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Open research at Emerald
Find out about our open access options, why open research is important, and the benefits you can gain from publishing open access.
We are passionate about helping authors tell their story in a meaningful and timely way. In doing so, we are committed to providing a leading service for open research, celebrating transparency and co-creation in a way that instils trust and confidence in our communities and global audiences worldwide.
For over 50 years our core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. That’s why we are excited to offer a truly open service for all.
The definition varies, but generally refers to making the scholarly communication process more effective, transparent and collaborative.
There are many other outputs of the research cycle that are useful for fellow academics who want to understand and build upon your work. These can include research data, code, and lab notes. Many of these can be published on our Emerald Open Research platform.
Why is open research important?
Makes science more widely available – reaches new audiences, helps developing countries, etc.
Supports accountability – researchers, funders and institutions are under pressure to share results funded by taxpayer money and show that money has been spent wisely. Increasing funder mandates around this, etc.
It's reshaping the way researchers communicate and collaborate, advancing the pace and quality of discovery.
Helps with research integrity and reproducibility. And it’s more economical as methods can be reused.
Routes to open research
We provide a wide range of options, from traditional routes such as our open journals and books, to our innovative open research platform. So the choice is yours – whichever route you choose, you’ll be assured of discoverability, impact and openness for all.
All our journals offer gold open access through the hybrid option. We also publish have a growing number of fully open access journals that offer gold and platinum open access where the author doesn't pay an APC.