Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 2

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, Zero Hunger 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 2, Zero Hunger that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Interviews with authors of open access books related to SDG 2

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. Hugo Campos

Dr. Hugo Campos

Director of Research, International Potato Center, Chile
Author of The Potato Crop and The Innovation Revolution in Agriculture

"OA is about reaching people who cannot afford books in developing countries, about enabling others to be successfulRead the interview

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

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

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 Chapters

Introduction: Thinking About Seeds

from Seeds for Diversity and Inclusion

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Better-off Women Boosting Groundnut Business in Ghana

from Sowing Legume Seeds, Reaping Cash

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Nutrition for a 100 Year Life

from Japan Nutrition

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Global Trends in Wheat Production, Consumption and Trade

from Wheat Improvement

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Transforming Yam Seed Systems in West Africa

from Root, Tuber and Banana Food System Innovations

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Climate-Smart Chocolate

from Climate-Smart Food

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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