15 years ago, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The Royal Society released New Frontiers in Science Diplomacy, an important document that helped define the concept of science diplomacy. Now, as this influential report approaches its 15th anniversary, the two scientific organisations are contemplating revisions to ensure its relevance for the future.
To commemorate this milestone, Science & Diplomacy (the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy) is initiating a call for a special issue titled "Science Diplomacy – 15 Years On." Authors are invited to explore the evolving landscape of science diplomacy in the 21st century and consider potential gaps or changes since the 2010 framework. Questions to ponder include the definition of science diplomacy today and the unforeseen consequences it may entail.
The special issue aims to gather perspectives from a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including scientists engaged in foreign policy, diplomats specializing in science and innovation, and representatives from technology companies, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Submissions will be accepted from 31 January 31 until 31 March 2024. Authors are encouraged to outline their ideas using the provided form by the deadline.
Selected submissions, up to 1000 words in length, will undergo review based on quality, originality and diversity of perspectives. Authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit complete manuscripts in May 2024, adhering to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
As the world grapples with complex global challenges, the partnership between AAAS and The Royal Society underscores the crucial role of science diplomacy in fostering international collaboration and addressing shared concerns. For more information and to submit proposals, read the original call and visit the submission form here.