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Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #3 Good Health and Well-being

Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #3 Good Health and Well-being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is to always be prepared for health emergencies, as well as the crucial necessity for solid frameworks to address public health system preparedness and reaction to similar challenging events in the future.

The Sustainable Development Goal 3 #SDG3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Today, we will explore some innovative scholarly content available in our network that can help scientists, researchers, and practitioners working on sustainable development goals to make faster progress toward achieving Goal 3 of Agenda2030.

SDG3 focuses on medical emergencies affecting children’s and maternal health and well-being around the world, as well as the prevention and cure of diseases such as AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases that claim the lives of millions of people every year.

Promotion of Children’s and Maternal Health and Well-Being

The Pan African Medical Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on clinical medicine and is aimed solely at professionals in the medical, paramedical, public health, and other health-related fields. PAMJ is a firm believer in making scientific work done in Africa quickly and openly available to all researchers globally, and it aspires to foster, encourage, and sustain a culture of information sharing and publication across the continent that will enhance people’s health outcomes.

PAMJ’s ScienceOpen collection includes case reports and articles on rare diseases, epidemic management and control, treatment of physical and mental problems, public health system resilience, and other topics that concern the well-being of children, youth, and women.

Hogrefe Medicine is another collection that covers a wide range of highly acclaimed, generally peer-reviewed journals in the field of medicine, with publications available both in German and English. There are currently approximately 8000 publications available in this collection, spanning a wide range of health research and medical disciplines.

‘Kindheit, Jugend und Entwicklung’ is a collection devoted to developmental psychology’s psychological, psychiatric, and pediatric subjects, with research largely in German from renowned Hogrefe Publishing Group journals.

In this collection you can find plenty of research publications focusing on the health and well-being on children:

Life Sciences by AKJournals collection contains articles from journals on the developments in the health sciences field, interventional medicine, microbiology, and immunology. Here you can also get access to plenty of articles promoting children’s health and discovering topics related to SDG3.

Medical Physics Publishing (MPP) publishes books by and for physicists, residents, radiologists, and technologists in medical physics and related subjects. Discover some titles from MPP’s comprehensive backlist of books, reports, and theses in medical physics:

Research on tropical diseases and promotion of access to healthcare

Dove Medical Press Super Collection focuses on publishing open-access peer-reviewed journals in a variety of fields, including science, technology, and medicine. On ScienceOpen, you may access a large array of Dove Medical Press collections, which cover a variety of fields of study and medical studies, including: Clinical Interventions in Aging, Nanomedicine, Pain Research, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, OncoTargets and Therapy etc.

Below we are highlighting some of the latest research relevant to SDG3:

In 2018, an estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 years died, mostly from preventable causes. Of these deaths, 5.3 million occurred in the first 5 years, with almost half of these in the first month of life.

World Health Organization

China Tropical Medicine is a journal dedicated entirely to the research of tropical diseases. It focuses on the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases such as parasitic diseases, viral and bacterial diseases, endemic diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, food and nutrition, health education, and health emergencies, among others.

SDG3 aims to address inequalities that vulnerable groups confront in terms of healthcare access, which can lead to increased risks of contracting infectious diseases or fewer possibilities to overcome them.

The Physician, a collection published by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin), features research from across the healthcare spectrum, with a focus on issues affecting migrants’ health, international medical/ nursing graduates, diaspora studies, and differential outcomes in patients and professionals based on ethnicity or other protected characteristics.

Digital Health and Innovation in Healthcare

The integration of digital devices into the daily activities of health practitioners is one example of technological improvements in medicine, and the JMIR Digital Health Collection on ScienceOpen currently covers the breadth and quality of digital health research. Many of the articles you see in this collection are the result of Open Science best practices, such as open peer review of preprints and the publication of protocols prior to results.

The world’s first peer-reviewed open access journal, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), promotes and disseminates distributed ledger technology research and developments in healthcare information systems, clinical computers, network technologies, and biological sciences.

Karger: Digital Health encompasses a selection of publications on digital health from across a variety of Karger books and journals, introducing new tools, methodologies, and increasing knowledge in digital health, which allows researchers to gain greater insights within their respective fields.

Karger’s research on ScienceOpen spans a wide range of subjects and fields, with over 146.000 publications and ten topical collections. In the super collection, you can find all of Karger’s available research.

Topical collections dedicated to SDG3

Emerald: Healthier Lives collection showcases Emerald’s ‘Healthier Lives’ mission aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 3 on Good Health and Well-being. Emerald’s objective is to assist researchers, practitioners, service users, their families and careers in communicating their work in order to effect genuine change in people’s health and wellbeing, resulting in happier lives for all.

UCL: UN SDG 03 Good Health and Well-Being features all UCL published research supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3. Through its world-class research and teaching and the way it operates as an institution, UCL is playing a leading role in responding to the challenges set out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of tobacco use, prevention, and cessation that can promote a tobacco free society.

Highlighted books on SDG3 related topics

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Don’t forget to include the keyword SDG3 in any publications that are relevant to this topic, and get in touch with our team if you are interested in curating a topical collection around any of the SDGs as a researcher or publisher.

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