New open access programme addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
We support the Sustainable Development Goals
Research has told us that making a difference to society is important to you. With a growing interest in open research, many academics are putting a greater importance on the impact of research in society.
This is why our new series of gold open access (OA) journals, give you the opportunity to publish your research that will influence thinking, change policies and practice, and make a positive difference to lives beyond academia.
Since 2019, over 60% of Emerald’s journal author community have already published on topics that are closely aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The OA journal programme focuses on extending these networks, concentrating on co-creating applied, interdisciplinary research. Each of the four new open access journals are aligned to one or more UN SDGs to ensure they address many of the existential challenges facing our planet and society today.
All published articles, reviews, commentaries and policy briefs will be rapidly disseminated and published using the author’s choice of Creative Commons OA license. Plus all content submitted prior to 31 July 2024, will have the article processing charges waived.
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management's transition to open access
Professor Walter Leal, Editor of International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, gives their view on the benefits and achievements so far of publishing fully open access.
Our stance on the UN SDGs
Supporting the publication and impact of research and ideas aligned to the UN SDGs is part of our ethos and a long-term commitment.
As a signatory of the UN SDG Publisher Compact, we are working hard to embed their 10 recommendations across everything we do. Take a look at the progress we are making to help achieve a sustainable future for all.
Emerald Publishing Services
We are proud to publish 80 research journals on behalf of partners around the world, all disseminated via Gold OA.
Demystifying open access
Watch a series of myth-busting videos, where special guests dispel some myths about open access, such as open access articles being low quality or sharing data means losing control of intellectual property.
Emerald Open Research now closed to submissions
In 2019 we launched Emerald Open Research (EOR), an innovative and pioneering open research platform, and a first of its kind within social sciences.
Over the past four years, we’ve been listening to our community of authors to ensure EOR meets their needs and expectations of publishing using a full open research model, including rapid publication, open peer review and commentary.
What we’ve learnt is that, while a number of researchers in the social sciences are ready to embrace fully open research workflows, many still wish to publish in journals with traditional citation-based metrics, or need further support to develop more confidence and experience in managing open data.
As a result, we have taken the decision to close Emerald Open Research at the end of 2023, with the platform now closed to submissions.
Our new gold open access journals will now form part of our open offering, alongside our open access books programme.
Can we help?
If you still have a few questions around publishing open access or unsure which is the right route for you, then we’d be happy to help.
Please fill in the form to the right and a member of our team will be in touch.