Submissions

Journal Submissions Reminder
for Volume 5, Issue 1
Deadline of March 17th

Please contact mads2@cam.ac.uk with questions.

Our submissions deadline is now nearing for Volume 5, Issue 1. Articles are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published online and in print, and the deadline for the current issue is Sunday, 17th March. Authors from all over the world and across all career stages are encouraged to submit pitches and articles. 

Please email mads2@cam.ac.uk if you would like to pitch or submit an article, if you have an idea and would like to be matched with co-authors or a mentor, if you would like an extension of the deadline, or if you have any questions.


We encourage submissions from writers of all career stages. If you’d like to pitch an idea or submit an article, please read the Author Guidelines and submit your article via email to the Chief Editor, Muzammil Arif Din s/o Abdul Jabbar (mads2@cam.ac.uk).

We accept articles that promote the science-policy interface. We are an open-access, triple-blind, peer-reviewed journal. We actively encourage submissions from early and late-career researchers across institutions and industries. We pride ourselves in working closely with authors to maximise the potential of their article.

 CJSP mainly publishes two article types:

Communications (short, 1000-2000 words): These can be about science policy or science for policy, and other relevant topics. They should be similar in style to a policy brief or POSTnote.

Perspectives (short, 1000-2000 words): These include opinions on policy issues, interviews, policy debates, book reviews etc. While still being evidence-based, perspectives are less data-driven than communications.

 CJSP occasionally publishes:

Reviews (essay length, at least 4000 words): These discuss new developments in a scientific field and their potential impacts on policy, policy proposals regarding current science and technology issues, or similar.

Reports (short, 1000-2000 words): These can be write-ups of science policy conferences, lectures, workshops or activities. These focus mainly on those organised by CUSPE. 

Invited Contributions: Any of the above article types may be invited by the Editorial Board and are subject to peer-review. 

All contributions are deposited on Apollo, the Cambridge University research output repository, and uploaded to our website, along with an original accompanying illustration, upon acceptance.