Best Article Award 2019

ISDRS “Best Sustainable Development Article Award” 

The ISDRS serves as a central knowledge hub on research in sustainable development. To strengthen our role, we identify and honour the best research paper written every year. With this we intend to further stimulate solid research, but also their applicability to support introduction of solutions to our immense challenges. We will work with a participatory approach: everyone connected to the ISDRS can suggest nominations for such a ‘best research article’. A Jury with decide on a short list of nominated papers and after that again ISDRS members will vote to select the best article. The winners will be honoured during our annual Conference,  for the 2019 award, this will be in Budapest, Hungary in 2020.

Would you like to be on the Jury?

We would also like to  invite ISDRS members to step forward to be part of the Award Jury. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Jury for Best Article 2019, please let us know: (

Article Criteria
    • 1. The article has been accepted and published (including online early view versions) in the year 2019 in a scientific peer-reviewed journal, accepted by commonly used scientific literature databases (like ISI, Scopus, etc.);
    • 2. The article should be in English.
    • 3. The content of the article addresses a sustainable development topic with an inter-disciplinary or transdisciplinary perspective;
    • 4. The article makes a well-defined contribution to academic debates and shows awareness of the complex nature of sustainable development;
    • 5. The article offers or at least provides hints for possible solutions to sustainability problems;
    • 6. The article enables positive societal impacts, bridging between science and society.

Useful links

Article submission page

Procedure, jury members and timetable

Shortlist (will be available in due course)

Voting page (will be available in due course)