Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 4

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, Quality Education 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 4, Quality Education that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Read the interview with an author of a book related to SDG 4

Justin W. Cook

Justin W. Cook

Justin W. Cook, Founding Director, Center for Complexity at Rhode Island School of Design, USA.

Author of Sustainability, Human Wellbeing and the Future of Education

"We have seen tremendous engagement with the book that we otherwise likely would not have achieved without open accessRead 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

Featured OA Chapters

The Role of Coping Skills for Developing Resilience Among Children and Adolescents

from The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

The Right Not to Be Separated from Parents

from Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Outdoor Learning—Why It Should Be High up on the Agenda of Every Educator

from High-Quality Outdoor Learning 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies Across Europe: Conceptual Lenses

from Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies across Europe 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

What Is “Contemporary American Jewish Education”?

from Principles and Pedagogies in Jewish Education

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Decolonizing Healing Through Indigenous Ways of Knowing

from Reimagining Science Education in the Anthropocene

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

German-language OA Books

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

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