Happy Earth Day 2021!
To celebrate Earth Day this year, we are taking the time to share with you some impactful Journals and Research Collections on the platform that are focused on conservation, sustainability, and the environment. Then, we would also like to invite you to a webinar we are hosting about ScienceOpen’s Community-Curated Sustainable Development Goals Research Collections. The webinar will take place on May 6th and all details can be found below!
The following collections are great resources on where to look for information regarding animal and habitat conservation:
- Pensoft Biodiversity collection puts together the content of more than 20 biodiversity journals of Pensoft, including ZooKeys, PhytoKeys, MycoKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal, NeoBiota, and others.
- Marine Life Science & Technology provides a platform that introduces new discoveries and theories associated with marine organisms, bioresources, and biotechnology.
- The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) is a global framework for monitoring and documenting the status of ecosystems. It was developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as part of the growing toolkit for biodiversity risk assessment.
Building a Sustainable Future
On ScienceOpen, we have a lot of publications regarding sustainability. For example, a search for ‘sustainability’ results in over 400,000 records spanning many Collections. However, below we have highlighted several Collections that are particularly focused on the topic of sustainability:
- Emerald: Responsible Management – There has to be a commitment to ensuring sustainability itself is managed ethically and responsibly: Emerald Publishing Group has curated its best research supporting this, linking into SDGs 8,9,10,11 and 12.
- Journal of Green Building published by College Publishing presents the very best peer-reviewed research in green building design, construction, engineering, technological innovation, facilities management, building information modeling, community planning, and landscape architecture.
- EPJ Photovoltaics by EDP Sciences publishes papers in photovoltaic solar energy conversion, high efficiency cells: materials for optical trapping, etc.
- UCL and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – This is a combined collection of UCL published research supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- ScienceOpen’s Community-curated SDG Research – If your research contributes to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, add “Sustainable Development Goals” to your article/book/chapter/conference paper/dataset as a keyword and we will automatically add it to this rapidly growing collection of research outputs.
On the Environment
From climate change to interactions of COVID-19 with the environment to a social sciences and humanities perspective of the human environment, the collections below cover a wide range of topics on the environment:
- UCL Open: Environment is an open access journal by UCL Press and powered by ScienceOpen focused on presenting topical findings on all aspects of the environment.
- Climate Change: Open Access is an automatically updating research collection of open access articles on climate change research.
- Journal of Ocean University of China covers such branches of marine science and technology as meteorology, environment sciences and engineering, life sciences, fishery sciences, food sciences and food engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, geology, remote sensing, and information technology and management.
- Anthropocenes—Human, Inhuman, Posthuman, by the University of Westminster Press, moves beyond concerns around global warming, presenting open access papers on diverse, theoretical approaches to the anthropocene from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Upcoming Webinar: How you can get involved in community-curating SDG research on ScienceOpen
Are you performing or publishing research that is working towards an SDG or ensuring a better future for the environment and life on Earth? Then make sure your contributions are being recognized in the ScienceOpen UN Sustainable Development Goals Collections! You can do this by adding the proper keywords to your article records on ScienceOpen. For further details on this project you can go back to our previous blogpost about it here. Are you interested in participating but are unsure where to start? Then join our upcoming webinar where Stephanie Dawson, CEO of ScienceOpen, will guide researchers, and other stakeholders, step-by-step in how they can get their research that supports the SDGs added to the proper ScienceOpen SDG Collections. This webinar will occur via Zoom on Thursday May 6th at 5pm CET (11am EST). Go to our Event page here to register for free!