Special issue on Sustainability in Orthopaedics and Trauma published by Elsevier

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Elsevier’s Orthopaedics and Trauma journal recently published a special issue on Sustainability in Orthopaedics and Trauma. You can access this issue for free here.



The role of publishers in helping to achieve sustainability goals


Publishers are uniquely positioned to drive progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the deadline of 2030. This is both in terms of improving sustainable business practices and to act as agents of change in critical areas such as education, equality and justice. In 2020, the International Publishers Association together with the United Nations launched the SDG Publishers Compact. This commitment features 10 action points that publishers can commit to undertaking to accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Signatories aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs, publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop, and inspire action.

Elsevier supports sustainability in the content that is published, helping researchers discover and build on each other’s work, and makes it easier for institutions to track and measure their contributions to the SDG agenda. Elsevier has launched more than 108 new journals in sustainability science. The Lancet Commissions are a call to action for professional and academic leaders to advocate for major reform in health-related areas. More on Elsevier's Sustainability agenda can be found here.