Washington, DC (June 25, 2022) – Today, the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) celebrates 10 years since its inception as a non-profit organization. Countless individuals have contributed to the success of JSPG, and we thank them for their dedication to our mission of empowering the next generation in science policy.
To our authors, thank you for your confidence in the journal and we are excited to be able to offer this platform for you in science policy. To our founder, volunteer staff, editors and editorial leadership, as well as senior advisors, governing and advisory board members, we appreciate all of your help and contributions. We wouldn’t be here without each and every one of you.
We would also like to thank our international partners and sponsors who have worked with JSPG over the years and share our mission. It is exciting to look back through our volumes and realize the number of early career authors from several parts of the world who have published in JSPG over these 10 years, on a diversity of timely and relevant topics.
While publishing our issues will continue, we are also shifting our focus towards broader international expansion, becoming a more data-driven organization, and driving actionable policy change through published work. At the same time, we will continue to provide professional development opportunities for published authors in science policy.
As detailed in a previous post, JSPG has expanded offerings beyond publications into professional development, including workshops and webinars, as well as through the editorial board. We have also engaged in efforts to promote published work through speaking engagements, our new pilot ambassador program and other training initiatives.
I’m excited to report that we have been able to make some headway into our goals to expand internationally, as well as to take published ideas into action. But we have more work to do and look forward to future opportunities to partner with established organizations in this space.
As we reflect on the past and present, and look to the future, we developed this page to share a few of our successes with the community, as it relates to our data collection efforts and additional highlights. Stay tuned for more to come as we continue to celebrate this anniversary.
At the same time, as we are a volunteer organization, we would ask that you continue to stay involved with JSPG to help us achieve our future goals in the next 10 years. We would invite you to donate at this link to help us continue empowering early career authors worldwide and facilitating their engagement in science policy at all levels of government.
I am personally very honored to be able to lead JSPG at this critical point in time, and especially on the occasion of our 10 year anniversary. I would like to thank those who have stepped up to help the organization from the beginning, and those who continue to support our mission moving forward as we expand our reach internationally.
I am looking forward to our continued collaborations and growth of a joint science policy community that is focused on building the next generation of leaders in this space. Thank you for being part of our celebrations this year!
JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is an international, open access peer-reviewed publication managed by and for students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy. JSPG publishes high-quality articles covering the widest range of topics in formats that are accessible to policymakers. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early career researchers to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more.