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CSPC Call for Editorials: Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts

March 27, 2020
CSPC Call for Editorials:
Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change our lives and policies, CSPC seeks to collect insights from Canadian leaders, both established and emerging; on the long lasting impacts of this global health challenge. We would like to extend the invitation to you and your colleagues, to discuss how the pandemic has affected your line of work and society at large. We are specifically interested in COVID-19 related perspectives at the intersection with science, innovation, policy and society. 

Editorial Themes

1. Policy Development

  • Government funding packages deployed to help fight COVID-19
  • Perspectives and context of policy decisions surrounding COVID-19
  • How policy is developed during the pandemic
  • Evidence-based decision making and the role of science advice in policy development
  • Impact of policy developments and response by the public
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal coordination of policies during pandemics

 

2. Lessons Learned from Managing Global Health Challenges

  • From managing previous outbreaks and pandemics (SARS, H1N1, Ebola, etc)
  • Ongoing policy lessons from local and global initiatives on COVID-19

 

3. Scientific & Economic Impacts

  • Open Science of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Research funding
  • Industry & Innovation
  • Evolution of workforce
  • Public communication of science & crisis management

 

4. Social Impacts

  • Climate change and environment
  • Behavioural and societal
  • Travel and globalism

 

This is not an exhaustive list - we welcome any editorials of interest with regards to policy and COVID-19. If you are unsure if the scope of your editorial will cohere with the issue topic, or if you wish to write a piece of greater length or alternative topic to those suggested, please reach out to editorial@sciencepolicy.ca with any questions.

 

Timeline for Publication

Acknowledging the unpredictability and rapid evolution of COVID-19 related developments, we request only that you confirm your intent to submit an article for this series by Friday April 3rd, 2020. The publications will be posted online on a rolling basis, as we receive them at the convenience of the authors. These articles will also be collected into a final edition for release and promotion. The submission deadline to be included in the first edition release of the editorials is Friday April 17th, 2020.

Editorials will be published as a special edition on the CSPC website, shared through CSPC social media channels, and in upcoming CSPC newsletters; ensuring wide exposure to stakeholders in science, technology, and innovation across Canada.

 

Editorial Requirements

Editorials must be 600–800 words and sent to editorial@sciencepolicy.ca. You may include up to 3 figures to complement your piece. The editorials can have shared authorship and multiple authors. Please include the title, affiliation, and a recent headshot photo with any author(s) along with your submission. As we will publish the editorials on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit your piece at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions about writing an editorial for CSPC, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Committee at editorial@sciencepolicy.ca.