Innovative means of communicating research findings on Sustainable Development Goals

The 17th  RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 6th April from 12.30 to 2.00 pm (CET)  and will focus on a presentation entitled Innovative means of communicating research findings on Sustainable Development Goals, by Barbara Lancho Barrantes, University of Leeds. Ismael Rafols, University of Leiden is involved as discussant.



The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set in 2015 by the international community as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through which countries of the world collectively pledged to eradicate poverty, find sustainable and inclusive development solutions, ensure everyone’s human rights, and generally make sure that no one is left behind by 2030. The EU contributes to the development of the 2030 Agenda. 17 SDGs have been defined, with 169 associated targets, to be reached by 2030. They address the global challenges the world faces and tackle all dimensions of sustainable development, in a balanced and integrated manner (No poverty, Zero hunger, Quality Education, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, among others).



The goal of the RISIS Research Seminars is to foster the exchange of ideas within and outside RISIS community. In each seminar, scholars and practitioners present and discuss their ongoing research. Seminars promote communication among scholars at a critical stage of their research on a shared topic. Seminars are dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the research ongoing work of researchers and practitioners that use RISIS datasets/cover RISIS topics.


Sustainable Development Goals have recently entered our lives and made us to realise how important they are for the development of our society. With the work that will be  illustrated during the Research Seminar 17, the researcher intends to show the trends in scholarly communication about Sustainable Development Goals using Dimensions database. Has there been a proliferation of Preprints? Alternatively, Journals continue occupying their star role? How open access means have performed on these issues. Has there been greater international cooperation? What comes after the SDGs? Can publications help us to figure this out?