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Publish open access

We offer choice and flexibility when you publish your work open access, from traditional options such as our open journals and books, to our innovative open research platform. 

Benefits to publishing open access with us

Whichever route you choose when you publish open access (OA) with us, our liberal policies ensure your work can be made immediately and permanently available online for anyone to access.


Give a global audience immediate and easy access to your research increasing the visibility of your work.


Reach new audiences and policy makers; demonstrate the real-world application and impact of your work.


Easily comply with funder, institution or employer mandates. 


Open access routes to suit your budget, discipline, funder requirements or manuscript format. Pay your article/book processing charge directly or through institutional vouchers. 


Manuscripts are rigorously peer-reviewed and a growing number of our journals are listed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).


Your work can be reused in a variety of ways with the liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0.).


All journal and eBook content is digitally and permanently preserved. 


Content is tagged and enhanced metadata makes sure your work is indexed in a variety of discovery systems.


Our experienced editors and editorial boards are on hand to support you throughout the publishing process. 

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Are you eligible for an open access publishing voucher?

We partner with libraries and consortia to offer authors prepaid vouchers to publish their work openly. 

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Routes to open access

Discover the open access route that's right for you. 

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Publish open access in our journals

Discover how you can publish open access in our journals.

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Publish open access in our books

Discover how you can publish an open access book or book chapter with us.

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Emerald Open Research

Choose our open research platform for easy, rapid and transparent publishing. 

Publish on our platform

Unsure which route to take?

Please fill in the form opposite and one of our team will be in touch to discuss which open access option is right for you.

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Open research policies

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Open questions and answers

Still have questions about open research? Visit our open access frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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