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Publish in an open access journal

Read about our green, gold and platinum policies, article processing charges and funding. Search over 350 journals to find the right home for your open access research. 

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Choose your open access route

You can publish open access in any of our journals through our gold, green and platinum routes.

If you have already published in a subscription journal and would like to make your paper open access, you can submit a request through our retrospective open access policy and follow the green open access, or self-archiving, route. 

Green open access

Our green open access route offers all Emerald journal authors or book chapter authors the option to make their research immediately and openly available upon official publication, free from payment.

We are one of only a handful of publishers that doesn’t impose an embargo period.

Find out about our green open access policy

Gold open access

Platinum open access

We publish platinum, also referred to as sponsored, open access journals in partnership with organisations such as universities and associations. There are no processing charges associated with these. 

View our sponsored journals

Article processing charges

We have a single rate APC of £2,400/$3,240/€2,880 for publishing in a hybrid or fully open access journal. This covers the cost of turning a manuscript into a published article and dissemination to the widest audience.

APCs and funding

We partner with organisations globally to cover gold open access. Find out about our current APC and discover funding available to you in your region.

Find out about APCs

APC waiver policy

We have a dedicated annual fund to support open access publishing from low or lower-middle income countries in our fully open journals and on Emerald Open Research.

Discover eligible countries

Got a question?

Visit our open research FAQs, where we have answered some frequently asked questions about open research.

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Find a journal

Search our journal titles to find the right home for your open access research. Find out what is required to submit your paper in the author guidelines and submit your paper online.

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Alternative ways to publish OA

Discover alternatives to open access journals and see the benefits to publishing open access with us. 

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Open policies

Read about our gold and green open access policies, processsing charges and licensing. 

Read our policies

Emerald Open Research

Choose our gold open research platform for fast and transparent publishing aligned to the Sustainable Developement Goals. Publish outputs from research articles and data notes, to study protocols and methods articles. 

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