Health &
social care

Explore our health & social care journals & books

Welcome to our home for health & social care research. This page is designed to help authors find a home for their work and to help librarians identify suitable eJournal and eBook collections for their researchers.

Our research covers all aspects of health & social care such as the health and social impacts of COVID-19, human rights, mental health, policy and practice in healthcare management, and more.

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Our goals

This subject area is aligned with Healthier lives, one of four interdisciplinary goals, each of which is aligned to multiple SDGs so we can ensure that the research we publish can fully play its part in solving significant global challenges.

If you want to find out more about we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, take a look at our Goals page.

For authors & researchers

If you're a researcher and/or a published or prospective author, here's where you'll find details of our health & social care journals and books.

Calls for papers

Browse by subject and UN SDG on our dedicated calls for papers page.


Browse open access journal issues

Here we have some sample journal issues, that are open access, for you to browse. You can search for more issues on individual journal homepages that can be found via our Find a journal page.


Recent books

You can search for more health & social care books on our Bookstore.

If you want to speak to us about writing a book in this subject area, you can contact us below.


Expert opinion

We've selected some opinion pieces and blogs by our authors.

Can Aotearoa's (New Zealand's) Indigenous communities achieve sustainable health equity in the absence of widespread cultural reform?

Dr Amohia Boulton and Dr Tanya Allport, Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development, New Zealand, discuss the alarming disparity between the health outcomes of Māori and Pākehā (non-Māori).…

Why mental health services are failing people of colour in the UK

Counselling psychologist Dr Richard Majors talks candidly about racism towards Black mental health professionals and the impact racism has on mental health services for the Black community, particularly Black Males.…

Educational equity & anti-bullying in Northern Ontario, Canada

Robyn O'Loughlin asks whether or not educators can critically evaluate their experiences, attitudes and assumptions and how these may impact the students they teach, particularly Indigenous students.…

  • Adult protection and safeguarding
  • Autism
  • Children’s services
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creating healthy workforces
  • Creating parity of physical and mental health
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminology
  • Digital health
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Education and training of professionals
  • Enabling technologies
  • Food and nutrition
  • Health and social impacts of Covid-19
  • Health service delivery and quality
  • Human rights
  • Implications of and caring for an ageing population
  • Inequalities in healthcare provision
  • Integrated care
  • Learning and intellectual disabilities
  • Management of health and care services
  • Mental health
  • Migration
  • Peace research
  • Policy and practice in healthcare management
  • Substance abuse and misuse
  • Therapeutic communities
  • Value for money in healthcare
  • Youth crime​

For librarians

If you're a librarian, here's where you'll find details of how to access our eJournal and eBook collections on Emerald Insight. 

Access our eJournal & eBook collections on Emerald Insight 

Journal and book content on Emerald Insight can be accessed through a range of flexible subscription and purchase options. Match content collections to user needs by choosing from comprehensive subject collections or flexible ‘select’ models.

Find out more about eJournal collections and eBook collections.

Emerald eJournal collections

Health & Social Care eJournal Collection

A 2023 subscription includes access to 32 journals. In 2021, this collection had 1 million downloads. 

Emerald Open Research

Healthier lives gateway

This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.

The gateway aims to champion thought leadership by being both a critic and supporter of responsible management research, knowledge exchange and education.

Publish your article or book with us

If you want to publish an article in any of the journals listed on this page, you can find all the information you need – and submit your paper – on each journal's homepage.

If you're interested in authoring a book in this subject area, please visit our Get ready to publish a book page where you'll find contact details for individual publishers.

If you want to speak to one of the team about publishing your work, please fill in this form and one of the team will get back to you.

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