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Emerald Open Research

Emerald Open Research is a new open access publishing platform that supports rapid publication and allows authors to achieve transparency through an open peer review process and open data policy.

The platform is a natural evolution of our flagship Emerald Reach programme. It has been developed to offer authors choice, visibility, and flexibility when it comes to open access. The platform supports rapid publication of research, allowing it to start gathering views, downloads and citations without delay. This will be followed by open peer review controlled by the author.

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How does Emerald Open Research work?

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Why should I publish on Emerald Open Research?

Emerald Open Research is focused around the needs of our authors, giving you the best opportunity to increase discoverability, accessibility, and impact of your work.

  • Speed – You can publish your research rapidly, allowing dissemination of research to happen more quickly.

  • Traditional and non-traditional formats – You can publish research beyond traditional articles e.g. - case studies, data notes and reviews.

  • Open peer review – You will have control over selecting your own reviewers.

  • Real time metrics – You can see real time metrics related to your work which will include downloads, citations and altmetrics.

  • Real Impact – You can contribute to societal challenges more quickly, as research will be made accessible to a wider audience.

What content types does the platform publish?

The platform will publish research beyond traditional articles:

  • Research articles
  • Case studies
  • Opinion articles
  • Research notes
  • Data notes
  • Methods articles
  • Software tools
  • Study protocols
  • Editorials
  • Correspondence (critique of an Emerald Open Research article only)

What areas of research can I publish in?

The initial focus will be on six themes aligned to Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations (UN).

  • Healthy Lives
  • Responsible Management
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Education & Learning
  • Digital World
  • Sustainable Food Systems

What will it cost to publish with Emerald Open Research?

Publishing costs will be covered by an article processing charge (APC) payable by the author or their institution/funder. The APC is a fixed charge ranging between $1,200-$2,500*, depending on article length. F1000 will provide editorial, production and administrative support to authors throughout the publication and post-publication peer review process.

Article processing fees:

  • Fewer than 5,000 words $1,200*
  • 5,000-8,000 words $1,500*
  • 8,000-15,000 words $2,500*

*Plus VAT as applicable under UK & EU VAT rules.

We will also accept articles longer than 15,000 words; the APCs for these will be based on the word count.