Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals: Product Development and Open Access

Sponsored by Springer Nature

Recorded on 04/26/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 314

In the final episode of this four-part series, Nicola Jones, Director of the Springer Nature SDG Programme, discusses the product development of Nature Journals and Books in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Deviating from the traditional model, Nature Journals assembled multidisciplinary experts to work together in producing high-impact research on the same topic—such as, Nature Human Behaviour launched in 2017, and, more recently, Nature Mental Health (for an interview with Rebecca Cooney, PhD, Chief Editor of Nature Mental Health, click here). In addition, Nicola explains how, despite their individual identities and audiences, Springer and Palgrave Macmillan joined forces for a cross imprint related to the goals, which forged connections between the publishers and avoided saturating the market with SDG content. Last, she highlights the significant role open access plays in the SDG Programme, and the book publishing partnership with the Lyrasis consortium that supports this commitment to open research.

About the guest:

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Nicola Jones
Springer Nature SDG Programme

Nicola Jones is the Director of the Springer Nature SDG Programme: Springer Nature’s response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this role she is responsible for coordinating the publishing activity across Springer Nature where it relates to the UN SDGs, with the aim of bringing research that has the potential to help achieve the Goals to the attention of those best placed to implement it. In order to do this, she works with the editors and publishers across Springer Nature’s journals, books and other products and across all relevant disciplines to ensure that the approach is joined up, information is shared across departments and that all relevant colleagues are engaged with the programme.

Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:

Check out our previous series with Springer Nature:
– Introducing Nature Mental Health
– Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics
– Practical Sustainability
– Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts
– The Path Toward Open Science

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