COVID-19: the latest research & publishing opportunities

Updated regularly, this page brings together the latest research on the management of the epidemic and the broader impact on society, along with opportunities for you to publish your work with us.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for more research into the wider impacts of the crisis on society is being increasingly highlighted.

That’s why we’re passionate about commissioning and disseminating timely and relevant research about the societal impact of the disease.

Read a statement from our CEO, Vicky Williams, about how we are continuing to support our communities during the crisis.

Calls for papers

Browse a selection of our latest calls for papers related to the Coronavirus, the management of epidemics & the broader impact on society here.

Alternatively, you can find the right home for your COVID-related research by browsing all of our current calls for papers related to this theme.

All COVID-related calls for papers

Special issues

Here are some of the latest COVID-themed special issues from our extensive journal collection.

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Visit our open access Coronavirus collection

All research published in our Coronavirus collection on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research, is immediately available to read, download and share.

Browse the research and find out more about publishing your own findings with us.

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Case studies

Managing in a crisis: lessons from the COVID-19 crisis

Emerging Markets Case Studies has published a number of cases in the COVID-19 Special issue, in collaboration with Gordon Institution of Business Science, University of Pretoria with more to follow later in the year.

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Experts from around the globe discuss important topics including COVID-19 in this series.

Listen to the podcasts listed here or browse all of our podcasts.

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Supply chain resilience through COVID-19 and beyond

Host Daniel Ridge speaks with the guest editors and authors of the special issue: "Learning from the Covid-19 pandemic: Planning, controlling and driving change for greater resilience in supply chains."


The future of work

2020 has been rough. How have companies adapted to the social and political climate of the last year to better serve consumers and employees?


Lockdown six months on: how COVID-19 & Black Lives Matter have changed our working lives

In this episode, we talk to Professor Jonathan Wilson, taking a look at the changes 2020 has brought to our working lives, and how we’ve responded to COVID-19 and BlackLivesMatter.


How Covid-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system

We join Bob Doherty and Madeleine Power, both at the University of York, to discuss how Covid-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system.


Revising the REF deadline: Research Excellence Framework 2021 and Covid-19

In March 2020, REF 2021 was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We join Chris Hewson and Mark Taylor to explore the implications, and what this means for universities, funding and support staff.

News & blogs

We believe in the power of diverse voices and exploring different views and experiences, especially as we face a global public health crisis. Read our news and blogs, or find out how you can join the conversation.

News and Press Releases

Emerald preparing for the future: a statement from CEO Vicky Williams

Emerald Publishing, like many other businesses, has been coming to terms with the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, our communities and our…

22nd September 2020

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Opinion and Blog

A global think tank is helping policy makers tackle the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs

Author: Dr. Mohammad Nurunnabi, PhD, CMA, SFHEA, FRSA, FAIA (Acad), CMBE Businesses around the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19…

29th July 2020

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Opinion and Blog

The COVID-19 Pandemic and internationalisation of higher education: International students' knowledge, experiences, and wellbeing

Authors: Padmore Adusei Amoah and Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Internationalisation of education is facing unprecedented…

17th June 2020

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Opinion and Blog

Teacher whispers: Storying education in times of crisis and emergency

Author: Mark Vicars, Associate Professor- Victoria University, Melbourne Australia In January 2020, teacherwhispers started with the aim…

17th June 2020

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Opinion and Blog

You should write your Covid-19 story: The importance of medical humanities today

Author: Samantha Allen Wright Samantha Allen Wright is Assistant Professor of English at William Penn University, USA, and the author of…

8th June 2020

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Opinion and Blog

Covid-19 – Authoritarianism, woke hypocrisy and the opportunity to build a better society?

Authors: James Treadwell, John Bahadur Lamb, Adam Lynes and Craig Kelly At the time of writing, the debate continues regarding how most…

19th May 2020

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Opinion and Blog

Arts for Health: creativity & coronavirus

Author: Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities, Institution: University of Nottingham As Covid-19 drives people into their homes in…

12th May 2020

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News and Press Releases

Emerald joins the C-19 Business Pledge

We share how we’re striving to get research & resources into the hands of those who need it most. “The answers to the coronavirus…

23rd April 2020

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Opinion and Blog

Chinese citizens' reactions and perceptions of the local government response to crisis management

Author: Ka Ho Mok, Chair Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong To understand how citizens in China assess their local governments’…

22nd April 2020

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Opinion and Blog

Keeping your project on track during a crisis

Author: Yellow Brick Consulting As Transition and Activation Planning project managers, we have encountered many different project crises…

6th April 2020

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Other research articles

As a signatory of the Wellcome statement, we endeavour to make peer-reviewed research relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic freely available during the outbreak. All of our journal articles, including coronavirus-related content can be accessed via Emerald Insight once you complete the simple and free registration process. 

If you find a coronavirus-related paper that you think should be free to access, please let us know.

Further resources

Visit our partners for more great resources and support, including research content, a researcher 'match-making' network or a practical COVID-19 support pack.

World Health Organisation

With content updated daily, you can search the World Health Organisation (WHO) website for the latest scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. 

Search the WHO database

PubMed Central

Visit PubMed Central for a free full-text archive of journal literature

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Crowdhelix, in partnership with media company Science Business, has launched a free, open access match-making platform for COVID-19 researchers to find one another across the globe.

Find fellow researchers

MindTools support pack

To help you during this unprecedented health crisis, download a free "support pack" of relevant and practical videos and articles aimed at maintaining your physical and emotional well-being.

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