The digital divide is the disparity between those who have access and can benefit from use of ICT to technology and those who cannot. There are several factors which may impact this disparity including socioeconomic and geographical factors as well as differences between more and less developed nations.
More recently with the outbreak of Coronavirus, we have been able to witness first-hand just how important access to ICT and digital resources are. As more activities move online, now more than ever can we see the impact of a Digital Divide across the globe.
By closing the digital divide, together we can work towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Develop goals by giving people the access to improve health and wellbeing, drive economic growth, close the gender gap and reduce zero hunger.
Publish your research in our Digital World gateway!
Our Digital World gateway on our open access platform Emerald Open Research is welcoming research aligned to Digital Divide as we believe in making research in this crucial area open to all.
The Digital World gateway presents a unique world of opportunities for researchers and allows content to reach a global audience, whiles also being published rapidly. All published research will have open peer reviews, an open data policy and be freely available to read, download and reuse.
You can find out more about the gateway here.
Are you working on research related to Coronavirus (COVID 19)?
We recently launched a publishing fund of £20,000 which will cover the APCs for related research published on Emerald Open Research. As well as the need for medical and hard sciences, social sciences research is vital to the prevention, management and understanding of the wider societal impact of COVID-19.If you are working on research which looks at the global societal impact you can find out more about publishing your research here.