SDG 14: Collections, Special Issues & Calls for Papers

Explore Topical Collections and Special Issues currently open for submission from across our extensive range of journals.

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Call for Papers: Submit your next paper to a relevant collection and benefit from wide readership.

If your current work bears on SDG 14, you can amplify its impact by publishing it in one of these collections. Springer Nature’s focus on the SDGs means policymakers, government officials, and researchers like you will come back to collections like these to find the research they need to further their own work.

These are a few of the collections currently open for submission for research related to SDG 14 Life below Water. We invite you to submit your paper.

Benefits of Publishing in a Journal Collection / Special Issue

What are some of the benefits of publishing in a collection?

Context: Your results and research will appear alongside others working on the same question—helping put your work in the proper context. 

Expert guidance: An expert Guest Editor, known to you and your colleagues in your field—who understands your work more completely than the journal’s regular Editors. 

Timely review and publication: Because a collection has a time focus, the journal places extra effort on timely review and publication.

Improved visibility: Because journals often feature topical collections on their home pages, your work will be more readily visible as compared to publishing in a regular issue or sequence.

Submit your paper to one of the collections listed above or explore journals publishing SDG14-related research on the main hub for SDG 14.

Tara Pacific Collection

An epic voyage finds astonishing microbial diversity among coral reefs. The Tara Pacific expedition and program is not only the largest genotyping study conducted on a marine system, but it also represents a significant and large effort towards structuring and managing ecosystem-scale data to make them ‘open access’ and available to a broader community.

Read research published across the Springer Nature portfolio from this ambitious project. View the Collection

Epic voyage finds astonishing microbial diversity among coral reefs (Nature news)

Blue Food Collection

The Blue Food Assessment, a collaboration between the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stanford University in partnership with EAT explores the role that aquatic foods can play in building healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems.

In this collection, journals in the Nature Portfolio shine a spotlight on how aquatic food systems — blue foods — can help end hunger and accelerate the creation of a sustainable global food system. Access the collection.

The Ocean in Humanity’s Future - Collection

Fourteen world leaders ask an international group of researchers where next for the ocean economy. This collection delivers some of the answers.

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy commissioned a series of ‘Blue Papers’ assessing the health and economic potential of the oceans. This Collection builds on these findings to help navigate the transition to a more sustainable relationship with our seas. Discover the collection.