The ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations is based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to stimulate action over the next years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, the planet, and prosperity.
In the last few weeks, in collaboration with our partners, we’ve been promoting themed collections dedicated to the SDGs and the global challenge of Agenda2030, content related to SDGs 3, 7, 8, 15 &16, and opportunities for publishers on ScienceOpen to showcase their content and put it in the context of their SDG of choice, facilitating scientific communication and making science more accessible.
SDG17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Today, we would like to highlight how publishers and researchers may become involved in our campaign and the challenge of achieving Agenda2030’s goals by curating their own SDG research on ScienceOpen.
Many researchers are developing solutions to assist the globe in achieving these goals faster. Referencing a specific goal in the publication’s abstract or keywords is an easy approach to notify readers (and search engines) that this work is relevant to that goal. On ScienceOpen you can add a summary, thumbnail image, keywords, and disciplines to your article record to increase the discoverability of your research. Our discovery engine will automatically add articles to the appropriate SDG collection if you simply add phrases like “Sustainable Development Goals,” “SDG 1,” or “SDG1: No Poverty” to your article keywords or include it in your author summary.
Add a lay summary
Another great way to contribute to more visibility for your work on the Sustainable Development Goals is by writing a plain language author summary to help clarify your study to the broader public in straightforward words. With our user-friendly interface, you can add and share an Author Summary of your SDG-related publication very easily to raise awareness among the general public.
Join the conversation by reviewing
Review an article to share your knowledge with others and highlight excellent work being done to achieve the SDGs. An article review, like a book review, provides an assessment of the work as well as recommendations for future readers.
A review on ScienceOpen is linked with ORCID and published with a Crossref DOI and best-practice XML metadata for cross-system discovery. To ensure expert reviews, ScienceOpen requires a user to have at least 5 articles published in order to be considered an automatic reviewer. If you have fewer, get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Recommend and share search results in one click
Users of ScienceOpen can spread the word on relevant research and innovative discoveries related to the advancement toward SDGs in a few seconds, simply by clicking on the recommend button.
If you want to share search results, with your own filters and selections, click on the “Share search” button and then click on “Twitter.” This would automatically generate a tweet with the search result in a new window! It’s really that simple.
Publish your SDG-related paper or poster
ScienceOpen allows all researchers out there, in search of a journal, to publish their most recent paper as a preprint on ScienceOpen Preprints, sharing their findings with peers and the whole scientific community in a fast and very ‘sustainable’ way. Preprints are open to the public and include a Crossref DOI. It only takes a few clicks to get published, increase your work’s visibility, and start an academic conversation with peers.
But it’s not only about research papers. On ScienceOpen you can easily submit your posters for free as well, allowing your colleagues to comment on and debate your work whenever and wherever they like, rather than just for a few hours in a busy, noisy conference hall.
After receiving at least two positive peer reviews, you may publish your preprint on ScienceOpen Research, in a formatted state-of-the-art typesetting version as PDF and XML with all metadata for only $400 USD. Or if your preprint is published elsewhere, you can connect it to your ScienceOpen preprint with the “enhance metadata” function.
Collect research on the SDGs
On ScienceOpen, you can apply to be a collection editor (write to firstname.lastname@example.org) and create an interactive bibliography that allows you to showcase your research topic with state-of-the-art search and discovery tools to sort publications by altmetric scores, citations, date, and more. Our collections help you share your work, build a community and increase awareness. With our statistics, you can track the usage, citations, and altmetrics of your publications of interest, and see how they change over time.
Every ScienceOpen Profile is integrated with ORCID for a low-maintenance presence, making it possible to add previous publications from or to an ORCID record with only one click.
By following fellow researchers and publishers, ScienceOpen makes it easier for everyone to stay up to date with the latest developments in the Sustainable Development Goals, and any other topic of relevance.
SDG Collections by ScienceOpen
ScienceOpen has created a series of Collections centered on the SDGs in order to raise awareness of the goals and honor the scholars who are trying to achieve them.
The keyword “SDG’#'” or “Sustainable Development Goals” is used to compile article entries in each Collection. Any researcher can participate because keywords are generated by users. These collections are highlighted in the ScienceOpen exploration environment’s shortcut search menus and via banners on all relevant content – presently approximately 80 million publications.