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Making the world a better place for all
As a global publisher, Emerald represents researchers from diverse communities across more than 100 countries.
We’ve been doing this for many years, but believe – now more than ever – that research is most impactful when a diverse range of voices are included. To us, that means regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, income or anything else – individuals deserve and should demand to be equally represented and heard.
We also believe that research is at the forefront of pushing society forward, by getting research into the hands of those making the decisions that drive change. To create real world impact that can be felt, not just words on paper, to make the world a better place for all.
The global inclusivity report 2020
As part of our ever-evolving understanding of what inequality feels like and how we may start to tackle it, we’ve commissioned a global report on inclusivity; this is a small step in understanding the challenges people face and that we must face into in order to create a fairer, more inclusive society.
Thought-provoking content, helping to drive change
We've collaborated with a number of authors around the world to create articles, videos and podcasts as part of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity. This content is collated into themes, which are updated every month. The current theme focuses on the widening gap between those who have and those to have not. Here we get under the skin of issues such as poverty, class, access to digital technology and connectivity amongst other topics.
Class as a barrier in the publishing industry
Professor Katy Shaw
Poverty: still a story of our times
How COVID-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system
Bob Doherty and Madeleine Power
Let’s close the Digital Divide
Access blogs and content on this theme
Transforming classroom practices for learners with disabilities
Jeffrey P. Bakken
Free access to research articles
As part of our commitment to research being available to all, we've made some of our related research free to read. Check back regularly, as we're releasing new themed articles each month. The current theme focuses on poverty and the widening gap between those who have and those who have not.
What Do I Wear, and Do I Eat Their Food? Performing Middle Classness
Grace Khunou, Kris Marsh, Polite Chauke, Lesego Plank, Leo Igbanoi, Mabone Kgosiemang
Degree apprenticeships: delivering quality and social mobility?
Mandy Crawford-Lee, Sam Moorwood
How COVID-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system: The case of UK food and poverty
Madeleine Power, Bob Doherty, Katie Pybus, and Kate Pickett
Open access article
An inclusive society for every person, everywhere
We pride ourselves on representing the under-represented, but we know publishers haven’t always got this right and more can always be done. We’re challenging ourselves by:
- Making sure our content is representative of the many and not the few.
- Educating ourselves, and being more conscious of the issues in everything we do.
- Ensuring our editorial boards, authorship and case studies are as diverse as the population and topics they're created for.
- Doing everything we can to amplify the work of others that contribute to change.
- Ensuring all our business activities have a diverse representation.
- Not supporting, sponsoring or working in partnership with other organisations that do not uphold these values.
That’s because we believe that its only through diverse voices that can we create real impact. Download transcript of video.
Alignment & partnerships
In support of our report, we’re working hard to align our content to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and asking the question ‘How do we achieve an inclusive society by 2030’.
We’re also working in partnership with Research 4 Life, providing free access to research content for those in developing countries, giving more underrepresented people access to information that can help to drive change in some of the world’s poorest countries.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
We specialise in social science research that furthers the UN SDGs, and aims to have real impact.
We’re working in partnership with Research 4 Life, providing free access to research content for those in developing countries.
The Society of Scholarly Publishing
We also work with the SSP towards collaborative and representative publishing content across diverse communities.
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