This is
Emerald Engage

The community for those involved with research

Join thought leaders in your field to share views, exchange ideas, get advice and make connections.

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Why join?

  • Link up with colleagues around the world to mutually challenge thinking and debate topics that matter
  • Share best practices, ideas and challenges
  • Expand your peer network – meet people in similar roles and develop meaningful relationships that help progress your thinking
  • Be part of a trusted environment that supports your career development and creates opportunities to collaborate with others in your field
  • Get your voice heard – help us to shape fresh thinking, and as a thank you, be rewarded for your time and effort with our member of the month and prize draws
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Our community


There are lots of ways you can interact with your community:

  • Join existing discussions
  • Connect with others involved with academia from around the world
  • Join focus groups and discuss the things that matter to you


We support your research and development needs by providing you with:

  • Regular updates and topical information
  • Information to make your roles easier
  • Insight into what’s new in research, academic publishing and higher education


We want to hear your opinions, experiences and the challenges you face. You can also help shape our services and products. You’ll be invited to:

  • Participate in competitions, surveys and polls
  • Help us design the services and products you need
  • Get your opinion heard, and let others shape your thinking too


To say thank you for your engagement, you’ll be entered into our monthly prize draw. The more activities you take part in, the more entries you’ll have. Plus, if you’re the most active member you might be awarded ‘Member of the Month’ and Emerald will donate £100 to a charity from a list of charity partners. We’ll also have spot prizes throughout the year, it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for taking part.


Meet our community

Join Emerald Engage to connect with others and find out the latest in your industry.

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“In 2018, I was invited to join. This provided a great opportunity for me to meet and network with likeminded colleagues, discuss and share examples of good practice and have a say in the future of Emerald’s online platform and products. Their online platform – a community of co-creation, learning and growth – has broadened this outreach and allowed us to contribute further to research, and the development of our profession.”

Lucy Roper – UCEM Information Governance Manager

“I am impressed with the discussions that have been occurring. The topics are interesting (and sometimes fun, too!) and most contributors provide good insight into the subject material. I admire Emerald for providing this service. There is nothing else quite like it and certainly nothing else like it that is provided by a vendor. The network is much wider in scope and contains substantive conversations that make we want to engage with it. I look forward to hearing from more members in the future.”

Dave Tyckoson, California State University – Fresno

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone join Emerald Engage or do I need to be an Emerald customer?

Everyone in the academic community is welcome to join, you don’t have to be an Emerald customer.

How often will I receive invitations to participate?

You will be given regular opportunities to take part in activities and initiatives that are relevant to you and within your specific role in academia.

Can I leave Emerald Engage at any time?

You are free to leave the community at any time. You can unsubscribe to our emails or terminate your membership within your member profile.

How will information I share on Emerald Engage be used?

We will use the information you share on Emerald Engage to understand views on relevant topics, products and services. We may also ask your opinion on new and developing products and services to help shape these to suit your needs. Your personal details will never be passed on to a third party for marketing purposes.

Is the information I give you safe?

We keep your personal information safe and private. Our privacy policy aims to answer questions you may have about how we collect, use and protect your personal information.

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