Open Access Books: Supporting SDG 12

Research on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, Responsible Consumption and Production 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 12, Responsible Consumption and Production that show what publishing an OA book can mean.

Interviews with an author of an open access book related to SDG 12

Patrick Huntjens

Patrick Huntjens

Research and Innovation Centre Agri, Food and Life Sciences (RIC-AFL), Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Delft, The Netherlands

Author of the book Towards a Natural Social Contract

"I consider open access publishing not only a moral duty, but also an ethical commitment to make my work equally available to anyone who has an interest.Read the interview

Featured OA books

Featured OA chapters

Towards Sustainable Consumption: Reflections on the Concepts of Social Loading, Excess and Idle Capacity

from Consumption, Sustainability and Everyday Life

Palgrave Macmillan 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Sustainable Consumption

from Sustainable Business

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Business Challenges in the Transition to Sustainability

from Business Transitions: A Path to Sustainability

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Featured German-language 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