SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

The global research community is urgently focused on questions of decent work, fair wages, access to opportunities and jobs, diversity of labor markets, and more. Recent crises, such as the Covid pandemic, wars in vulnerable areas, and climate change has made even clearer just how crucial these questions are.

SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019Below you will see hand-picked examples of recent work researchers have published across Springer Nature’s portfolios, including Springer and Palgrave, spotlighting key work in the quest to expand fair economic opportunities, and decent work, for all.

Browse and publish in new Multi-Journal Collections

Submissions are now open for three Collections dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities represented by the themes of SDG 8.   Participating in each Collection are several journals from which authors may choose to submit (one journal per article); submissions will be considered by the respective Editor-in-Chief, following the standard reviewing procedure for the journal.  The Collections are open-ended with no immediate deadlines for submission; articles will be published online upon acceptance, assigned to the first available issue in their target journal, and curated into virtual Collections, into which articles will be added from all of the participating journals.  

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Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 8 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 8 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 Research 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
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