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From 2012 to 2019, CUSPE collected policy papers under the name of CUSPE Communications. These 1000-2000 words pieces featured editorial pieces, policy briefs, research reviews and other types of short communications on various topics where science interacts with policy and vice versa. 

In October 2019, the publications team at CUSPE formalised CUSPE Communications and began accepting submissions for a new student-run peer-reviewed journal, the Cambridge Journal of Science & Policy (CJSP). You can find our current and previous issues here 


Journal Submissions are Open for Volume 5 Issue 2

Authors from all over the world and across all career stages are encouraged to submit to Volume 5, Issue 2 of CJSP
CJSP is an open-access, triple-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles (both online and in-print) to promote the science-policy interface.
Articles are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for the current issue is 1st August 2024.
We do not accept unedited dissertations or essays outside our established formats described below.

 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 with Apollo, the Cambridge University research output repository. 

After reading the Author Guidelines , email the Chief Editor, Muzammil Arif Din s/o Abdul Jabbar (mads2@cam.ac.uk) to submit your pitch or article, to request a deadline extension, or to ask questions. Upon request, the journal can match writers who pitch an article idea with co-authors or a mentor.

Do you want to be a CJSP peer-reviewer?

We are currently recruiting potential peer reviewers. You do not have to be affiliated with the University of Cambridge to apply. Complete this form if you are interested: https://forms.gle/52JKbc6hubsXp8Av7, or email mads2@cam.ac.uk with your questions.