JSPG and UCL STEaPP Launch 2022 Call for Papers and Competition on Innovations in science diplomacy: structures, policies & governance for the new decade
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JSPG and UCL STEaPP Launch 2022 Call for Papers and Competition on Innovations in Science Diplomacy: Structures, Policies & Governance for the New Decade
WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2021) - The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) at University College London (UCL) are pleased to launch a call for papers and competition focused on the latest policy developments and issues in science diplomacy, on Innovations in Science Diplomacy: Structures, Policies & Governance for the New Decade.
Students, postdocs, policy fellows, early career researchers and young professionals from around the world are invited to submit op-eds, policy memos, policy analyses and other articles addressing issues at the intersection of science and diplomacy. Submission deadline: April 17, 2022.
“As we reflect on the essential role that young people play in international science diplomacy, JSPG and UCL STEaPP are thrilled to launch this call for papers and competition facilitating substantial engagement of the next generation in shaping the future the field for a better global society in the next decade and beyond,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO and Managing Publisher.
Following submission review via the JSPG editorial review process, a competition review committee will select the top 3 publications. Authors of the top 3 articles will be invited to present at a dedicated science diplomacy event featuring science diplomacy representatives of different countries and international organizations in Fall 2022.
This Special Issue is supported in-kind by outreach partners from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the European Union Science Diplomacy Alliance and the Global Young Academy Incubator Group on Science Diplomacy in the Americas.
JSPG and UCL STEaPP will organize 2 webinars with expert perspectives on science diplomacy, and a policy writing workshop to help prospective authors improve their submissions to the issue. The events will be co-organized with and include participants from outreach partner organizations. Register for the events here.
"Many of the challenging global issues of our times are underpinned by STI, and require evidence-informed, multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary approaches. UCL STEaPP and JSPG look forward to emerging scholars and young leaders’ fresh look and innovative ideas which are key to building better science diplomacy interfaces, governance structures and global policies,” said Joanna Chataway, Professor and Head of Department of Science Technology, Engineering & Public Policy, University College London.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance 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.
About UCL STEaPP
The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) is part of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at University College London. Its research encompasses several policy issues, including digital technology policy, urban and infrastructure policy, and energy and sustainability policy. It also focuses on science advice to governments, expertise in international organizations and science diplomacy. Its vision is to transform, through strong partnerships and communities, the relationship between science, technology, engineering, and public policy to ensure that new knowledge fully benefits society. Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/ and follow @UCLSTEaPP on Twitter to learn more.
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is the leading global platform for policy exchange, capacity building, research and collaboration on the mechanisms and practices at the evidence-to-policy interface. Through workshops, conferences and a catalogue of tools and guidance, the network helps structure and strengthen these social, political and scientific interactions to improve the potential for evidence-informed policy formation at sub-national, national and transnational levels. Visit https://www.ingsa.org and follow @INGSciAdvice on Twitter to learn more.
About the European Union (EU) Science Diplomacy Alliance
The EU Science Diplomacy Alliance is a collaborative initiative launched in 2020 by a group of EU-funded science diplomacy projects to sustain and grow the networks, impact and momentum. The activities of the Alliance aim to further develop, maintain, and organise joint research projects, capacity building and training activities (such as open online courses, summer schools, trainings, etc.) on the topic of science diplomacy. Visit https://www.science-diplomacy.eu and follow @SciDipAlliance on Twitter to learn more.
About the GYA Incubator Group on Science Diplomacy in the Americas
Recognizing the gaps in scientific development and collaborations between North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Commonwealth countries, the Global Young Academy (GYA) Incubator Group on Science Diplomacy in the Americas aims to promote openness to scientific partnerships and to gain an understanding of current science diplomacy initiatives in the region. The Global Young Academy is an independent science academy of 200 outstanding early- to mid-career researchers from six continents who are selected from across disciplines based on their academic excellence and commitment to engage with society. The mission of the GYA is to provide a voice to early-career researchers across the globe. Visit https://globalyoungacademy.net/activities/science-diplomacy-in-the-americas/ and follow @GlobalYAcademy on Twitter to learn more.