Category: Reduced inequalities

Healthier Lives

Healthier Lives is one of four Emerald goal areas designed to support and promote research aligned with SDG3. The Healthier Lives agenda principally takes the form of quarterly mission campaigns. Concurrently, the Emerald Open Research Gateway for Healthier Lives –a platform for fast author-led publication and open peer review – focuses on promoting good physical and mental health, and bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice to achieve healthier lives for all.

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Are you in?

Are you in aims to unite academia to make change happen. It was initiated by Emerald Publishing and sparked by a recognition that real change in academia can only happen when we join up and commit to working together. We’re asking people to join us in working towards a fairer, more equitable environment where research can have a real-world impact and those within it can reach their full potential. We outline six commitments where we can work together for change as part of this.

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Fairer Society

Fairer Society is one of Emerald’s 4 goals areas designed to promote research for a world where no-one is left behind. Our commitment to the SDGs is showcased via our various initiatives starting with our theme-based missions focussing on key interdisciplinary topics for the betterment of society. We use a broad array of outputs to reach a wider audience beyond academia and are committed to make research open to all as illustrated by our innovative Open Research platform with its 6 gateways.

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Research in Support of Equity (RISE)

This free access collection of research articles and book chapters encourages you to ask questions, broaden understanding with new perspectives, and engage with social equity, providing historical and geographic context, as well as contemporary insights. Whether you are a researcher, instructor, student, policymaker, or interested reader, Wiley has provided content across nine broad research categories relating to equity, to inform your further research and activism.

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i-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology

i-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology has been satiating the reader’s quest to sense the role of technology in education effectively, and puts forth the insight of international authors in education technology and bestows a global outlook to the readers. It renders the most modern trends and researches in Higher education to stay current with the new trends and thus to structure a vital and valuable academia.

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CACTUS Mental Health Survey – A global survey on mental health among researchers

The CACTUS Mental Health Survey is the largest and most diverse global survey on mental health among researchers. 13000+ researchers across 169 countries participated in this survey, talking about joy and stress triggers in academia and the need for a more positive, nurturing research culture. Insights from this survey have contributed to sustaining an important conversation on researcher mental health and prompts research institutions to take tangible steps towards helping researchers thrive.

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The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG10 Hub: Reduced Inequalities

Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Programme aims to connect the researchers who are tackling the world’s toughest challenges with the practitioners in policy and business who desperately need those insights to achieve their goals in improving the world, by making our publishing activities more visible. To better achieve SDG 10, Springer Nature has here collected a selection of our published content from across disciplines, format and imprint related to reducing inequalities.

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Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)

In June 2014, the Accessible Books Consortium was launched in order to boost the number of books in accessible formats for people around the globe who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled. The ABC also encourages publishers to commit to accessible publishing, adopt accessibility features within their publishing processes, and include descriptions of the accessibility features of their products in the information they provide to others in the book supply chain.

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The Diversity Baseline Survey

In 2015, Lee and Low Books released a survey on diversity conduced in 2015. The survey aimed to establish concrete statistics regarding diversity in the publishing workforce, and ask the question: if the people who work in publishing are not a diverse group, how can diverse voices be represented in books? It concluded that the workforce in North America was overwhelmingly white and straight. When the survey was repeated in 2019, the numbers reflected essentially the same demographic statistics.

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