This webpage introduces the Mapping Tool of scientific publications to SDGs developed in the context of the STRINGS project (Steering Research and Innovation for Global Goals).
The tool shows a range of research areas identified as potentially relevant for each SDGs, according to either a conservative estimate (Perimeter: Strict), or a more comprehensive estimate (Perimeter: Loose). Each research area is characterized by specific keywords and journals. We also show the number of publications in the area as well as the proportion of publications potentially related to an SDG. Broad disciplines are shown by the colour.
The map shows the research areas according to their position in the global research landscape. Proximity signals cognitive similarity among research areas. The tables on the right hand-side list the main disciplinary categories, keywords and specific reviews for the research areas selected. The users can select areas by clicking over one circle of group of circles.
Since there is no consensus on the relationship between research and SDGs, this mapping shows only one of the ways of relating research to SDGs. There are large differences across methods (Armitage et al.,2020). Therefore, we propose the tool to be used in an exploratory manner as different stakeholder may interpret research and SDGs in different ways. In particular, we suggest each user to make her own selection of research areas, according to those areas that fit with their own contexts and understandings.