We work towards the collective achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In the scholarly context, there are explicit approaches that can be taken.
Our co-creatives advocating for the SDGs
Tennant, J., Francuzik, W., Dunleavy, D. J., Fecher, B., Gonzalez-Marquez, M., & Steiner, T. (2020, March 24). Open Scholarship as a mechanism for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/8yk62
SDG indicator taxonomy
To encourage scholarly publishing venues and research institutions in adopting the SDG indicator taxonomy for solution-oriented research output that allows for direct application to societal and environmental interventions to mitigate climate change, forced migration, war and conflict, and other existential crises of our times.
Read more and cite as
Havemann, J., Matizirofa, L., & Selematsela, D. (2023). SDG indicator codes as metadata in institutional repositories and scholarly indexing systems. Access 2 Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.21428/51e64700.1269c546
SDG Advocacy through scholarly publishing
Supporting researchers and the publishing community in creating a sustainable future through action.
Each piece that drives the academic publishing community is represented in the SDG Publishers Compact Fellows. From each of our disparate perspectives, every issue takes a different shape; however, the Fellows are unified in the belief that we are each poised and bound to act – that we can ensure scholarship and learning serves the good of the earth and all who inhabit it. We are those who have decided to build a world where publishers, researchers, educators and practitioners collaborate to solve the SDGs.sdgcompactfellows.org/our-mission-and-vision
TOP ACTION TIPS
The SDG Publishers Compact Fellows have identified key practical actions that different groups within the scholarly community can take to embed SDGs into practice.
Top action tips for promoting equity in research and publishing: for collaborative use by researchers, publishers, editors, funders and higher education institutions.
Academic publishers, editors & reviewers
The academic publishing community must create the systems through which research and education can drive global achievement of the SDGs.
Graduate researchers & students
The new generations of researchers, beginning their careers in a time of change and action, must integrate sustainability into the agenda of future scholarship.
Authors must actively choose to create the knowledge humankind needs to fuel growth that is sustainable and make change that is positive.
Libraries must ensure that the knowledge required to achieve the SDGs can be recognized, discovered and made available to those who will build upon it and put it into action.
Connecting researchers & practitioners
Research alone will not make the SDGs reality. Each member of scholarly community must work to put research in the hands of practitioners.
Driving sustainability-literacy in educational materials
To grow a world where sustainability-literacy the norm, our textbooks and other educational materials must truly integrate sustainability concepts.
Communicating Implications: Policymakers, Journalists & the Public
To drive real world change, the practical implications of SDG related research must be accessible to policymakers, journalists and the public.
Communicating Implications: Professionals & Practitioners
To drive real world change, the practical implications of SDG related research must be accessible to professionals and practitioners.
View all these action tips at sdgcompactfellows.org/top-action-tips.