We feature research that addresses the global challenge of climate change, focusing on areas such as forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and managing water as an essential global resource.
We highlight research that aims to solve the challenges around sustainable development in relation to business and technology.
Our initiatives aim to reduce inequalities, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations.
We publish social science research that tackles key societal challenges related to sustainability, business and people. Featured research is created by academics who are collaborating across disciplines, and with industry and government, to make a difference to policy, practice and the public.
Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges of our times and that’s why we specialise in social science research that furthers the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and brings about real change.
We are known for supporting research that places impact at the centre of the research question and seeks to make a tangible difference to society. Our key themes for social science research are: business and technology, equality and people, and sustainability and the environment.
Explore some of our content in these key areas:
Equality & people
Our initiatives aim to reduce inequalities, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised populations. Highlighting that equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Business & technology
Emerald highlight how sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs, as well as the infrastructure that is crucial to achieving sustainable development.
Sustainability & environment
Addressing the global challenge of climate change with the aim of sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and managing water as an essential global resource to provide a sustainable future.
Not all research is best communicated through an article. We are committed to making research digestible, accessible and quickly available to non-academic audiences, as well as the academic community. This means we are strong supporters of open access publishing as part of our mission to be ‘open to all’.
We are increasingly publishing new formats such as policy briefs, podcasts, practitioner books, debate series and digital resource centres. This is to help authors develop routes to impact and knowledge mobilisation, and help users to make evidence-based decisions that have real impact.
Take a look at some of our recent highlights
Women in education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) face challenges. A recent unique study by Dr Rania Sawalhi, Mr Ghaith Hawari, Dr Maen Altengi…
13th May 2020
Promoting positive mental health & avoiding burnout. In these challenging times we believe that now, more than ever, it’s important to stay…
12th May 2020
The digital divide is the disparity between those who have access and can benefit from use of ICT to technology and those who cannot. There are…
23rd April 2020
We would love to hear more about your current research exploring the future of teaching and learning. Search our publishing opportunities below or…
31st March 2020
In 2019, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to senior leaders in academia about bettering the balance for women. To support this year’s…
16th March 2020
Achieving real change in research is hard, complex work. The combination of outdated and prescriptive academic systems, make change difficult. We…
24th January 2020
Research undertaken by the Workplace Equity Project, amongst others, shows that only 11% of women in academia reach senior positions, one of the…
24th January 2020
How to get involved We’re looking to build on the amount of meaningful research we publish in the field of artificial intelligence and would love to…
16th January 2020
The challenge of creating sustainable supply chains cannot be undertaken alone. There are truly brilliant organisations around the world dedicated to…
16th January 2020