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Publish on Emerald Open Research

Publish on Emerald Open Research, our open research platform that supports easy, rapid and transparent publishing. 


What is Emerald Open Research?

Emerald Open Research is a new and pioneering way to rapidly publish your research findings aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With open peer review controlled by the author and an open data policy, your research will be freely available to read, download and reuse, reaching a truly global audience.

We have developed the platform with F1000 to offer you choice, visibility, and flexibility when it comes to open access.

Publish on Emerald Open Research

Publish on our open research platform through one of our six themed gateways aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about the platform, read the aims and scopes of each of the gateways and find out how to submit.

Digital World

Digital World

The Digital World gateway aims to identify and solve real-world issues and contribute to developments at a social, technological, and economic level.

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Education and Learning

Education and Learning

This gateway aims to address the fundamental challenges facing education and learning today and in the future.

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Healthy Lives

Healthy Lives

This gateway aims to address promoting mental and physical wellbeing and recognising the wider implications that this has on society and the economy.

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Responsable Management

Responsible Management

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

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Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities

This gateway aims to address urban challenges such as unplanned urban sprawl and inadequate urban infrastructure, housing and services whilst also focusing on how to create resilient, sustainable, liveable cities for all.

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Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food Systems

This gateway aims to address scientific, sociological, political and economic challenges around sustainable food systems to offer solutions for development and to drive change.

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Benefits of publishing on Emerald Open Research

Emerald Open Research is built around the needs of our authors, giving you the best opportunity to increase discoverability, accessibility and impact of your work.


Publish your research rapidly, allowing dissemination of research to happen more quickly.

Traditional and non-traditional formats

Publish research beyond traditional articles, for example case studies, data notes and reviews.

Open peer review

Have control over selecting your own reviewers. Their names and reports are published alongside your article, together with your comments.

Real-time metrics

See real time metrics related to your work which including downloads, citations and altmetrics.

Real impact

Contribute to societal challenges more quickly as your research is accessible to a wider audience.

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How Emerald Open Research works

The platform supports rapid publication and offers you transparency through open peer review and an open data policy. Your research is immediately and freely available to read, download and use. Download and keep your step-by-step guide to publishing on EOR (PDF).

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Article processing charges

We have an article processing charge (APC) payble by the author, their institution or funder. The APC is a fixed charge ranging between $1,200-$2,500, depending on article length. Our partner, F1000, will provide you with editorial, production and administrative support throughout the publication and post-publication peer review process. 

Current processing charges
Fewer than 5,000 words $1,200*
5,000-8,000 words $1,500*
8,000-15,000 words $2,500*

* Plus value added tax (VAT) as applicable under UK & EU VAT rules. 

We also accept articles longer than 15,000 words; the APCs for these will be based on the word count. 

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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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