SDG13: Journals & Collections

So many researchers like you have chosen Springer Nature for their UN SDG13-related research that they’ve made Springer Nature the leading publisher for this world-changing work.

SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019Why? Because: Policy makers, business leaders, and fellow researchers already know to come to Springer Nature to find important research in SDG 13. 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 to submit your next paper to one of the journals or collections listed below.

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 SDG13-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?

Call for papers: Journal collections open for submission

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Nature Portfolio multi-journal collection) Ongoing

Math for SDG 13 - Climate Action (Springer Mathematics multi-journal collection) Ongoing

- Barriers and Pathways to Climate Action (npj Climate Action) Deadline: 30 Apr. 2024

- Behavioral Economics of Climate Action (npj Climate Action) Deadline: 31 Jan. 2024

- Carbon mitigation potential in land: Lessons learned, present actions, and future priorities (Carbon Balance and Management) Deadline: 31 Jan. 2024

- Assessment of the 2021 Extreme Summer Flood in Central Europe (Environmental Sciences Europe) Deadline: 31 Mar. 2024

- Climate engineering (Scientific reports) Deadline: 15 Mar. 2024

Mountain Hydrological Systems: Climate Change, Sustainability, Social Impacts Nexus (Discover Water) Deadline: 30 Jun. 2023

- Climate-induced financial innovation: instruments and institutions (Financial Innovation) Deadline: 31 Dec. 2023

- Memetic Approaches for Physics-Informed Machine Learning for Environmental Sustainability and Development (Memetic Computing) Deadline: 31 Dec. 2023

- Integrated and Solution-oriented Sustainability Research for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (Discover Sustainability) Deadline: 1 Jan. 2024

- Climate Change and Human Behavior: Society’s Challenges towards Sustainable Futures (Discover Sustainability, Discover Psychology) Deadline: 30 Jan. 2024

- Climate adaptation of inland waters: Increasing resilience, developing novel management strategies, and sustaining ecosystem services (Ambio) Deadline: 29 Feb. 2024

- Cool it - How to address global cooling needs in a warming world? (Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change) Ongoing

- Weather Attribution (Climatic Change) Ongoing

- Water and carbon cycles in a changing climate (Carbon Balance and Management) Ongoing

- Groundwater, climate change, adaptation and mitigation (Theoretical and Applied Climatology) Ongoing

- Artificial Intelligence and Meteorology (Bulletin of Atmospheric Science and Technology) Ongoing

- Observation challenges in mountain meteorology (Bulletin of Atmospheric Science and Technnology) Ongoing

- Groundwater, climate change, adaptation and mitigation (Theoretical and Applied Climatology) Ongoing

- Adaptive Water Resources Management Under Climate Change: A Tribute to the memory of Nilgun Harmancioglu (Water Resources Management) 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.