Journal of Science Policy & Governance ReleaseS Volume 19, Issue 01 | CELEBRATING 10 YEars of PUBLISHING
JSPG Celebrates a Decade as a Publishing Leader in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2021) - The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is pleased to release Volume 19, Issue 01, marking 10 years since our first published standard issue in 2011. To commemorate this occasion, we have taken a historical perspective by focusing on Celebrating a Decade of Publishing Innovative Policy Solutions Designed by the Next Generation.
This standard issue of JSPG has 13 practical and innovative articles addressing topics such as food sustainability on land and sea; the intimate relationship between climate change, public health and security; and the need for institutional reforms that can lead to a more equitable and ethical policymaking process to improve our society.
“The fact that 10 years apart, both of these standard issues focused largely on environmental, health and research policies, points out the evergreen nature of these policy topics, but also the incredibly innovative solutions designed by our authors to address critical and timely topics of their time,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher. “This volume highlights solutions designed by the next generation to address evergreen policy topics in a manner that is adaptive to the needs of our society today."
As JSPG celebrates 10 years since our first standard issue and looks ahead at the next decade of publishing, the journal remains committed to its mission of serving as a platform and vehicle for students, post-docs, policy fellows, early career professionals, and young scholars of all academic and professional backgrounds to contribute nuanced, bold, and innovative solutions to address the widest range of problems, threats, and opportunities at the intersection of science, technology, innovation, public policy and governance.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is a nonprofit organization and 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.
JSPG and UK Science and Innovation Network Release Special Issue on Climate Change Solutions Ahead of COP26
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Washington, DC (June 21, 2021) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is proud to announce the release of the Special Issue on Climate Change Solutions, which was produced in collaboration with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Science and Innovation Network (UK SIN) in advance of the 2021 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26), taking place in Glasgow, Scotland from November 1-12, 2021.
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JSPG RELEASES VOLUME 17 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AAAS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIPS
Washington, DC (October 01, 2020) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is proud to announce the release of Volume 17 Issue 01, the 2020 summer standard issue of the journal, which was co-issued by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program (STPF).
Washington, DC – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), is proud to announce the release of its Special Issue on the Impacts of Emerging Technologies on Inequality and Sustainability. This issue was produced in collaboration with the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), the formal mechanism for children and youth to engage in the United Nations, including the implementation, follow-up, and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable Development Goals are 17 interconnected goals for countries to achieve by 2030, aiming to address the issues of poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice to "achieve a better and more sustainable future for all."
In the fall of 2019, the JSPG and the UN MGCY teamed up to launch a joint call for submissions for a special topics issue around the "implications of emerging technologies on inequalities and sustainable development."
As a result, the new issue "spans a variety of topics and styles, touching on critical issues of technology access and implementation, looking at assistive technologies and sanitary technologies, to UN policies, such as coordination of international aid, to tackling new areas where policy is necessary, such as the need for stronger planetary protection policy," said JSPG Assistant Editor-in-Chief for Special Issues, Madeleine Jennewein. "The six articles with authors from five nations, represent a broad work of scholarship on diverse areas that are critical to tackling the UN's development goals."
In a statement for the issue, the Director of Division on Technology and Logistics for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Shamika N. Sirimanne said, "Rapid technological change could be transformative in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and several frontier technologies have shown great potential to help to achieve the SDGs. At the same time, frontier technologies could also have unintended consequences, potentially widening inequalities or creating new ones. In this regard, I welcome this initiative by JSPG and UNMGCY to engage young researchers to improve our understanding of multidimensional implications of emerging technologies."
Submissions to this special issue aim to inform discussions at the 2020 Commission on Science & Technology for Development, including the deliberations around the 2020 Technology and Innovation Report as well as the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation on SDGs.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is a nonprofit organization and open-access, peer-reviewed publication managed by and for students, policy fellows, and scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy. Since 2011, JSPG has provided students and early career researchers a vehicle to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow @SciPolJournal on Twitter to learn more.
ABOUT UN MGCY
The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) is the General Assembly-mandated official, formal, and self-organised space for children and youth to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the UN since 1992. Our mission is to bridge children and youth and the UN system in order to ensure that their right to meaningful participation is realised. The UN MGCY, through its Youth Science-Policy Interface Platform, provides an open platform to engage young people from across the globe on topics related to science, technology, and innovation policy. Visit unmgcy.org and follow @UNMGCY on Twitter to learn more.
JSPG is proud to announce the release of Volume 15 sponsored by the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC), a pan-Canadian hub of multi-sector experts focused on science, technology, and innovation policy.
Volume 15 represents one of the most extensive editions of the Journal with 18 articles that span from op-eds warning of antifungal resistance in agriculture and health to policy memos addressing implicit bias in artificial intelligence.
Volume 14 covers a variety of current science policy topics including climate, energy, geoengineering, product development, and agriculture policy. Read it here!