Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has joined the Research4Life partnership which gives the publisher the opportunity to aid the non-profit initiative in its mission to make research available across many of the world’s developing countries.
Research4Life is a collective name for 5 programmes which provide developing countries with free or low-cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content from over 175 publishers online. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to scholarly, professional, and research information.
Emerald’s publishing missions are aligned to helping to meet the United Nation’s sustainability goals of ‘leaving no-one behind’ by 2030. A target that the company believes can be met when diverse voices are part of both developing and disseminating research, to get the knowledge and information into the hands of those that can make real change happen. Through this partnership, they can be part of that drive towards finding the solutions to help the UN meet their goal by adding Emerald’s research to Reseach4Life’s portfolio, which to date has reached more than 10,000 institutions.
Emerald believes that research is most impactful when a diverse range of voices are included, and this partnership shows the companies continued commitment to driving change and standing up for the under-represented.
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