Our #ExploreSDGs campaign has featured a variety of publishers from around the world, showcasing on ScienceOpen research that is accelerating progress toward full achievement of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
With major global challenges such as climate change and the recent pandemic, the need to promote technological infrastructure and innovation has grown as a way to bridge the gap between disparities affecting people’s and communities’ resilience around the world.
According to the United Nations, support for least developed countries, advanced technologies and lower carbon emissions are critical for meeting SDG 9 by 2030. In today’s blog, we’ll look at some research that backs up this goal and all of its targets.
Sustainable and resilient infrastructure supporting economic development
Journal of Green Building presents the very best peer-reviewed research in green building design, construction, engineering, technological innovation, building information modeling, community planning, and architecture. With an academic focus on all disciplines related to the built environment, the Journal of Green Building provides a great source of scholarly information in topics linked to SDG 9 and its targets.
Have a look at the articles below and explore the journal collection for more:
- INCORPORATING A DISASTER-RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN CONCEPT, SAFE-TO-FAIL, INTO CURRICULA
- INTEGRATING GREEN RATING SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY FOR FERRY TERMINALS
- CRACK HEALING IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS INCLUDING TESTS METHODS
Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) is a collection, featuring proceedings from the eWiC conference series organized by BCS. International in scope, each volume is designed to provide information that represents a snapshot of current knowledge, debate, or research.
The eWiC Series gives free access to the proceedings of workshops and conferences on the broadest possible range of computing topics.
The eWiC collection features many articles covering topics related to SDG 9, and more specifically sustainable infrastructure and technological innovation in various industries.
- LICSTER – A Low-cost ICS Security Testbed for Education and Research
- Creative AI Futures: Theory and practice
- Attribute-based Access Control for Secure and Resilient Smart Grids
- Measuring the Risk of Cyber Attack in Industrial Control Systems
Encouraging innovation and scientific research
Prometheus. Critical Studies in Innovation is a quarterly peer-reviewed international, multidisciplinary journal published by Pluto Journals that publishes papers on innovation. Focusing on production, introduction and diffusion of change, Prometheus encourages debate and aims to publish papers that are not so technical or specialized that they cannot be appreciated by a wide readership that includes academics, practitioners, and policymakers.
Explore SDG9 in the collection of Prometheus and check out the full collection by Pluto Journals for more relevant research in social sciences addressing innovation in industry and infrastructure.
Highlighted research from Prometheus Journal:
- Century‐of‐Information Research (CIR): A Strategy for Research and Innovation in the Century of Information
- Experience with New Tools and Infrastructures of Research: An Exploratory Study of Distance From, and Attitudes Toward, e‐Research
- e‐Research Infrastructures and Open Science: Towards a New System of Knowledge Production?
- An Information Infrastructure for Development
Journals published by Pluto Journals and featured on ScienceOpen provide an interesting mix of content from various disciplines in various languages.
Highlighted research from the Pluto Journals Collection:
- Pooling Regional Energy between China, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and Russia
- Economic Cooperation Recent Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
- Big Data, Platform Economy and Market Competition: A Preliminary Construction of Plan-Oriented Market Economy System in the Information Era
- Trajectories of liberalisation on the European industrial relations systems : A comparative study
- Targeting Underdevelopment and Poverty in the Muslim World Role of Islamic Finance
- The triple paradigm crisis: economy, environment, and security
Exploring innovation through preprints
ScienceOpen is a great source for many preprints that explore topics of innovation and sustainability, supporting development and economic growth. We have integrated a preprint filter in our search engine to make preprints easily discoverable among our over 90 million records – 2 million of which are preprints.
On preprint collections, scholars can get access to research that supports the acceleration towards the achievement of SDG 9, and initiates debates around the goal and all the topics that it covers.
On the University of South Africa preprint platform UnisArxiv, SDG9-topics are covered by many publications, which are open for reviewing and commenting thanks to our interactive publishing infrastructure. Additionally, researchers at all career stages, including early career researchers, professionals, and senior scholars are invited to submit high quality research manuscripts about the SDGs on this repository.
- Digital Transformational Leadership in Open Distance Learning: Understanding Progressive Transparency
- Quality, Context, and the Repositioning of Continuous Knowledge-Based Innovation in the Learner Support Frameworks of ODL: An African Perspective
- Using E-Portfolios for Meaningful Teaching and Learning in Distance Education in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
ScienceOpen provides its own preprint collection for multidisciplinary scholarly exchange, and we recommend the SO Preprint Collection to all researchers that are in the lookout for a platform where different views, academic perspectives and experiences are represented.
Your work will be published with a creative commons CC BY 4.0 attribution license and assigned a Crossref document object identifier (DOI). Submission of articles or posters is free of charge.
SDG9 related articles on ScienceOpen Preprints
- The Effect of Big Data on Firm Value: The Mediation Roles of Innovation and Financial Performances
- Impact Of Technological Innovation On SMEs Performance In Taraba State (A Study Of SMEs In Wukari Metropolis)
- Exploring the Potential of Blockchain Technology in The Agricultural Industry in East Africa
- A Novel Computer Algorithm for Automating Nano-Scale Thickness Identification of 2D Materials
Explore the entire collection and start reviewing today!
Increasing access to information and supporting least-developed countries
ScienceOpen’s platform supports multilingual content and offers concrete methods for the promotion of scholarly content within our researcher community and beyond.
Two collections dedicated to SDG9-related research exclusively can be found in our platform, highlighting developments around SDG9, and increasing access to information for scholars from all over the world.
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- UCL: UN SDG 09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Not only research articles and preprints, but also book collections offer interesting insights into SDG9 and topics of innovation and sustainability. Below we recommend a few books and the corresponding collections highlighting multidisciplinary research in this area.
SDG9 Books on ScienceOpen:
- Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts – African Minds
- Student Support Services: Opening TVET Education in South Africa through the Provision of Student Support – African Minds
- Fourth Revolution and the Bottom Four Billion : Making Technologies Work for the Poor – Michigan Publishing
- New Communication in the Post-Pandemic Era: Media, Education, and Information : Innovations in Practice – Peter Lang Books
- EIB Impact Report 2020 – European Investment Bank Publications
Enhancing research in the wider SDG context
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