UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


UCL STEaPP and Journal of Science Policy & Governance partner on science diplomacy edition

6 December 2021

UCL STEaPP and the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) are pleased to launch a call for papers focused on the latest policy developments and issues in science diplomacy.

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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 for a special edition of JSPG on Innovations in Science Diplomacy: Structures, Policies & Governance for the New Decade. 

Professor Joanna Chataway, Head of Department at UCL STEaPP, said: "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."

Following submission review via the JSPG editorial review process, a competition review committee will select the top three publications. Authors of the top articles will be invited to present at a dedicated science diplomacy event featuring science diplomacy representatives of different countries and international organizations in Autumn 2022. The criteria by which competition winners will be chosen can be found in this rubric.

All published authors will be supported through strategic communications and interviewed for episodes of JSPG's podcast SciPol SoundBites and will be invited to participate in outreach events and opportunities organized by JSPG and UCL STEaPP once the issue is released. 

In the lead up to the submission deadline, UCL STEaPP and JSPG will host two 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.

The 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. The submission deadline is 3 April 2022.

More details on submission guidelines and the associated events and competition can be found on the Journal of Science Policy & Governance website.


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