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Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #4 Quality Education

Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #4 Quality Education

The SDGs pave the path for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They deal with global issues like poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, justice, and education.

One of ScienceOpen’s work philosophies is making information and knowledge accessible and available to everyone. Agenda2030’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 is based on a similar philosophy.

SDG4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Our #ExploreSDGs campaign seeks to promote SDG progress through scientific research, and this time we would like to highlight research and scientific work on the topic of quality education, also known as SDG4.

Equal access for all to equitable and quality education

The Peter Lang Group collection, a recent addition to our network, provides a glimpse into Peter Lang’s editorial program, representing over 50 years of expertise in publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences.

This collection of educational book and book chapter titles represents a diverse range of perspectives, best practices, and high-quality research from around the world.

With over 1,400 titles published each year in German, English, and French, as well as a variety of other languages, ranging from traditional print products to eBooks and Open Access publications, the Peter Lang Group remains committed to providing top-quality publishing services to Higher Education institutions and academics, with a total commitment to the global dissemination of academic research. Explore more titles on the topic of education in the lists below:

Highlighted Books by Peter Lang:

Highlighted book chapters:

The London Review of Education (LRE) is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by UCL Press that offers a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of education. It is free to read and write for; no article processing fees apply.

LRE is a broad-reaching journal that publishes rigorous analysis and significant research across key themes in education using a variety of methodologies.

Through an independent, anonymous peer-review process, we ensure the highest quality of reporting and presentation. Once accepted, articles appear in the next issue, avoiding publication delays. LRE, as an entirely web-based open-access journal, allows for the inclusion of illustrative video clips, color photos, and illustrations.

Our diverse collections address the issue of equitable education access from various angles. Many of our collections are devoted to medical education, research and statistics on various educational systems and case studies, an interdisciplinary approach to incorporating social sciences and humanities research, social and behavioral research in educational systems, and so on.

A simple search for the term ‘education’ yields over 1.2 million search results for you to explore.

Amsterdam University Press Books is a leading scholarly publisher in Humanities and Social Sciences, featuring plenty of book titles on topics of education, equity in education, and addressing challenges of different education systems around the world.

Amsterdam University Press’ goal is to make current research available to scholars, students, innovators, and the general public. AUP stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and international academic community engagement.

Technology, Mind, and Behavior (TMB) is an open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association. TMB publishes original work in the field of human-technology interaction, with a focus on individual or group human behavior, featuring different papers on the topic of education and especially the improvement of online education.

Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for all

The London Review of Education collection includes a special series on Decolonizing the School Curriculum, which focuses on attempts to pivot educational systems toward decolonizing national school curricula in the UK and elsewhere. This special series focuses on efforts to address global protests and put pressure on governments to resolve discrimination embedded in school curricula, thus decolonizing and diversifying education.

The collections by JMIR Publications: JMIR: Digital Health Collection and JMIR: Research Protocols feature different research papers and protocols, on topics of awareness-raising and improvement of access to medical education and knowledge, addressing current disparities affecting women or minorities in different contexts.

Discover the topic of Quality Education in the JMIR collections, where you can find titles similar to:

Other highlighted titles in this context:

Through its infrastructure, ScienceOpen can create an innovative channel to increase submissions to your journal and provide an appealing showcase for topical content in a form of a collection. Our solutions respond to rapidly developing scientific developments and a rapidly changing digital landscape.

EFORT Open Reviews provides high-quality instructional review articles across the whole field of orthopedics and traumatology. A great opportunity for more quality research and results in the field of medical education. Peer-reviewed articles in the EFORT collection, from international experts, summarize current knowledge and practice in orthopaedics, with the aim of providing systematic coverage of the field. 

Other collections worth mentioning are the Educational Journals from University of Buckingham Press, and the journals of UUM Press – Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development

The collection of UCL Press on ScienceOpen includes many journals that address education topics in various fields, such as history education, film education, development education and global learning, etc. Most of the titles addressing topics related to SDG4 can be found in their collection dedicated to SDG4, of which only a few are highlighted below:

Other highlighted titles by UCL Press’

Another collection curated around the topic covered by SDG4 is the Emerald Quality Education for All collection, which aims to help researchers share their work and collaborate to find ways to bridge divides so that everyone has equal access to quality education. Emerald, a leading social science publisher, is currently utilizing all of its resources to further promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Below we present just a glimpse of the content that you can explore in this collection:

Keeping the conversation on the future of education going

The COOL Knowledge Series looks into the use of ‘open learning’ in South African Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and universities.

The papers in this collection aim to promote a better understanding of open learning practices across the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector, including issues such as: recognition of prior learning, access for students with disabilities, work integrated learning, professional development, novel student funding mechanisms, leadership for open educational practices, and institutionalization of open educational practices.

Highlighted titles:

Apart from our numerous book and journal collections, ScienceOpen’s network features plenty of conference material, discussions, and reviews, covering different topics of accessibility, equal opportunities in education, and overcoming current challenges around the world.

A special mention goes to UNISA’s collection on the 2021 Research and Innovation Open Distance and eLearning Virtual Conference, where you can learn more about the current discussion on opportunities, challenges, and models facing Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) in a globally connected digital era.

Keep in mind that this year’s conference is still looking for your input on the topic of open and distance learning. Check out the Call for Papers for ODeL 2022 here.

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research communication platform with the technological infrastructure to support multi-dimensional search, community curation, and researcher networking. We provide space and services to different publishers to promote their content – from enriched metadata and promotional packages, to open access hosting solutions and custom-tailored publishing environments.

Be part of our #ExploreSDGs campaign!

Join our #ExploreSDGs Twitter campaign and use the hashtags #ExploreSDGs and #ScienceOpen to share your own ScienceOpen research featuring topics related to the promotion of quality education for all.

If you are a publisher and want to showcase your research in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, get in touch with us and we can discuss more in detail. For more information on our publishing solutions and how they can be tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our colleague Stuart Cooper.

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