SDG 6: Journal Collections & Special Issues

We invite you to explore Special Issues and Topical Collections related to SDG 6 from across our extensive range of journals. 

And why not submit your next paper to a relevant collection and benefit from wide readership?SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019

If your current work also bears on SDG 6 like the work gathered here, you can amplify its impact by publishing it alongside this work. 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.

Journal Topical Collections

Topical Collections now open for submission

Please note the submission deadlines

Monitoring sanitation and wastewater services for the Sustainable Development Goals Feb. 1, 2024 (npj Clean Water

State and Trends in Water Resources in the Tropics (Discover Water

- Ecohydrological Practices and Wastewater Reuse for Green Production (Discover Water

Advances in Surface Water Resources Engineering (Discover Water)

- Advances in Flood Science: Monitoring, Modelling, Management and Mitigation (Discover Water

Mountain Hydrological Systems: Climate Change, Sustainability, Social Impacts Nexus (Discover Water)

Ongoing Topical Collections - read papers and contribute yours

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Nature Portfolio multi-journal collection)

- Adaptive Water Resources Management Under Climate Change: A Tribute to the memory of Nilgun Harmancioglu (Water Resources Management)

Medieval Waters (Water History)

Sustainable Drainage Systems (Environmental Processes)

Water and carbon cycles in a changing climate (Carbon Balance and Management)

- Flood Risk (Nature Water)

Recently published Topical Collections

Advances in Water and Wastewater Technologies for Remediation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (Environmental Science and Pollution Research)

Research in support of the UN 2023 Water Conference (Nature Water)

Groundwater Management: Sustainability, Environment and Hydrogeoethics (SN Applied Sciences)

Advanced Micro/Nano-Scale Porous Materials for Novel Applications Answering to the Future Needs (Transport in Porous Media)

Interfacial Phenomena in Multiphase Systems at the Pore Scale (Transport in Porous Media)

Mixing in Porous Media (Transport in Porous Media)

Recent Innovations in Clean and Green Conversion Technologies Dealing with Air, Water, Biomass, and Soil (Environmental Science and Pollution Research)

Hydrogeoethics for Water Resources Management: Groundwater - Geoethics - Sustainable Society Nexus (Sustainable Water Resources Management)

Advancements in hydrogeological knowledge of Haiti for recovery and development (Hydrogeology Journal)

International Year of Groundwater (Hydrogeology Journal)

Progress in fractured-rock hydrogeology (Hydrogeology Journal)

Wetland Hydrology and Geomorphology (Wetlands)

Trends, perspectives and prospects of sensor technologies in hydrological sciences (Acta Geophyisca)

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation in Hydraulics (Acta Geophyisca)

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 SDG06-related research on the main hub for SDG 06.

Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 6 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 6 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
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