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Write an editorial for CSPC’s special Summer Editorial Series!
The CSPC is excited to announce the Canadian Science Policy Summer Editorial Series. With the exciting evolution in the Canadian science policy landscape, we look forward to hearing from our esteemed community about the impacts of these announcements and developments.
These series will feature different themes for the months of May, June and July and include:
- “Report of the Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System,” should be received on or before June 7th, 2023.
- “Canadian Innovation Corporation (CIC): How can it strengthen Innovation?,” should be received on or before July 7th, 2023.
- “ChatGPT and AI-driven Natural Language Processing: Policies, Regulation, Ethics, and Prospects,” should be received on or before August 9th, 2023.
Editorials will be published on the CSPC website and shared on CSPC social media channels, as well as in upcoming newsletters, ensuring wide exposure to stakeholders in science, technology, and innovation across Canada.
The publications will be posted on a rolling basis as we receive them.
Editorials must follow the guidelines described here. As our plan is to publish the editorials on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit your piece at your earliest convenience.
Editorials should be submitted on or before the specified deadline.
To see editorials we have previously published, visit CSPC Editorials.
Theme 1 (May): Report of the Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System
The Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System that was launched in October 2022 with a mandate to advise the Government of Canada on how to modernise the federal system supporting academic research. The Advisory Panel published its report last March with 21 recommendations to ensure and enhance research excellence in Canada, and to maximise the impact of investments and position Canadian researchers for success.
The CSPC Editorial Committee would like to invite you to submit featured editorials in CSPC’s Feature Editorial Series under this theme discussing the Advisory Panel’s recommendations.
The publications will be posted on a rolling basis as we receive them on or before June 7th.
Theme 2 (June): Canadian Innovation Corporation (CIC): How can it strengthen Innovation?
The Government of Canada has announced the creation of a new innovation agency named the Canada Innovation Corporation (CIC) to encourage business investment in research and development (R&D) in Canada. The CIC aims to to improve Canada’s economic competitiveness at a global scale and provide opportunities for Canadian workers across all sectors by driving innovation and job growth. By working with the private sector, the agency will support R&D investments for sectors that have traditionally not conducted R&D activities to innovate, commercialise, grow, and help Canadian businesses succeed internationally.
The CSPC Editorial Committee would like to invite you to submit editorials in CSPC’s Feature Editorial Series under this theme discussing how the CIC can strengthen Canadian innovation, and how it can fit in the present Canadian ecosystem.
The publications will be posted on a rolling basis as we receive them on or before July 7th.
Theme 3 (July): ChatGPT and AI-driven Natural Language Processing: Policies, Regulation, Ethics, and Prospects
The natural language processing tool ChatGPT is one of the fastest growing internet applications (100M users within 2 months of launch), with people across the globe leveraging its generative capabilities for various tasks and decision-making across many technology, science, and business sectors. The impact of such models on human society will likely be filled with many opportunities and challenges over the next few years in this AI-driven digital age.
The CSPC Editorial Committee would like to invite you to submit editorials in CSPC’s Feature Editorial Series under this theme discussing the role of policy in the development of ChatGPT and similar platforms, examples of which include:
i) The implications of ChatGPT and other similar platforms on policymaking in general and science policy in particular.
ii) Policies for regulations of ChatGPT and similar platforms.
iii) Specific ethical considerations that need attention.
The publications will be posted on a rolling basis as we receive them on or before August 9th.
How to Submit:
Editorials are typically 800-1200 words and should be submitted HERE.
While submitting the article, please provide the following items.
- Article Title
- Name of the Featured CSPC Theme for the Article
- Main Topic of the Article
- Keywords (at least 3)
- High-resolution Headshot of each Author as Attachment
- Title(s) and Institution(s) for each Author
- Upto 3 High-quality Figures as Attachments (provide artist credit if needed)
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- Preferred Pronouns for each Author
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