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Explore our public policy & environmental management journals, books & case studies

Welcome to our home for public policy & environmental management 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 public policy & environmental management such as climate change, disaster management, disaster prevention, energy efficiency, environmental management, policing and emergency services, public leadership, public sector organisations, social policy, sustainable development, and more.

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Our goals

This subject area is aligned with Fairer society, which is one of our interdisciplinary goals, each is which 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 public policy & environmental management journals, books and case studies.

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 public policy & environmental management books on our Bookstore.

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

Calls for book proposals

EDI, Policy and Politics

We are seeking short-form Emerald Points proposals that investigate, examine and challenge Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) topics in the social sciences and policy and politics. DEI topics are becoming increasingly prevalent in all aspects of the social sciences, as well as policy and politics.

Intersectional by nature, DEI issues and research areas continue to grow, expand and shed light on various inequalities that have been ingrained in society. Topics include gender, class, health, disability, and race to name a few.

If you are interested in submitting a book proposal please contact Iram Satti

Case studies

Publish your case studies in one of two dedicated journals: Emerging Markets Case Studies and The CASE Journal.

In partnership with several organisations from around the world, we offer a range of case writing competitions.

Expert opinion

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

Fairer society & environmental stewardship: land & parks

Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser, PhD considers the notion of environmental stewardship and equitable access to natural green spaces from her experiences in the UK.


Fairer society & stewardship of the natural world

Jeffrey Tang, PhD, and Christie-Joy Hartman, PhD discuss how stewardship and sustainability are used at James Madison University to engage students in helping solve the world's problems.


Traditional communities from Brazil: the guardians of the forest

Ana Luíza Rossato Facco, Lecturer and PhD Candidate (Brazil) discusses why traditional communities are regarded as the best guardians of the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Disaster management
  • Disaster prevention
  • Disaster risk management
  • E-government
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy management
  • Environment and society
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental pollution
  • Environmental technology and innovation
  • Local and national government
  • Open government
  • Policing and emergency services
  • Public administration
  • Public leadership
  • Public management
  • Public procurement
  • Public sector organisations
  • Social policy
  • Sustainable development

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

Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournal Collection

A 2023 subscription includes access to 12 journals. In 2021, this collection had 1.1 million downloads.

Open access content

Fairer society open access content

Explore freely available research to read, download, and share, that focuses on the creation of a just, inclusive society without any barriers to participation.

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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