Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 13

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13, Climate Action 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 13, Climate Action that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Interviews with authors of open access books related to SDG 13

Prof. Dave Reay

Prof. Dave Reay

Professor of Carbon Management, University of Edinburgh, UK and Director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.

Author of Climate-Smart Food

"If you want your book to reach around the world and inform a readership you’d never normally be able to speak to then open access is for you." 
Read the interview

Dr. Sven Teske

Dr. Sven Teske

Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Editor of Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

"I would encourage more academics to publish open access" Read the interview

Patrick Huntjens

Patrick Huntjens

Research and Innovation Centre Agri, Food and Life Sciences (RIC-AFL), Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands

Author of the book Towards a Natural Social Contract

"I consider open access publishing not only a moral duty, but also an ethical commitment to make my work equally available to anyone who has an interest.Read the interview

Featured OA Books

Featured German 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

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