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Partnership with Journal Will Provide Opportunities for Early Career Scientists

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program (STPF) issued a joint call for papers for the 2022 Summer Issue of JSPG. 
In the midst of a global pandemic, evidence-based policymaking is critical for the nation’s future, and the views of the next generation in shaping the policy landscape are more important now than ever. Students, postdocs, policy fellows, early career researchers, and young professionals in science policy are encouraged to contribute their ideas by May 22 on the future of policymaking on a number of broad topics that address important societal challenges.  
“Partnerships with organizations like JSPG are an important part of the path forward in the STPF mission to cultivate future generations of science policy leaders,” said Rashada Alexander, STPF Director. Dr. Alexander will author the cover memo for the summer standard issue, drawing attention to the unique role of early career researchers in advancing evidence-based policy. 
The partnership helps JSPG and STPF advance a shared mission of developing the next generation of leaders in science and technology policy and enabling them to develop and execute relevant and timely policy solutions. Hosted at the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, the STPF program has engaged thousands of scientists and engineers to contribute first-hand to the policymaking process via yearlong fellowships in the Federal government. As part of its mission, JSPG fosters training and professional development of the next generation through publishing early career work in science policy in a variety of formats, and elevating the ideas put forth in publications through international platforms. 
“The importance of early career contributions to evidence-based policy cannot be overstated. As an organization that elevates early career voices, JSPG is thrilled to partner with AAAS STPF on this standard issue, which seeks to bring the ideas of the next generation to the forefront and provide them with the educational tools needed to put these ideas into action,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO & Managing Publisher.


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