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SDGs in the workflow

Join us for this webinar, where we'll discuss SDG's in the workflow!

September 26, 2023 (Past Event)

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Short summary

Yesterday, we hosted an educational webinar focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the workflow. Our panel of speakers included Dana Compton representing SDG Publishers Compact, Sara Yow from Cell Press, and Tyler Ruse from Digital Science. Our webinar was moderated by Romy Beard. 

Dana Compton was our first speaker. She highlighted the significance of SDGs in scholarly publishing and the support available through the SDG Publishers Compact. She also stressed the broad scope of SDGs, encompassing inclusion, diversity, education, health, and more, making them relevant across the research landscape. 

Sara Yow was up next and discussed how the journals Chem and Chem Catalysis incorporate UN SDGs into their workflow. She emphasized the importance of providing context in research articles, in an effort to bridge the gap between experts and non-experts. Linking articles directly to UN SDGs enhances this effort by connecting research to global sustainability goals. 

Tyler Ruse from Digital Science then shared insights into how they integrated UN SDGs into their Dimension product. Digital Science developed a machine-learning model for classifying documents according to SDGs, and their visualizations showcased variations in SDG alignment across publication types. This data even aids publishers in making informed decisions about SDG applications. 

Our insightful webinar concluded with an engaging discussion and audience questions. For a deeper understanding of these topics, we invite you to watch the full webinar. 


One of the principles of the SDG Publishers Compact is to promote and publish content that advocates for themes represented by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this webinar, we'll discuss how publishers can achieve this by including the SDGs into their workflows, especially in the form of metadata, at various steps of the publishing process, what is currently being done in this respect, and what potential for future opportunities there are.

Join us for a series of short presentations followed by an interactive panel discussion by industry experts.  


Head of Publisher Relations at ChronosHub
Romy Beard

Romy is specialized in the academic online publishing industry, with a focus on publisher relations. And she’s one of our key experts in Open Access publishing terms. 

Romy Beard


Director, Publisher Solutions at Digital Science
Tyler Ruse

Tyler Ruse

Tyler joined Digital Science in 2017 and spends most of his time helping publishers get business value out of various data-focused products. Tyler currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Senior Editorial Operations Supervisor at Cell Press
Sara Yow

Sara Yow

Managing Director and Publisher at American Society of Civil Engineers and SDG Publishers Compact Fellow
Dana Compton

Dana Compton

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