Our goal for quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can start to find ways we can all be part of the solution.

Our goal is to help researchers to share their work, and partner to find ways to break down the divides so there is equal opportunity to access quality education and participate in higher education, training and work, with a voice that is heard.  We believe everyone should have a chance to be the best they can be regardless of where they started.

Sharon Parkinson, Publishing Development Manager, quality education for all.

Our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all |  Sustainable structures and infrastructures

If you're an author, researcher, or someone who cares as much as we do about education and lifelong learning, we would love to work with you and help your research to contribute to quality education for all. Get in touch.


Our goal to achieve quality education for all

Research has a vital role to play in breaking down the divides to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to quality education.

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The Pinkaiti Partnership: A Case Study of Transnational Research and Education in the Brazilian Amazon

The 2022 winner of the Emerald and HETL Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards is Matthew Aruch, who researched the Pinkaiti partnership.

Read more about Matthew Aruch's research, and download the infographic


Award winners from BERA 2021 & 2022

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public. 

Read more and explore the winners work

First voices first - opening up access to make voices heard

We’re really passionate here at Emerald about making research that matters as impactful as possible – that’s why we’ve started a new pilot project with The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).

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Educational leadership

Educational leadership with vision is critical to academic success for all students; done well, it positively affects staff and student morale, performance and outcomes.

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A fully open access journal

Introducing Quality Education for All

Aligned to UN SDG 4, quality education, this fully open access journal will address the fundamental challenges facing education and learning today, and in the future. Co-edited by Professor Chris Brown, University of Warwick, UK and Professor Graham Handscomb, UCL, UK, the journal welcomes research that addresses all areas of education and learning, ranging from early education through to lifelong learning, with a special emphasis on improving access, inclusion, quality, and participation.

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Calls for papers

Browse the latest calls for papers in the area of quality education for all.

Study Abroad/Globalizing Business Education
Submit your paper here! Introduction This Special Issue assesses the status of study abroad and global business education in light of underlying long-term trends and the recent pandemic. …
Generations and Generational Change in the History of Education
Introduction From Karl Mannheim’s 1928 essay on ‘The problem of generations’ to popular characterisations of Gen X, Y, millennials or the more pointed refrain, ‘ok Boomer!’, the category of ‘…
New Knowledge in the New Horizon: Exploring Transdisciplinary Qualitative Research in the Global South
Introduction: The special issue aims to disseminate new and innovative qualitative transdisciplinary conceptual models drawn from a wide range of discipline-based studies: Business, Education,…
Creative Practice and Doctoral Education
Introduction Doctoral provision is changing with increasing calls for interdisciplinarity (Rashid 2021), greater provision for employability and impact (Picard & McCulloch 2019), and doctoral…
Learning with Social Media in an Algorithmic Age: Opportunities and Challenges for Education
Submit your paper here!   Introduction Recent disruptions and upheavals related to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., emergency remote teaching) and technology advancements (e.g., increasingly…
Together Addressing the Challenges of The Climate Crisis: Rethinking professional cultures, school improvement and Leadership
Introduction:  The significant social, political, and cultural pressures imposed by climate change on education demand a coherent response integrating debates around the purpose of education,…
Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning, Teaching, and Training
Introduction As global issues such as climate change, economic growth, social equality, and the wealth gap are widely discussed, sustainable development goals have recently been discussed in various…
Employability for and through career transitions
Overview Today’s labour market is increasingly turbulent, requiring individuals to be proactive and self-reliant.  Lower levels of job security (seen recently across the technology industry)…
68th Conference of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM)
Submit your paper here!   Introduction  We invite the submission of extended versions of selected papers presented at the 68th ISTAM conference held at the National Institute of…
Fostering Inclusive Approaches for Learners with Special Needs
Introduction There is a growing awareness about the importance to provide equitable and inclusive educational opportunities for students with special needs at all educational levels from primary…

Opinion & blogs

We welcome contributions from academics, policymakers and professionals about key issues in their area of work. If you have a blog you would like to share, let us know.

