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

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.


Winds of Change: A Novel Tool to Reimagine Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil

This year's winner of the Emerald and HETL Outstanding Doctoral Research Award was on a new (self) assessment matrix which helps higher education institutions assess their internationalization processes.

Read more about Gabriel Brito Amorim’s research, and download the infographic


Comparative education

How can comparative education help to identify the best instructional models, academic standards, and policies of educational institutions?

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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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Calls for papers

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

Social justice, equity, and agency: global challenges linking health, wellbeing and sustainability education
Submit! Overview Global environmental changes in conjunction with substantial social justice issues are impacting the health and wellbeing of us all, raising significant concerns related to how…
Marketing History in Spain
Introduction:  The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing invites submissions for a special issue focused on ‘Marketing History in Spain.’ Several overarching themes are planned including…
Mentoring and coaching preparation and training in professional contexts
Introduction The main aim of this special issue is to increase knowledge, understanding and awareness of how mentoring and coaching preparation programs can be used to better prepare those working…
Conceptual and methodological problems in the emerging field of wellbeing education
Overview Interest in the area of wellbeing education is burgeoning. It has emerged both from increased recognition that wellbeing and human flourishing are central to the goals and purposes of…
Biodiversity management in higher education institutions
Introduction  The Convention of Biological Diversity defines biodiversity as “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia terrestrial, marine and other aquatic…
Problematizing development and education for sustainability
Introduction  ‘Education for Sustainability’ (EfS) refers to the arena of studies and policy discourse that emerged rather abruptly into the mainstream in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Rooted in…
Leading international schools - a tragedy. Theorising leadership practice for sustainable development.
Introduction   Educational leadership in private K-12 English-medium of instruction ‘international schools’ is viewed as under researched and almost completely under theorised. What little is known…
Inclusive Pedagogies and Services
How do we create cultures of inclusivity in libraries where librarians not only value inclusive principles, but enact them in meaningful ways? Reference Services Review (RSR) seeks abstract proposals…
Effective use of film in the social studies classroom
Aim For this special issue of Social Studies Research and Practice, the aim is to invite articles showing the effective use of film in the social studies classroom.  Using film influence students’…
Recent Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services/Structures (NKOS) Research
Guest Editors: Joseph Busch ([email protected]) Joseph Busch is the founder and principal of Taxonomy Strategies which has been guiding global companies, government agencies,…

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.

News & press

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

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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.
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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.
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Emerald to co-sponsor the Women in Academia Support Network Conference

Emerald Publishing is co-sponsoring the Women in Academia Support Network’s (WIASN) Virtually Undisciplined Conference which takes place virtually between the 31st March and 1st April 2022.

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.

Explore cases on Emerald Insight >

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.

See featured Expert Briefings >

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. 

Browse the collection >

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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. 


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.