SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

From diversity initiatives in the corporate world to new public and social policies around migration, attention to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities, seems to be at an all-time high. Nonetheless, it remains a goal out of easy reach: the COVID-19 pandemic has indeed exacerbated global inequalities, disproportionately impacting less-developed countries and communities of color, deepening gender inequalities, and increasing global unemployment.

Even as we publish peer-reviewed, cutting-edge research that approaches these issues from academic and policy points of view, we also work internally to attain a more equal workplace through our Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and employee networks; externally, we participate in projects to help achieve a more equal research landscape, such as our founding membership in Research4Life, collective programme that provides developing countries with free or low-cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Aiming to build bridges between research and practice to better achieve SDG 10, Springer Nature has here collected a selection of our publishing related to reducing inequalities.

Storytelling for the SDGs - Science Summit at UNGA78

An evening of storytelling from researchers working at the forefront of SDGs 5, 7 and 10, brought together by Springer Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Held on September 13th.

New Content ItemThis event, part of the Science Summit at UNGA78, highlights the personal stories of researchers and their work in areas relating to Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), with added insights into Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10).

Watch this space for a link to the recordings.

Hosted by Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American.

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SDG 10 and societal impact

SDG10_95px © Springer Nature 2021Discover SDG10 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this downloadable infographic, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more.

The Sustainable Development Goals Series

Discover the latest SDG10-related books published in Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals Series. 
The Series features research on each of the SDGs, addressing the urgent global challenges facing humanity. The books published in the Series feature impactful contributions that support the efforts to make the SDGs a reality.

Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 10 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 10 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  ᐅResearch 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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