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Race, higher education and special educational needs and disabilities: a critical and intersectional approach

Dr Denise A Miller, University of Greenwich, Institute for Lifecourse Development, discusses a critical and intersectional approach to race, higher education and special educational needs and disabilities.
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Building a more sustainable world through holistic learning and teaching experience in a comprehensive university in Hong Kong

Mr. Adrian LAM Man-Ho discusses a sustainable world through holistic learning and teaching experiences.
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Restructuring universities, EDI and conformity: a view from comparative distance

Opinion piece authored by Terri Kim, discussing restructuring universities, EDI and conformity: a view from comparative distance.
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Facilitating undergraduate research methods learning and teaching among political science students

Mr. Adrian LAM Man-Ho discusses facilitating undergraduate research methods among Political Science Students.
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Challenges involved in early years teaching provision in the UK

Early years educators are vital professionals for quality education and care for all children, yet they are the worst-paid workforce due to under funding.
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Interview: Transnational collaboration for quality education: Sino-UK partnerships

Huili Si (Stella) is a doctoral researcher at The Manchester Institute of Education. Stella’s research directly addresses the themes of the collaborative project between Emerald Publishing and the BELMAS ICE RIG: developing transnational collaborations to promote knowledge exchange between higher-education leaders and systems. In this post, Stephen Rayner interviews Stella about her research.

News & press

Below we have a collection of news articles centred around aspects of quality education for all.

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Emerald Publishing’s three-year open access agreement with SANLiC Consortium proving a successful model

Emerald partnered with SANLiC in 2022, becoming one of the first publishers to sign the agreement with the aim of enabling researchers at participating institutions in South Africa to publish fully open access.
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UPDATE: Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN's SDGs

In May 2022, Emerald Publishing announced it had partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection. We regret, however, to share that KU have run into two obstacles regarding this proposed collection.
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17 Books: Webinar series launches to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in dialogue with youth voices

Dr. Wendy M. Purcell, Harvard University and Brighton Kaoma, United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth have together developed an 'in conversation' webinar series to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in dialogue with youth and student voices.
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Responsible management

Emerald partners with Knowledge Unlatched to create an open access business management and economics eBooks collection aligned to the UN’s SDGs

Emerald Publishing has partnered with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to create and promote an open access eBook collection in the area of business management and economics.
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Emerald Publishing shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild Alison Morrison Diversity Award for second year

We are honoured to be shortlisted for the 2022 Independent Publishers Awards, Alison Morrison Diversity Award, for the second year running.
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Sally Wilson, Publishing Director, talks about 'change fatigue' amidst a need for other publication metrics

An article published in Times Higher Education explores the results from Emerald's 2021 Time for Change report, particularly focusing on the effects of the turbulence caused by the pandemic which may have reduced the appetite for radical reform of research assessment and rewards.

Other resources

Browse our other offerings below.

Case studies

Global teaching materials to engage and inspire. Students can test their assumptions and decision-making skills about real world problems.

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Expert Briefings

We've teamed up with Oxford Analytica to deliver Expert Briefings through Emerald Insight. Read unbiased analyses on world events and their potential political, social and economic effects here.

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ScienceOpen Collection

We've partnered with ScienceOpen to create a quality education for all collection that will be updated regularly to reflect our latest mission-related content. 

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Your publishing development team

Sharon Parkinson

I’m the Quality Education for All Publishing development manager. I am the contact for the Emerald Open Research ‘Education and Learning’ gateway and also have responsibility for working closely with the educational research community to explore and deliver innovative open publishing routes. 

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Prof Mok – Goal advisor

Prof Mok has extensively contributed to the field of social change and education policy, and has a strong leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. Prof Mok values the importance of the SDGs and is an advocate for achieving real impact. He is based at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, ranked 3rd in THE impact rankings for education.

Read Prof Mok's Blog: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international higher education: critical reflections

Our partners

We proudly partner with trusted organisations where shared values can help further our goal to break down educational divides. 

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The Jacobs Foundation

What happens in children’s and young people’s brains when they learn? What does the ideal learning and development environment for each individual look like?

The Jacobs Foundation and its large network have long been seeking answers to these questions, aware that the resulting findings must be shared, debated, and translated into action.

BOLD is an initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Designed as a digital platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions, BOLD encourages any contributions suitable for fostering and advancing the discussion.