Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 3

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Good Health and Well-being 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 3, Good Health and Well-being that show what publishing an OA book can mean.


Interviews with authors of open access books related to SDG 3

Prof. Emeritus Maurice B. Mittelmark

Prof. Emeritus Maurice B. Mittelmark

Professor Emeritus, University of Bergen, Norway. 

Editor of The Handbook of Salutogenesis (Second edition 2022).

"OA is the only publishing model that ensures an academic book will achieve deep and timely penetration of my academic arenaRead the interview

Michael Wehmeyer

Michael Wehmeyer

Department of Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA

Co-Editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education

"Through open access, many more people around the world have access to the ideas and strategies presented in the Handbook, which we believe will facilitate the growth of the field." 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

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

Consequences of Care Poverty

from Care Poverty

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

‘This Is a Punishment to America’ Framing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe’s Mainstream Media

from Health Crises and Media Discourses in Sub-Saharan Africa

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

COVID-19 Vaccines: Between Ethics, Health and Economics

from Vaccines, Medicines and COVID-19

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

The International Childbirth Initiative: An Applied Anthropologist’s Account of Developing Global Guidelines

from Anthropologies of Global Maternal and Reproductive Health

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Melancholia and the New Biological Psychiatry

from From Melancholia to Depression 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Safer Care: Shaping the Future

from Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

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Good reasons to publish an OA book

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

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