The latest analysis of SDG-supporting research focusses on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Launched during the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, this graphic shows key metrics for research into clean water and sanitation. Covering the period of 2014-2018 and providing insights using metrics such as scholarly output, field-weighted citation impact and relative activity index.
Key findings from the analysis include:
- Worldwide scholarly output in the field has a strong annual compound growth rate of 8.5% (compared to 2% for all research fields)
- International collaboration is important in this field with high income and low income countries both collaborating internationally on approximately 60% of their research
- A field-weighted citation impact of 1.27 shows SDG 6 supporting research is cited more often than research in all fields
The source for the analysis is Scopus, the largest database of peer-reviewed literature. We took an iterative approach, conducting a keyword search to define the field, in consultation with experts.
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