Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 1

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, No Poverty 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 1, No Poverty that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Interviews with authors of open access books related to SDG 1

Rajeev  Varshney

Rajeev Varshney

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India

Co-author of the books Sowing Legume Seeds, Reaping Cash and Enhancing Smallholder Farmers' Access to Seed of Improved Legume Varieties Through Multi-Stakeholder Platforms

"The high downloads we have seen for our books would not have been possible without open access." Read the interview

Andrea Membretti

Andrea Membretti

Assistant Professor, Universitz of Pavia, Italy
Jess Delves
Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS), Bolzano, Italy
Editors of the book Sustainable Futures in Southern Africa's Mountains

"OA is a great opportunity to reach a wider audience, particularly beyond a purely academic sphereRead the interview

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds

Wheat Physiology, Global Wheat program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Texcoco, Mexico

Co-Editor of the book Wheat Improvement: Food Security in a Changing Climate

"Open access allows for the whole volume to be shared electronically and printed locally." Read the interview

Featured OA Books

Featured OA Chapters

The Right to a Name, Nationality, and to Know and Be Cared for by Parents

from Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Linkage Between Agriculture, Poverty and Malnutrition in India

from Revitalizing Indian Agriculture and Boosting Farmer Incomes

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Making Sense of Segregation in a Well-Connected City: The Case of Berlin

from Urban Socio-Economic Segregation and Income Inequality

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Good reasons to publish an OA book

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

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