About us

Championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business for more than 50 years.

We’re a vibrant business full of energy and passion about making research count.

Going beyond the bounds of a traditional publisher, we want to be a facilitator of impact, encouraging equitable, healthy and sustainable research and publishing for all.

Who we are

Emerald Publishing is one of the world's leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference.

We work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change. We are passionate about people and doing things differently.

researchers in over 130 countries
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What makes us different

For over 50 years, championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business. Our goal is to help those in academia or people in practice work together to make a positive change in the real world.

While our roots are in publishing, we recognise our audiences need unique support, guidance and resources. The world of academia is under increasing pressure and expectation, and the traditional markers of influence such as citations are limited. Our role is to help challenge conventional ways of thinking, bringing people together to discover, curate and put into practice research that really matters.

How do we do this?

We don’t hide behind slogans or preach empty sentiment – we focus on meaningful, small steps that come together to create something powerful. Our author services help researchers to tell their story in a more meaningful way, exciting new formats bring research to life in our journals, cases studies and award-winning books, and new innovative platforms help disseminate research more widely. We support openness and transparency, and our drive for quality, instils trust and confidence.  

Our values and independence fuel our passion for making a difference and bringing people together to create real impact in the real world. Because to us that’s how real change starts – one idea, one connection, one informed decision at a time.

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The Emerald service charter

At Emerald we value supporting real impact through an equitable, sustainable community, underpinned by healthy practices, and delivered through a seamless customer experience.

What makes us proud

Being acknowledged for the positive work we are doing is really rewarding.

Most recently we’ve been announced as one of only 50 businesses that made the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality list in 2024.

Being listed in the Times Top 50 is a clear indication that an organisation is committed to gender equality in the workplace and believes it is on a continuous improvement journey, learning year-on-year, and maintaining or improving its gender equality policies and activities through good measurement and management.

Read our Times Top 50 announcement

Emerald awards

Celebrate the research community’s commitment to impact with our awards for interdisciplinary research, outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers, case writing competitions, and much more...

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We address global challenges

We are passionate about leading change and aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We strive to go further by addressing the challenges facing society today and bringing communities together to share knowledge and foster debate.

Are you change ready?

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Are you in?

Now more than ever, we need research to help solve some of the greatest challenges of our times. Let's work together to make real change happen; pledge your support.

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Time for change report 2021

Our third global academic culture survey gathered views on change during July and August 2021; more than 2,000 academics, librarians and students within Emerald’s literati community participated.


Closing the impact gap

Discover the views of 1,500 academics on the future of research outputs in our global report. We look at how research outputs might develop in the future to advance accessibility, learning and real-world impact.


Work with us

People are our best asset and we are always looking for fresh talent to join the Emerald family. Be sure to check out our latest opportunities and become part of everything we have to offer.

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