For immediate release – Oxford, UK – October 18th. Kudos, the platform for showcasing research, is launching a new study to explore author needs and publisher opportunities around the publication and dissemination of research relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Real World Change study responds to the recent UN Global Sustainable Development Report, published to coincide with September’s SDG Progress meeting. The UN is urging research funders, policy makers and institutions to accelerate the alignment of research with the Goals. The study will explore what this means for how funding is allocated, which research areas are likely to grow, and what new features or services might be required to help advance research impact.
This critical new study, in the Decade of Action, will help guide publishers in how they can develop their programs to inform and inspire action towards achieving the goals that impact all our lives. With over 300 signatories to the Publisher Compact, it’s clear that publishers around the world are making commitments to promoting and acquiring content that supports these goals, raising awareness and advocating for the SDG agenda. This study will help publishers articulate their progress and prioritize their activities to this end.
Kudos has led a number of research studies in collaboration with publishers sponsors, who benefit from comprehensive findings and expert analysis, at fraction of the cost of conducting such a major piece of research individually. The launch sponsor for the Real World Change SDG research study is the American Chemical Society. ACS’ Chief Publishing Officer Sarah Tegen comments, “Understanding how Sustainable Development Goals research is funded empowers the American Chemical Society to strategically invest, advocate for change, and collaborate effectively. By aligning resources with the funding landscape, we drive meaningful contributions towards a healthier future through the power of chemistry."
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