Highlighted SDG Content

As a signatory of the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact, IOS Press is committed to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop, and inspire action in that direction. Read more about our actions on the IOS Press SDG page. This page contains highlights from our publications to provide an overview of sustainability-related content. Please visit our catalog for full content.

In the Spotlight

  • Statistical Journal of the IAOS

    SDG progress assessment; comparing apples with what?

  • Environmental Policy and Law

    World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action

  • WORK

    COVID-19 and decent work: A bibliometric analysis

  • Human Systems Management

    On the need for a new narrative of business

Recently Published

Policies for life sciences and healthcare in the global health framework
Technology and Health Care, by Christine C. Huttin

Solving barrier ranking in clean energy adoption: An MCDM approach with q-rung orthopair fuzzy preferences
International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, by Raghunathan Krishankumar and Dragan Pamucar

A q-Rung orthopair fuzzy generalized TODIM method for prioritizing barriers to sustainable food consumption and production
Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, by Haolan Wen, Yu Chen, Weizhong Wang and Ling Ding

Multidimensional poverty and the variables that contribute to it in the Gurage Zone of Ethiopia: Using rural-urban migration as a decomposition parameter
Human Systems Management, by Mesfin Agza, Bamlaku Alamirew Admasu Shibru

Compiling an inclusive growth index: Methodological challenges, considerations and conclusions
Statistical Journal of the IAOS, by Nour Barnat, Steve MacFeely, Fernando Cantu, Anu Peltola, Anastasia Khazhgerieva, Andrey Panteleev and Nikolay Ryabtsev

Special Issues

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    Statistical Journal of the IAOS

    Statistics on Governance, Peace and Security
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    Intelligent Decision Technologies

    Special Collection “Contributions by Women in Theory and Applications of Artificial Intelligence”
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    Education for Information

    Critical Race Theory
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  • IP-cover

    Information Polity

    Inclusion and E-Government: Progress and Questions for Scholars of Social Equity
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    Digital Government and Gender
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  • Environmental Policy and Law

    Road to Stockholm+50 and Beyond
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    Our Earth Matters: Pathways to a Better Common Environmental Future
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What Our Editors Say

Noteworthy editorials in which our editors share their perspective in relation to the SDGs and their own subject areas/journals.

Success, failures, challenges, and opportunities for official statistics in the development and implementation of the SDG Indicator framework
Statistical Journal of the IAOS, by Pieter Everaers

Checking in. Some Milestones…
Education for Information, by Fidelia Ibekwe

Statistics on difficult to measure population groups: Leaving no-one not-included
Statistical Journal of the IAOS, by Pieter Everaers

Work, by Karen Jacobs

Sustainable futures
Information Polity, by Albert Meijer and William Webster

Call for Papers

As an active effort to acquire sustainability-related content, our journals regularly publish calls for papers for regular and/or special issues covering one or more SDGs.


Environmental Policy and Law

Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) is a global journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarly works that have global significance. It provides a platform to facilitate an ideational understanding of international environmental policy, law, and institutional issues. The journal invites analyses that are at the forefront of academic debate and that are of practical significance and policy relevance. EPL publishes policy commentaries, short reports, a range of peer-reviewed content including research and review articles, and more. Topics covered include (and is not limited to) the following:

  • Climate change (SDG 13)
  • Energy (SDG 7)
  • Gender (SDG 5)
  • Green economy (SDG 12)
  • Life on land (SDG 15)
  • Oceans and seas / Life below water (SDG 14) / Marine and polar
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16)
  • Resource efficiency (SDG 7)
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Water (SDG 6)

Submit: We ask that you follow our instructions for authors before you start writing your submission. For full guidelines for the different sections of the journal, go here.



You are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a WORK special issue titled Work, Health, and Meaningful Occupation in the Age of Climate Change. For this issue, the editors will consider manuscripts across a broad range of professions and occupations that are addressing climate/sustainability education, mitigation, adaptation and/or resilience with a core premise that for people to thrive our planet must thrive too. Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Creation of new work roles
  • Transformation of existing work roles
  • Role of meaningful occupation as a form of regenerative activism
  • Inherent connection between human, business, and planetary thriving
  • Consideration for occupational health, safety, and justice in emerging areas of climate and sustainability work
  • Responsibility of workers across all professions and occupations to pivot in response to the climate crisis
  • Strategies for climate adaptation to increase participation in meaningful occupations
  • Case examples on these or related topics are welcome

Guest Editors:
Teresa Stock, OT, OTD, OTR, MBA
Kelly Isabelle DeMarco, OT, BS, OTR, NBC-HWC
Carol Myers, OT, BS, MA, OTR, HWC

Submissions Deadline:
November 1, 2023

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[Page first published: Sep 20, 2023; updated: Oct 18, 2023]