Equity & participation



As a global publisher we represent researchers from diverse communities across more than 100 countries. We’ve been doing this for many years but believe – now more than ever – that research is most impactful when a diverse range of voices are included.

To us, that means regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, income, or anything else – individuals deserve and should demand to be equally represented and heard. We also believe that research is at the forefront of pushing society forward, by getting research into the hands of those making the decisions that drive change. To create real world impact that can be felt, not just words on paper, to make the world a better place for all.

Open research

We’re passionate about opening new pathways to impact and helping researchers make their findings open to all. Telling the story of their impactful research is essential for our authors and openness plays a vital part in making it happen. We want to work with our communities to create a research landscape where the ‘door is open’ for different content, modern approaches and unexplored subjects. This is essential if open publishing is to reach its true potential.

With this in mind we have created a number of open research routes that give authors the choice and flexibility when publishing their findings. From our zero-embargo policy on green open access to our gold and platinum routes.

Open research at Emerald

Inclusive culture

Our EDI goals for 2021 are: remove barriers to participation; create an open and inclusive culture; and work with our communities to drive change.

Our suppliers

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships. Our supplier code of conduct sets out the values and principles that underpin how we work. We have launched our ethical procurement process to all our employees to ensure we’re working with like minded organisations.

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