JSPG AND APS FPS LAUNCH 2023 CALL FOR PAPERS AND COMPETITION ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBAL SECURITY
American Physical Society (APS) Forum on Physics and Society
Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Gregory D. Koblentz
Journal of Science Policy & Governance
WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2023) - The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics and Society (APS FPS) are pleased to announce a call for papers and competition to explore the ways that scientific and engineering advances may reshape global security concerns and new policy approaches needed to address them, resulting in a special issue focused on Policy and Governance on Science, Technology and Global Security.
Students, post-doctoral researchers, policy fellows, early career researchers and young professionals from around the world are invited to submit op-eds, policy position papers and other articles addressing foreign policy and national security challenges. These include articles addressing both the direct impact of new technologies -- such as information technology and biotechnology -- on national defense and the indirect impact of technology-driven changes that could increase or decrease the potential for conflict. Submission deadline: April 30, 2023.
This Special Issue is supported in-kind by outreach partners from the American Physical Society Forum on Early Career Scientists (APS FECS) and the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University.
“Rapid advances in information technology, biology, energy technologies, and many other areas have the potential to create new areas of conflict, and new solutions to global problems.” said Henry Kelly, Past Chair of the APS Forum on Physics and Society. “These require a fresh approach to a range of domestic and international policies including national security and intelligence policies, foreign policy, economic policy and approaches to international development. A clear understanding of the new threats and opportunities created by scientific and technical advances are an essential part of the solution.”
“Topics relevant to science, technology and global security are at the forefront of the policy landscape internationally,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO and Managing Publisher. “JSPG is thrilled to partner with the APS Forum on Physics and Society on this call for papers to showcase contributions of the next generation to this special issue around national security and foreign policy topics.”
In addition to publishing in the special issue, accepted papers will be entered into a policy paper competition, where a committee of experts in the science policy-security interface will select the top three articles. First, second and third place article winners will have the opportunity to present published work at events hosted by the APS Forum on Physics and Society.
Leading up to the submission deadline, JSPG and APS FPS will organize a series of training sessions to provide prospective authors with opportunities to practice policy writing, and to inspire and empower them with expert perspectives on science-policy communication to inform their submissions to the Special Issue.
APS is a sponsor and is not responsible for the content of the special issue.
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.
About APS FPS
The American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics and Society (FPS) is a forum of the American Physical Society, organized in 1971 to address issues related to the interface of physics and society as a whole. Founded in the late 1960s, FPS has been active in exploring policy issues such as nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, autonomous weapons, environmental challenges, and cybersecurity. It has also been active in exploring ways to encourage equity and inclusion in the physics community. Visit https://engage.aps.org/fps/home to learn more.
About APS FECS
The APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) was established in 2016 to enhance APS's ability to meet the needs of early career scientists and promote career path development, as well as foster scientific communication and cooperation between early career scientists working in different fields all over the world. FECS is focused on serving scientists working in the early stages of their careers, especially recent graduates, postdocs, and junior faculty, but welcomes membership from all career stages. Visit https://engage.aps.org/fecs/home to learn more.
About the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government—in the United States and throughout the world. Located where policy happens—just 3 miles from the Pentagon, 4 miles from the White House, and 6 miles from the U.S. Capitol Building—students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, D.C., area. Visit see: https://schar.gmu.edu and follow on Twitter @ScharSchool to learn more.