We join the United Nations in recognizing the contributions made by women and girls in science, as well as the support for gender equality, both of which contribute to global sustainable development.
We want to say a big thank you to all of the women scientists and academics who contribute to our knowledge of the world and, more importantly, serve as role models and mentors to the next generation.
Emerald Publishing has expanded its collection of Sustainable Development Goals resources on ScienceOpen throughout 2022. These four collections on ScienceOpen support Emerald’s mission of promoting Healthier Lives, Quality Education for All, Responsible Management, and Fairer Society throughout the world, while also aligning perfectly with our goal of promoting diverse perspectives in research across a wide range of disciplines.
Our #ExploreSDGs campaign aims to promote content that is advancing the research and discussion on topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals, but at the same time, it wants to encourage publishers and researchers to join the challenge of achieving Agenda2030’s goals by curating their own SDG research on ScienceOpen.
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. 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.
Our #ExploreSDGs campaign aims to promote SDG progress through scientific research, and this time we would like to highlight the research and scientific work available on the topic of sustainable and clean energy, also known as SDG7.
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goals Research in December
In the same spirit as last December, we will count down to the new year by highlighting research on the platform that supports each United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. Through the year, we have had some great additions to the platform regarding the SDGs, and so we are going to highlight research on the SDGs again this year to include the new Collections that perhaps you haven’t had the opportunity to explore yet.
Continue reading “The Countdown to the New Year with the SDGs”
Biodiversity and Ecology Research
The biodiversity, or number of different species of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and insects, of our planet is so important. Each ecosystem is a complex network of organisms that interact with their physical environment. Human activity has been highly disruptive to the biodiversity of the planet, with scientists showing evidence that we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event due to “accelerated modern human–induced species losses” (Ceballos, 2015). However, this reality does not have to stay so grim. Through research, intervention, and conservation, there are huge efforts underway to prevent species loss and combat global warming. Plus, it seems as if the younger generations, led by activists like Greta Thunberg, are sparking change in government policy and the culture. Additionally, only last year the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) reported some hopeful news that populations of tigers in India and Nepal, African elephants in Namibia, black rhinos, giant pandas, and mountain gorillas are in recovery!
Browse this post for current Biodiversity and Ecological Research
In this post, we’re highlighting research papers from Collections on ScienceOpen that cover biodiversity and ecology. These Collections range from researcher-led collections on very specialized topics to broad publisher collections that contain content from multiple journals. It is our vision that through our Collections infrastructure, important research will be more discoverable and therefore accelerate scientific communication so that fields, such as ecology, can progress faster.
Continue reading “Plants, Animals, Fungi, Oh My! Biodiversity and Ecology Research on ScienceOpen”
At a Glance:
Are you performing or publishing sustainability research? Then make sure your contributions are being recognized in the ScienceOpen UN Sustainable Development Goals Collections! To learn more about how you can do this, join Stephanie Dawson this Thursday at 5pm Berlin Time (11am EST) for the webinar, “How you can get involved in community-curated SDG research on ScienceOpen.”
Continue reading “Webinar Alert: How you can freely promote your sustainability research on ScienceOpen.”
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!
Continue reading “Research Collections for Earth Day (plus, how you can get involved in curating SDG research on ScienceOpen)!”
March 22nd – UN Recognized World Water Day
Since 1993, March 22nd has been designated World Water Day to bring awareness to the importance of fresh water. It goes without saying that access to safe drinking water is essential for survival, good health, sanitation, and quality of life. Access to fresh water is also clearly a concern as average global temperatures rise. Fresh water is predicted to become scarce in some areas of the world while more extreme flooding seasons are expected in others. Presently, the United Nations reports that 1 in 3 people do not have access to safe drinking water and estimates that by 2050 up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas where water is scarce for at least one month a year. Thus, ensuring access to fresh water to everyone is critically important and will only become more difficult in the wake of global warming.
Continue reading “Research for World Water Day 2021”