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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).
“2020 is a momentous year and there is much to be studied and discussed in the science policy arena. This is underscored by the fact that this special issue of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance is the biggest ever to date with 21 articles,” said Beth Rosner, Interim Director of STPF. “Vehicles such as JSPG that so ably push forward the aims of science communication are invaluable to society and science writ large, particularly in times like these.”
“When we first announced this partnership with AAAS STPF in June we highlighted the fact that we were amid a global pandemic, a rapidly deteriorating climate, an intensified global national security and digital environment, coupled with deep social unrest,” said Shalin Jyotishi, Chief Executive Officer of JSPG. “Things have only intensified. This has underscored the need for strong science policy practitioners, which is something the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program has done for decades.,”
"I am particularly proud of this issue, not only because of the wide breadth of topics addressed, but also the critical lens with which authors have connected science and technology policy with urgent societal, environmental, and justice needs,” said Christian Ross, JSPG’s Editor-in-Chief.
“From the analysis of inequitable health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized communities and critical assessment of key aspects of our voting and judicial systems to the need for more thoughtful and effective oversight of AI in healthcare, and more sustainable environmental practices in light of climate change, this issue highlights the responsibilities of science and civil society to serve the public interest through critical and evidence-based approaches."
Hosted at the world’s largest general science society, the STPF program has helped thousands of scientists and engineers learn about and contribute first-hand to the policymaking process via yearlong fellowships in the federal sector. JSPG and STPF share a mission of connecting science with policy and fostering a network of science and engineering leaders prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is an international nonprofit organization and open-access peer- reviewed publication that aims to serve as a platform for students and early career researchers to contribute to the widest range of policy and governance topics relating to science, technology and innovation. Since 2011, JSPG has been the premier journal for the next generation of science and technology policy leaders to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Through innovative partnerships, podcasts and digital media engagement, JSPG aims to empower the next generation in policy debate. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more. Sign up for the JSPG mailing list here.
ABOUT AAAS S&T POLICY FELLOWSHIPS
Since 1973, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) operate as part of the AAAS mandate to advance science and serve society. STPF fosters evidence-based policy and practice by providing opportunities for scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to pressing societal challenges. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and each year the program contributes to a growing corps of more than 3,400 policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Visit aaas.org/STPF and follow @AAAS_STPF on Twitter to learn more.
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!
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