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.

Responsible Management

Responsible Management is one of Emerald’s 4 goals areas designed to promote research leading to a more ethical, responsible, and sustainable ways of working. Our commitment to the SDGs is showcased via our theme-based missions focussing on key interdisciplinary topics for decent work for all. 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.

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.

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.

ASCE Publishing SDG collections

ASCE Publishing’s SDG hub provides granular collections of sustainability- and SDG-related content. These collections raise the profile and discoverability of relevant research from ASCE’s vast volume of content. Five collections have been curated that address the SDGs in which ASCE publishes the greatest volume of content: Clean Water and Sanitation (6), Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), Climate Action (13).

Sustainbility Hub

Stories and case studies on more sustainable, positive impact business practices, and how to connect communities and help them do the same.

Climate Action Gateway

The Climate Action Gateway brings together all content published on F1000Research related to climate change, its causes, impacts and potential solutions; making the information rapidly and openly accessible for others to consult and use, thus supporting the development of effective scientific, policy, economic, social and behavioural responses.

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.

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.