Top Action Tips for Academic Publishers, Editors and Reviewers

This list of top recommended actions, called “Top Action Tips for Academic Publishers, Editors and Reviewers” provides easy actions that help contribute to a sustainable future. By making simple adjustments, publishers, journal editors, researchers and reviewers can create stronger positive impacts for the sustainable development goals. Multiple publishers provided input into this list and it was written by the SDG Publishers Compact Fellows.

Top Action Tips for Connecting Researchers and Practitioners

Research alone will not make the SDGs reality. Each member of the scholarly community must put research results in the hands of practitioners. Researchers should also formulate their research agenda based on the needs of practitioners. This list provides easy-to-use ideas to encourage these connections and the resulting positive impacts. Multiple publishers provided input and the list was written by the SDG Publishers Compact Fellows.

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.

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.

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.

Quentin Bryce Award

In 2020, UQP launched the UQP Quentin Bryce Award, which is conferred on a new title that celebrates women’s lives and/or promotes gender equality. The inaugural winner was Mununjali writer Ellen van Neerven for their poetry collection Throat, followed by Sarah Walker’s timely and brave essay collection, The First Time I Thought I Was Dying, in 2021, and Mirandi Riwoe’s short story collection about marginalised women, The Burnished Sun, in 2022.

Plantwise Knowledge Bank

The Plantwise Knowledge Bank (PWKB) is our gateway to practical online and offline plant health plant health information, including diagnostic resources, best-practice pest management advice and plant clinic data analysis for targeted crop protection. To provide data management support to our partners, we developed the Plantwise Online Management System (POMS) to store and manage information on Plantwise activities in their countries.

Pest Risk Analysis Tool

Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) is used by national plant protection organizations to assess the likelihood of new pests entering a country, establishing, spreading and causing harm. This tool provides a framework to compile the scientific evidence to justify phytosanitary measures aimed at preventing pest introductions whilst facilitating safe trade and travel. It is linked to around 20K pest and host datasheets and provides workflows to assess a plant commodity pathway or an individual pest.

VentiTrenta is a free online magazine for girls and boys which aims to present the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a clear and accessible way, through world news and stories about real people fighting for the planet and the rights of all human beings.
This is the challenge: how to reflect on the great problems of today and on the prospects for the future in an age-appropriate way.

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.