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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Coaching and mentoring in education

This mission highlights cutting-edge research, theoretical accounts, and emerging issues of mentoring and coaching in educational contexts, including schools, colleges and universities.

More on this mission

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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.

The value of events education – reflecting on the past and shaping the future
Submit your paper here Introduction   The aim of this special issue is to examine the evolution of events education and to explore its value to the continuing development of the events…
The Future of Learning: Generative AI’s Impact on International Business Education
Submit your paper here! Introduction In November 2022, OpenAI publicly released ChatGPT, a chatbot that responds to written prompts and questions and delivers human-like responses. Since the…
Enhancing collaboration between school professionals and local communities
Introduction  The theme of professional capital in schools is approached by focusing on the capability of professionals to listen to local needs and collaborate with families and other…
Artificial Intelligence for competency based personalised learning
Introduction The emergence of technology such as ChatGPT and generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has engendered debate in the academic and practitioner literature around the use and usefulness…
Learning Organizations and Tourism Sustainability
Submit your paper here! Introduction In recent years, a substantial volume of scholarly inquiry has been dedicated to the management and advancement of sustainable tourism (Schianetz et al., 2007;…
Teaching about Religion and Spirituality: Pathways to Anti-Oppressive Visions of the Social Studies
Introduction According to research by the Pew Foundation (2022), Americans experience increasing percentages of people who are spiritual but not religious. Such findings may not be surprizing in…
Leading Schools towards Ecosystems for Learning and Flourishing
Introduction The global education landscape has been profoundly shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, putting tremendous stress on school communities. This crisis has amplified student mental health…
Global Perspectives on Construction Workforce Education and Apprenticeship
Upcoming themed issue  Introduction The workforce in construction faces a significant challenge due to an ageing population, project complexity and technological forces. This trend is…
Counterterrorism advancements across mental health services
Submit your paper here! Introduction The aim is to offer an updated and practically oriented understanding of empirically substantiated insights pertaining to the care of radicalised individuals…
Research on the Superintendency
Introduction The aim of this special issue is to showcase new research on the superintendency (school district leadership) across diverse international contexts. We invite articles that delve into…

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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Learning to level-up? Taking action to supporting working-class boys in education

Dr Alex Blower discusses taking action to support working-class boys in education.
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Applying research on learning: Self Managed Learning

In this blog, Dr. Ian Cunningham discusses the creation of the Self Managed Learning College, which caters to young people ages 9 to 16.
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Building a platform for global teaching competencies to advance equitable education in diverse classrooms

Dr Joyce Pittman highlights the impacts of the research, including the launch of a five-year research study on developing teachers' global teaching competency skills.
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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.

News & press

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

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ResearchGate and Emerald partner to drive journal readership and visibility with Journal Home

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Emerald Publishing, one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, today announced a new partnership to add 18 Emerald journals to ResearchGate – making these journals seamlessly discoverable and accessible by ResearchGate’s millions of members globally.
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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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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.

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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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. 

Get in touch

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.