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


Comparative education

How can comparative education help to identify the best instructional models, academic standards, and policies of educational institutions?

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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.

​Sustaining School Improvement through School-University Partnerships during the Post-Pandemic Era​
Introduction ​​How do we sustain school improvement? This is an important question for those involved in school reform across many countries. Despite the existence of some research knowledge about…
When intercultural communication meets translation studies: divergent experiences in qualitative enquiries
Overview The convergence of translation and intercultural communication studies embodies the cultural turn of translation studies in the 1980s, which can be observed in research domains as diverse…
The Future of Learning: Metaverse, AR, and VR
Introduction: The aim of the special issue on Metaverse, AR, and VR use in education will be to explore and examine the potential impact and current state of these technologies in the field of…
Reimagining the future of higher education: collaboration and compassion
Submit! The aim of the special will be to share research on how higher education institutions can work in collaborative ways to transform teaching, learning, research, and service, and with…
Not in high regard: an exploration of low reputation of vocational education in the Global South
Submit! Overview This special issue will explore a comparative analysis of the factors behind the lower reputation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Global South.…
Call for special issue proposals
The editors of Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education invite proposals for the journal's 2025 special issue. Special issues are an opportunity to advance and energise the field through…
Social justice, equity, and agency: global challenges linking health, wellbeing and sustainability education
Submit! Overview Global environmental changes in conjunction with substantial social justice issues are impacting the health and wellbeing of us all, raising significant concerns related to how…
Marketing History in Spain
Introduction:  The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing invites submissions for a special issue focused on ‘Marketing History in Spain.’ Several overarching themes are planned…
Mentoring and coaching preparation and training in professional contexts
Introduction The main aim of this special issue is to increase knowledge, understanding and awareness of how mentoring and coaching preparation programs can be used to better prepare those working…
Biodiversity management in higher education institutions
Introduction  The Convention of Biological Diversity defines biodiversity as “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia terrestrial, marine and other aquatic…

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.

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Restructuring universities, EDI and conformity: a view from comparative distance

Opinion piece authored by Terri Kim, discussing restructuring universities, EDI and conformity: a view from comparative distance.
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Facilitating undergraduate research methods learning and teaching among political science students

Mr. Adrian LAM Man-Ho discusses facilitating undergraduate research methods among Political Science Students.
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Challenges involved in early years teaching provision in the UK

Early years educators are vital professionals for quality education and care for all children, yet they are the worst-paid workforce due to under funding.
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Interview: Transnational collaboration for quality education: Sino-UK partnerships

Huili Si (Stella) is a doctoral researcher at The Manchester Institute of Education. Stella’s research directly addresses the themes of the collaborative project between Emerald Publishing and the BELMAS ICE RIG: developing transnational collaborations to promote knowledge exchange between higher-education leaders and systems. In this post, Stephen Rayner interviews Stella about her research.
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Convergence in the English and French education systems: Vive la difference!

Peter Wolstencroft, Elizabeth Whitfield, Track Dinning discuss the French education system and how it is based around a number of key principles.
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Case study: Help your students contextualise business implications of current events


News & press

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

Explore cases on Emerald Insight >

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.

See featured Expert Briefings >

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. 

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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.