Washington, DC (September 11, 2023) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society (APS FPS) are proud to announce the release of Volume 22, Issue 03, the journal’s third Special Topics Issue of 2023, on Policy and Governance on Science, Technology and Global Security.
"New technologies are creating a new set of threats to global security and potentially a new set of solutions. The authors of these articles have used their backgrounds in science and engineering to help us understand these new threats and propose a creative array of solutions," said Henry Kelly, Past Chair of the American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society.
In the 7 published articles, authors in Volume 22, Issue 03 of JSPG investigate topics in food system resilience, semiconductor export controls, recommendations for governments to address future technology changes, the impact of counterfeit personal protective equipment supply systems, and evaluating the nuclear command control system’s efficacy in the 21st century.
The Special Issue competition, judged by an external review committee, aims to provide writers of the winning articles with opportunities to present published work at events hosted by the APS Forum on Physics and Society. The committee selected Future-proof: Monitoring the development, deployment, and impacts of Artificial Intelligence as the outstanding article winner for the Special Issue.
We thank competition reviewers for their efforts and greatly appreciate their input towards selecting the winners: David Hart (George Mason University), Fredrick K. Lamb (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Morgan Livingston (Tsinghua University), Michael Stebbins (Science Advisors, llc), and Sri Vedachalam (Corvias Infrastructure Solutions).
“National security is a matter of critical importance in science policy today and a highly discussed topic in current times,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher. “JSPG is proud to partner with the American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society on this special issue and to showcase early career views in policy development and implementation to address national security challenges.”
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.
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.