Washington, DC (June 22, 2022) – The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) are pleased to partner on the 2022 JSPG Winter Standard Issue.
We invite students, postdocs, policy fellows, early career researchers and young professionals in science policy to submit articles in all formats published by JSPG to the Winter Standard Issue. Following peer review by the JSPG editorial board, published authors will have the opportunity to participate in advocacy training and pitch their policy ideas in Spring 2023. Submission deadline: November 6, 2022.
“NSPN is excited to partner with JSPG to provide a space for the voices and ideas of early career researchers in science policy. Writing and publishing articles is important training for authors to hone skills in policy and communication and we are excited to see these articles serve as catalysts for action, supporting and expanding their advocacy networks,” said Sam Rayburn, Director of Programs, National Science Policy Network.
The goals of the 2022 Winter Standard Issue are to generate and amplify policy ideas from the next generation and put their ideas into action. We especially encourage submissions that highlight policy opportunities and audiences related to the 2022 U.S. midterm elections at the local, state, or national level as well as related foreign policy issues.
“Now more than ever, early career voices are critical to the policymaking process at all levels of government. Given our common missions to empower the next generation in science policy, JSPG is pleased to partner with the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) on this Standard Issue. As we are publishing this issue during a time of change in American science policy, we look forward to making it more applied by helping authors pitch their published ideas to their intended audience,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher.
As part of this partnership, JSPG and NSPN will organize a series of events to help prospective authors improve their submissions to the Winter Standard Issue. Following publication, JSPG and NSPN will organize an advocacy training session and a hybrid event in Spring 2023 to feature published authors. More information on these events will be provided at a later point.
This Standard Issue is also supported in-kind by outreach partners at the Union of Concerned Scientists and Science Debate.
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.
The National Science Policy Network (NSPN) is a non-profit representing early career science policy, advocacy, and diplomacy groups distributed across the country, focused on providing a platform for sharing resources, building relationships, and training the next generation of scientists and engineers to be pivotal voices in all levels of policy making.. Visit scipolnetwork.org and follow on Twitter @scipolnetwork to learn more.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Its mission is to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.. Visit ucsusa.org and follow on Twitter @UCSUSA to learn more.
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