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For a special Issue of the Polar Record journal, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University Press, papers on the topic of Arctic Science Diplomacy in the Rapidly Changing World: From Regional to Global Scales are welcomed. We invite research papers from scientists and experts in this field. For more information please visit the journal website.

Science diplomacy plays an integral role in international science facilitation and communication being an element of soft power that enables the nations to build comprehensive longer-term and stable science dialogue at different levels from the global arena to national, regional, and even institutional actors. While being such a powerful and overarching instrument, science diplomacy constantly experiences paradigm shifts driven by the multiple and multidimensional internal and external changes. With this Special Issue, we aim to discuss Arctic science diplomacy case studies which both exercise examples from the regional to global and global to regional co-influence and explore innovative tools and approaches to delivering science diplomacy in the rapidly changing global context.

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  • Abstracts submitted: 30th November 2020
  • Final Decisions and notifications: 20th December 2020
  • Fist draft submissions: 28th February 2021
  • Final submission deadline: 31st March 2021
  • Special Issue published: July 2021


Abstracts of potential contributions can be submitted by email to guest co-editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th November. Submission should include title, authors and abstract (max 200-250 words). Invitations for full submissions (including research articles, short communications, commentaries and review papers) will be sent to respective authors by 20th December.

Completed manuscripts can be submitted between 28thFebruary and 1st April 2021. All papers will be submitted via Scholar One by choosing the special issue "Special Issue on Science Diplomacy in the Arctic" when prompted.

Detailed information for authors can be found here.

The word limit for full papers and review papers is 12,000 words (including references), while commentaries and short communications should have a maximum of 4,000 words.

All submissions will be externally reviewed.

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