sciences (ILS) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes interdisciplinary research within information science and the learning sciences/education…
Journal of Professional Capital and Community – Open Call for Papers
Context The Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) examines how educational institutions - from schools to systems - build their capacities to advance equity and excellence. Through…
Adult and Higher Education in Changing Global Contexts: Innovative Theory and Practices from Asian Countries and Beyond
Introduction In the global context, knowledge production is an active process that involves interconnectedness, collaboration, and engagement with the world. This changing context has led us to…

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.

Quality education for all

Professionalisation of EDI in higher education: challenges and opportunities

With more and more people working in EDI roles in universities, we are seeing greater calls for these roles to be professionalised. But what might this look like, and what benefits could it have? Claire Hann explores these questions.
Quality education for all

Creativity transforms our literacy spaces

Janet Ho, Lingnan University, discusses the benefits of bringing creativity to learning to stimulate students' creativity and problem-solving skills, creating more opportunities for them in life.
Quality education for all

Thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion work in doctoral education research

Pamela Felder-Small shares her views on diversity, equity, and inclusion work in doctoral education research, and the work she's done to foster social justice.
Quality education for all


Mike Rifino & Kushya Sugarman, authors of Loneliness through the lens of Black feminist love-politics, reflect on their collective positionality of loneliness in the classroom, and offer updated pedagogical recommendations.
Quality education for all

Self-directed learning as a tool for lifelong learning: fundamental to meet the demands of our ever-changing world

Dr Thomas Howard Morris discusses how education needs to be set up to enable young people to confidently deal with rapid societal change.
Quality education for all

Building trust with Indigenous communities

Ashley Richard discusses the history of unethical and harmful research that has created barriers between researchers and many Indigenous communities and what can be done to help overcome this.

News & press

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

Quality education for all
Responsible management

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.
Quality education for all
Real impact

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

We are honoured to be shortlisted for the 2022 Independent Publishers Awards, Alison Morrison Diversity Award, for the second year running.
Quality education for all
Real impact

Sally Wilson, Publishing Director, talks about 'change fatigue' amidst a need for other publication metrics

An article published in Times Higher Education explores the results from Emerald's 2021 Time for Change report, particularly focusing on the effects of the turbulence caused by the pandemic which may have reduced the appetite for radical reform of research assessment and rewards.
Quality education for all
Real impact

Emerald to co-sponsor the Women in Academia Support Network Conference

Emerald Publishing is co-sponsoring the Women in Academia Support Network’s (WIASN) Virtually Undisciplined Conference which takes place virtually between the 31st March and 1st April 2022.
Quality education for all
Real impact

Emerald celebrates winners of its annual High Usage Award 2022

Emerald Publishing has announced the top 20 global academic institutions with the highest number of downloads of its eJournal content throughout 2021, as part of its annual high usage award.
Quality education for all
Real impact

Emerald Publishing agrees sponsorship deal with the Kühne Foundation to make humanitarian logistics research open to all

Emerald Publishing has agreed a four-year sponsorship deal with the Kühne Foundation to flip the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management to a fully open access journal from 2023.

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 quality education for all collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

Browse the collection >

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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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Prof Mok – Goal advisor

Prof Mok has extensively contributed to the field of social change and education policy, and has a strong leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. Prof Mok values the importance of the SDGs and is an advocate for achieving real impact. He is based at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, ranked 3rd in THE impact rankings for education.

Read Prof Mok's Blog: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international higher education: critical reflections

Our partners

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


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.