SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being

Good health and wellbeing are essential to sustainable development. Although great strides have been made within key factors associated with good health and quality of life, progress is uneven globally and there is more that we can do. SDG 3 reflects the complexities and the interconnectedness of health and wellbeing, and as a global publisher we are committed to playing our role in advancing progress towards achieving SDG3 by both supporting researchers and being an active voice, promoting an interdisciplinary evidenced-based approach to all targets and indicators within this goal.

SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019Collaborative evidence-based approaches to public policy and healthcare policy and practice are essential not only in addressing inequalities, but also in building trusted sustainable ways forward in which to ensure good health and wellbeing for all. Through the research we publish we hope to play our role in not only supporting researchers in both the publication and development of their work in this area, but also in enabling greater access to high-quality content to assist policy-makers, governments and humanitarian organisations, in making research-backed decisions to advance the international wellbeing agenda. 

Featured Journals

Explore a few hand-picked journals below and find many more >>> journals and article collections on the dedicated website.

Topical Collections & Special Issues relevant to SDG3

Special Issues and Collections open for submission

Find many more on >> Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health | Infectious diseases | Non-communicable diseases, mental health and environmental risks | Health systems and funding

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Child and Adolescent Health (Nature Communications & Communications Medicine)

- One Health for Headache (The Journal of Headache and Pain)

Disparities in access to sexual and reproductive health services (BMC Women's Health & BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)

Quality improvement in maternal and reproductive health services (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and BMC Women's Health)

Identifying people with tuberculosis and linking to care: finding the missing millions (BMC Global and Public Health)

Stigma and mental health in infectious diseases (BMC Global and Public Health)

Ongoing Topical Collections - Read papers and contribute yours

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Long-term Impact of COVID in Cancer Patients (multiple journals)

Cancer Disparities (multiple journals)

Global climate change: the defining issue of our time for our children’s health (Pediatric Research)

Impact of climate change on non-communicable diseases (multiple journals)

Stem Cells and UN SDG 3: The impact of COVID and Infectious Diseases, addressing UN SDG Target 3.3 (Stem Cell Reviews and Reports)

Elimination of infectious diseases of poverty as a key contribution to achieving the SDGs (multiple journals)

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (multiple journals)

The Sustainable Development Goals Series

Discover the latest SDG3-related books published in Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals Series. 
The Series features research on each of the SDGs, addressing the urgent global challenges facing humanity. The books published in the Series feature impactful contributions that support the efforts to make the SDGs a reality.  

Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 3 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 3 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
  • Support in writing and publishing your work — both free, including tutorials and paid research solutions services, including editing, translation, and more.  ᐅAuthor Services  ᐅResearch Solutions
  • An easy way to get started on a book. Even if it is only a germ of an idea, by filling in this form, you will be put in touch with an editor who can help you grow it into a fully formed book.  ᐅSubmit your book idea

Discussions on health

Meet the SDG3 Researchers Blog Series

New Content ItemIn this series, we interview academics and practitioners working in diverse fields to achieve SDG3. Particular focus is on researchers based in, or working in settings in, the Global South, minorities, and female scientists, and whose work is bridging gaps between disciplines, countries, and basic and applied research. Discover now.

Science for a Sustainable Future

SSF Health Pannel 2021 © Springer Nature 2021Springer Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) hosted a virtual conference to unpack the role of science and expert knowledge in diagnosing challenges and developing solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Watch the health panel discussion now.

Infectious Disease of Poverty

IDEA Forum © Springer NatureThe IDEA Forum is a series of online webinars presented by our previous authors to share their research findings and stories, enabling their interaction with the audiences and readers. Watch the recordings.

Blogs related to SDG3

SDG3 and societal impact

SDG3_95px © Springer Nature 2021Discover SDG3 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this downloadable infographic, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more.

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