Connecting Research With Practice: Emerging Trends and Recommended Actions

Our urgent sustainability challenges demand changes in research paper protocols. To encourage practical applications of your research, abstracts can highlight implications for practitioners and policymakers while referring to specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Publishers Compact Fellows have released some top action tips for authors and researchers to assist in responding to these emerging trends.

Special Collections on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Research That Builds Our Future

As a signatory to the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact, Wiley is committed to championing the SDGs and sharing the published research that will help inform, develop, and inspire action in advancement of the goals. This set of collections highlights some of the research that plays such a crucial role in helping us understand, reflect, and question the roles we play, and the action needed to help move the world towards a more sustainable and resilient path.

MDPI SDG Hub

MDPI’s SDG Hub provides thousands of recent open–access content on SDGs in the form of scientific articles and books.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Education for All

Quality Education for All is one of the four Emerald goals areas designed to support and promote research aligned predominantly with the SDG4. One commitment to the SDGs is with our quarterly theme-based missions focussing on one aspect of these interconnected global issues. We use a broad array of outputs to reach a wider audience and go beyond academia. We are also committed to making research as fair and accessible as possible via our innovative Emerald Open Research platform, aligned to SDGs

SDG Publishers Compact Fellows Program

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative SDG Publisher Compact Fellows is a joint initiative from multiple UN & higher education agencies across the academic publishing sector (eg., publishers, librarians, academics). We work to create important outcomes for the academic international community through integrating SDGs in educational materials, translating SDGs into practice (connecting researchers & practitioners), redefining impact of SDGs, and changing the culture in Higher Education.

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

R Discovery SDG Collection

It is a key goal for institutions and for publishers to be able to quantify how much of their published research relates to one or more of the SDGs. R Discovery SDG Collection is the first free resource of its kind to curate content from hundreds of publishers, thousands of journals, over 96 million articles and organize it based on the relevant SDG goal.