Calls for papers, journals & collections

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WSN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019hy? Because: Policy makers, business leaders, and fellow researchers already know to come to Springer Nature to find important research in SDG 3. Because Springer Nature works with the SDG Publishers Compact and leading institutions like the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). And because Springer Nature offers some of the best venues to publish in, including the options to publish in a fully open access (OA) journal, or to publish OA in a hybrid journal.

We invite you to explore and submit your next paper to one of the journals or collections listed below.

Calls for papers: journal collections open for submission

Below is a list of current calls for papers for article collections organized by topic. Each link will go to the individual collection page. We encourage you to submit your research.

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Nature portfolio multi-journal collection

Deadline: Ongoing

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health

Respectful maternity care

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Deadline: 30 Nov. 2023

Meeting the need of children's mental health

npj Mental Health Research

Deadline: 20 Dec. 2023

The consequences of adverse reproductive experiences on later life outcomes 

Discover Social Science and Health

Deadline: 31 Dec. 2023

Birth control technologies: success, side effects, and treating side effects

Contraception and Reproductive Medicine

Deadline: 31 Jan. 2024

Maternal, newborn and reproductive health in low-and middle-income and fragile settings 

npj Women's Health

Deadline: 4 Feb. 2024

Pediatric palliative care

BMC Palliative Care

Deadline: 9 Feb. 2024

Safe prevention of primary cesarean delivery

Maternal health, Neonatology and Perinatology) 

Deadline: 30 June 2024

Maternal and Neonatal Wellbeing: Impact of Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology

Deadline: Ongoing

Advances in Perinatology through Emerging Technologies

Reproductive Sciences

Deadline: Ongoing

Enhancing equity through digital technologies for sexual and reproductive health in low and middle-income countries

Reproductive Health

Deadline: Ongoing

Non-communicable diseases, mental health and environmental risks

Depression, anxiety, and mental health in ageing

BMC Geriatrics

Deadline: 8 Jan. 2024

Cancer control in low- and middle-income countries

BMC Cancer

Deadline: 13 Jan. 2024

"Planeterranean" Diet: Globally Extending the Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Journal of Translational Medicine

Deadline: 31 Jan. 2024

Sedentary behavior and disease risk

BMC Public Health

Deadline: 5 Feb. 2024

Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health

BMC Psychology

Deadline: 16 Feb. 2024

Suicide prevention

BMC Public Health

Deadline: 22 Feb. 2024

Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution

Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

Deadline: 31 May 2024

One Health for Headache

The Journal of Headache and Pain

Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

Impact of climate change on non-communicable diseases

multiple journals

Deadline: Ongoing

Health systems and funding

Suburban Health Inequality

Discover Social Science and Health

Deadline: 31 Dec. 2023

The Global South’s Long-Term Challenge of Sustainable Healthcare in the LMICs' Health Systems

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

Deadline: 31 Dec. 2023

Health services for substance use disorders

BMC Health Services Research

Deadline: 8 Jan. 2024

Complex interventions to improve health

Scientific Reports

Deadline: 11 Jan. 2024

The role of community health workers in primary care

BMC Primary Care

Deadline: 12 Feb. 2024

Disasters, crisis, and emergency management within health services

BMC Health Services Research

Deadline: 28 Feb. 2024

Health Systems in sub-Saharan Africa 

Discover Health Systems

Deadline: 1 Mar. 2024

Health inequalities in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

International Journal for Equity in Health

Deadline: 5 Mar. 2024

The abiding, hidden, and pervasive centrality of the health research workforce

(Human Resources for Health

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2024

Economic impacts of infectious diseases of poverty

Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Deadline: Ongoing

Benefits of publishing in a journal collection

What are some of the benefits of publishing in a collection?

  • Context: Your results and research will appear alongside others working on the same question—helping put your work in the proper context. 
  • Expert guidance: An expert Guest Editor, known to you and your colleagues in your field—who understands your work more completely than the journal’s regular Editors. 
  • Timely review and publication: Because a collection has a time focus, the journal places extra effort on timely review and publication.
  • Improved visibility: Because journals often feature topical collections on their home pages, your work will be more readily visible as compared to publishing in a regular issue or sequence.

Highlighted journals

Journal open access agreements

00G7H_LP-SDG11_Visual Creation © Springer NatureResearchers at more than 3,450 institutions worldwide are benefitting from transformative agreements (TAs) with Springer Nature—and that number is growing.

These agreements cover the open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for researchers at those institutions. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA with your fees covered.

Benefits of publishing your SDG 3-related research openly include increased citation and usage, greater public engagement, faster impact and compliance with open access mandates.

Are you entitled to publish OA with your fees covered?