Helping to make the world a better place through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Welcome to the WORK and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) page! We are committed to driving positive change through the SDGs and would like to share our progress with you.

In 2015, the United Nation's (UN) 2030 Agenda set forth 17 SDGs, a global call to action for a better world. At WORK, we're proud to be a member of the UN's SDG Publishers Compact, championing these goals through impactful research and publications.

Our journey is well underway. WORK currently supports 15 of the 17 SDGs, and we're dedicated to encompassing all of them.

We're taking proactive steps, such as ensuring gender diversity within our editorial board and highlighting research that aligns with SDGs. On this page you will find an overview of what we're currently working on.

We hope to inspire action in the direction of creating a more sustainable future and are always open to working together to achieve the SDGs. We welcome you getting in touch if you have any comments or ideas.


Karen Jacobs
Founding Editor, WORK
Occupational therapist & ergonomist


Sustainable Development Goals at IOS Press

In December 2020, IOS Press became a signatory of the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact and in doing so 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.


Call for Papers Special Issue on Work, Health, and Meaningful Occupation in the Age of Climate Change

You are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration in a special issue titled, Work, Health, and Meaningful Occupation in the Age of Climate Change