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We want to influence positive change, whether it’s the future of research assessment, open access or finding new ways to make research more accessible and discoverable.
Our commitment extends to commissioning a broader range of research outputs, moving ‘beyond the journal’ and recognising that ‘research is not article shaped’. Working with our communities, we will discover and experiment with new forms of digital content to help researchers better tell the story of their work. Our aim is to contribute to the development of new best practices to help members of the community learn from each other and create positive change.
Our stance on DORA
In February 2019 we were one of the first publishers to sign up to DORA, the Declaration on Research Assessment, supporting its vision. A core thrust of DORA is that journal-based metrics are often misused and ill applied in research and researcher evaluation. Signing DORA is a natural extension to Emerald’s commitment to driving positive change, working in partnership with communities across and beyond the research ecosystem.
SDG Publishers Compact
We are delighted to be a founding signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Publishers Compact, which is designed to inspire action among publishers, and accelerate progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. This makes a clear commitment to the underlying principles of developing sustainable practices and acting as champion of the SDGs during the Decade of Action (2020–2030), publishing content that will help inform, develop and inspire action in that direction. We have long sought to challenge the status quo in the market; thinking differently about our content programme and creating new impact barometers that more accurately reflected the modern research era.
How we're doing
Find out about the progress we have made so far in our commitments to DORA and the UN SDG Publisher Compact.