Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 3

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Good Health and Well-being can have a huge impact on policy as a book. Books—more than journal articles—often form the basis for governmental and non-governmental organization policy approaches.

A book can reach those key people. And open access (OA) books can have the widest possible reach. Anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection can read OA books. Below, you’ll find a list of OA books on SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Interviews with authors of open access books related to SDG 3

Myron Christodoulides

Myron Christodoulides

Author of Vaccines for Neglected Pathogens: Strategies, Achievements and Challenges

"Publishing OA is important for researchers from disadvantaged countries who have limited funds" Read the interview

Virginia Berridge

Virginia Berridge

Author of E-Cigarettes and the Comparative Politics of Harm Reduction

"Open access has helped with getting instant access to a rapidly changing policy field" Read the interview

Pavla Miller

Pavla Miller

Prof. Emeritus Maurice B. Mittelmark

Prof. Emeritus Maurice B. Mittelmark

Professor Emeritus, University of Bergen, Norway. 

Editor of The Handbook of Salutogenesis (Second edition 2022).

"OA is the only publishing model that ensures an academic book will achieve deep and timely penetration of my academic arenaRead the interview

Michael Wehmeyer

Michael Wehmeyer

Department of Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA

Co-Editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education

"Through open access, many more people around the world have access to the ideas and strategies presented in the Handbook, which we believe will facilitate the growth of the field." Read the interview

Teiji Nakamura

Teiji Nakamura

Kanagawa University of Human Services, Yokosuka, Japan

Author of Japan Nutrition

"It has been of great benefit to be able to communicate the history, characteristics and significance of Japan Nutrition.Read the interview

Featured OA books

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Health systems and funding

Non-communicable diseases, mental health and environmental risks

Infectious diseases

Featured OA chapters

Pulse Oximetry: The Working Principle, Signal Formation, and Applications

from Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Introduction: The Past Continuous of Epidemiology

from Historical Explorations of Modern Epidemiology

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Subjective Well-Being, Family Dynamics and Vulnerability

from Withstanding Vulnerability throughout Adult Life

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Featured German-language books

Good reasons to publish an OA book

  • Increased visibility & discoverability
  • High quality
  • Authors retain copyright
  • Compliance with funder mandates

We look forward to publishing your OA book and helping you achieve your goals. Learn more