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Emerald Publishing proudly announces the winners of their Real Impact Interdisciplinary Research Fund Award

Emerald Publishing has announced that it will offer a grant of £10,000 to the University of Lincoln to conduct an interdisciplinary research project and help with the dissemination of the research. Launched in October 2019, the grant exists to find an innovative project that promotes action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through collaboration of

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Keeping the door open

Shelley Allen - Open Research

As the new year dawned, the open access landscape was already in full discussion as cOAlition S requested feedback on their proposed framework for transformative journals. Here I explain our position on this framework and our aspirations for the future. At Emerald we are committed to providing a leading service for open research, in a

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The 1st issue of Real Impact is now live

Read the latest news and insights for the change-makers in the research community, who are passionate about making a difference and challenging the status quo.

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Stay In School campaign: Operationalising the extra medical measures to address the issue of fistula in Northern Nigeria

Dr. Bankole Allibay

Fistula and Extra-Medical Solution The orthodox response to gender-based sicknesses is scientific medical treatment. Although not incorrect, field experiences show that these treatments are often times reactive, and do not prevent a repeat incidence. Social performance practice recommends proactive social risk diagnosis and proactive risk management procedures, rather than reactive impact management. Such is the

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Emerald Publishing announces winners of the 2019 Real Impact Awards

The Real Impact Awards celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe, honour the changemakers, and bring together key stakeholders in the impact debate Emerald Publishing has announced the winners of its annual Real Impact Awards which celebrate the commitment to impact by the research community across the globe. Now in

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Raising the bar on improving the public’s health at Healthy City Design International Congress 2019

Michael Chang - Health, Open Research

This year the theme of the annual Healthy City Design International Congress, ‘Designing for utopia or dystopia? People and planetary health at a crossroads’, reflects a tipping point in which people’s health and wellbeing are becoming a central consideration in healthy city design and place-making.  The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a healthy city as

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Challenges and solutions to sharing health research data

Robert F. Terry, Phaikyeong Cheah, Amanda Blatch-Jones - Open Research

In this blog post, Robert F. Terry, Manager of Research Policy at TDR and  Phaikyeong Cheah, Co-ordinator of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit Data Access Committee and Amanda Blatch-Jones, Senior Research Fellow at the NIHR, explore the importance of data sharing, the scepticism surrounding this practice and what needs to happen in order

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‘By offering the same playing ground for everyone they are able to share their findings.’ A Q&A with journal editor Walter Leal

Walter Leal - Open Research

As the editor of our first flipped open access journal International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) we wanted to hear what Walter Leal thought about making the research landscape more inclusive and open for all.  The journal publishes papers dealing with policy-making on climate change, and methodological approaches to cope with the problems

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‘By publishing my work open access, the results of my research can be beneficial to more researchers.’ A Q&A with author Huynh Thi Lan Huong

Huynh Thi Lan Huong - Open Research

As an author of our open access journal International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) we wanted to hear what Huynh thought about making the research landscape more inclusive and open for all. Here Hyunh discusses more about the opportunities researchers from developing countries have when it comes to publishing open access. Dr. Huynh Thi

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Eight ways early career researchers think open access will benefit the research community

Open Research

The Early Career Researchers Advisory Board for Wellcome Open Research represent the needs and aspirations of early career researchers, making sure the voices of the next generation are heard and to help catalyse reform in publishing research. The members come from many different research areas and represent a vast array of fields of expertise. For

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