SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The official wording of SDG 3 is: “To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” SDG 3 research focuses on key targets like: reducing maternal mortality, ending all preventable deaths for children under five, fighting communicable diseases, reducing mortality from non-communicable diseases, and promoting mental health — all with the aim of stopping needless suffering from preventable diseases and premature death.

DiSN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019scover a curated selection of research on good health and wellbeing from Springer Nature's extensive collection of health, public health, and medicine journals. Explore special issues, collections, books, and book chapters on topics such as sustainable healthcare, disease prevention, mental health, immunization, public health, and more.

Breaking Barriers for Gender and Health Equity Through Research

After the success of the 2022 Nature Conference on “Breaking Barriers for gender equity through research”, we continue our exploration of gender equity by putting the spotlight on gender and health equity.

This global virtual conference comprising a combination of keynote talks, fireside chats and panel discussions, will explore some of the key challenges at the intersection of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 10 “Reduced inequalities", Goal 5 “Gender equality”, and Goal 3 “Good Health and Well-being”.

A key aspect of this conference will be breaking barriers and making connections across genders, between early and late careers, and between researchers, policymakers and health practitioners. The conference will also feature a mentorship programme.

September 10 - 11, 2024  |  2 days  |  Free virtual event

Featured Journals

Explore a few hand-picked journals below and find many more >>> journals and article collections on the dedicated website.

Topical Collections & Special Issues relevant to SDG3

Special Issues and Collections open for submission

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- One Health for Headache (The Journal of Headache and Pain)

Ethical considerations in decision-making for gender-affirming care (BMC Medical Ethics)

Stigma and mental health in infectious diseases (BMC Global and Public Health)

Ongoing Topical Collections - Read papers and contribute yours

Long-term Impact of COVID in Cancer Patients (multiple journals)

Cancer Disparities (multiple journals)

Global climate change: the defining issue of our time for our children’s health (Pediatric Research)

Impact of climate change on non-communicable diseases (multiple journals)

Elimination of infectious diseases of poverty as a key contribution to achieving the SDGs (multiple journals)

Disparities in access to sexual and reproductive health services (BMC Women's Health & BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)

Quality improvement in maternal and reproductive health services (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and BMC Women's Health)

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (multiple journals)

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The Sustainable Development Goals Series

Discover the latest SDG3-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.  

Springer Nature's SDG OA Book Collection

Why publish SDG research as an open access (OA) book? 

Because OA’s enhanced and equitable visibility means that research can reach the broader audience, and findings can be translated into actionable strategy. Explore OA books that support sustainable development and learn more about publishing your book OA - including funding options.

Your work here: Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 3 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 3 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

Blogs related to SDG3

Meet the SDG 3 Researcher Blog Series

In this series, we interview academics and practitioners working in diverse fields to achieve SDG 3. Particular focus is on researchers based in, or working in settings in the Global South, minorities, and female scientists, and whose work is bridging gaps between disciplines, countries, and basic and applied research.

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Research Highlights >>> Read and explore your interests from over 60 subject areas. Find highlighted journals and books from across our imprints, curated by our Editors.

SDG3 and societal impact

SDG3_95px © Springer Nature 2021Discover SDG3 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.

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