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

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

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

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

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

Featured OA chapters

The Global Food System is Not Broken but Its Resilience is Threatened

from Resilience and Food Security in a Food Systems Context

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

How Can We Achieve Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa? The Case of Tanzania

from Agricultural Development in Asia and Africa

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Introduction: Beyond Global Supply Chains

from Beyond Global Food Supply Chains

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

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