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.
Special Issue: Patient-led Research and Advocacy Effort
This special issue emphasizes the crucial role of children, and their families play in helping to co-produce and mobilize knowledge to deal with the grim reality of childhood cancer. By illuminating the growing influence of patient representatives and patient groups on research methods, advocacy, and policy, the special issue aims to encourage the childhood cancer community to further explore, partner and foster that influence.
Community Science Journal and Exchange
Community Science Exchange (communitysci.org) is a platform for best practices on making closer connections between researchers and community members. To solve societal challenges and meet sustainability goals, it is vital science connects with communities. The journal is an open access peer-reviewed publication for scientific findings of community science. It offers researchers and community practitioners a place to publish and share their work.
Public Health Challenges
Public Health Challenges is an open access, multidisciplinary journal addressing all areas of public health research, policy, and practice. With a truly global scope, we provide a platform to facilitate knowledge of urgent public health matters and their understanding and solutions. We welcome high quality research representing the full spectrum of global public health and publish all works in the open access format freely available and accessible to the international public health community
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.
The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG3 Hub: Good Health and Well-being
As a global publisher we are committed to playing our role in advancing progress towards achieving SDG3 by both supporting researchers and being an active voice, promoting an interdisciplinary evidenced-based approach to all targets and indicators within this goal. This research hub aims to enabling greater access to high-quality content to assist policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organisations, in making research-backed decisions to advance the international well-being agenda.
Read The World
“Read The World” was launched as a response to the isolation imposed on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative provided a platform for much-loved children’s authors to read extracts of their books and promote the benefits of reading to younger generations.
The Lancet has embraced the SDG goals in a series of Lancet Commissions specifically addressing the SDG goal of good health and wellbeing. The commissions outline the current progress, challenges and solutions that are needed from the research community and society in order to achieve the 2030 SDG 3 targets. Commissions include a review of the “Elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030” and “A UNAIDS–Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS—Advancing Global Health”.
Free access to academic ressources during the pandemic
Since the beginning of the crisis and on several occasions, French scientific and higher education publishers made their e-books or their databases freely accessible online, in order to ensure teaching continuity.