About the Journal

The nexus between science and diplomacy has grown increasingly important as both the international relations between countries grow in complexity and the scientific endeavor expands globally.

Since 2012, Science & Diplomacy has provided a forum for rigorous thought, analysis, and insight to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of science and diplomacy. The open access journal features original perspectives by science and diplomacy practitioners and thinkers from U.S. and international perspectives in areas of science for diplomacy; science in diplomacy; and diplomacy for science. The journal strives to be a resource for foreign policy makers and analysts, scientists and research administrators, and educators and students.  Our readers consist of policymakers—including diplomats, government officials and elected representatives in the U.S. and abroad; decisionmakers working at international organizations; experts at national and international research facilities; scientists and technologists in academia, industry, and civil society; undergraduate and graduate students; and science diplomacy enthusiasts located around the world. We strive to build a broad and inclusive community of stakeholders who contribute to, benefit from, and direct science diplomacy.

Science & Diplomacy is published by the Center for Science Diplomacy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a mission-driven, multi-disciplinary general scientific society with members around the globe. Founded in 2008, the Center has been one of the recognized global leaders in building bridges between science and diplomacy and elevating the role of science in foreign policy to address national and global challenges. All articles, perspectives, and In the Field pieces are signed and reflect the authors' opinion and do not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS or of the institutions with which the authors or the editors are affiliated.

The Center is grateful for the financial support of the Golden Family Foundation in helping make Science & Diplomacy possible.

Information for Authors

Science & Diplomacy provides a forum for rigorous thought, analysis, and insight to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, and teach all aspects of science and diplomacy. For the purposes of this journal, “science” is treated in its broadest sense and includes higher education and other technical capacity building as well as research and innovation. 

While we are no longer accepting unsolicited contributions, we welcome suggestions for original contributions related to policy-relevant issues surrounding 1) science for diplomacy, where science is employed as a tool for diplomacy (e.g., science as a “soft power” tool); 2) science in diplomacy, where diplomatic or foreign policy processes and apparatuses rely on scientific and technical capacity and understanding; and 3) diplomacy for science, where diplomacy is employed to support the scientific endeavor (e.g., in large-scale, multi-national scientific projects).  Other aspects of the science and diplomacy nexus are also welcomed. Science & Diplomacy particularly seeks to highlight lessons learned and policy-relevant recommendations that can resonate with both science diplomacy practitioners and a general audience.

For more information on proposing pieces to Science & Diplomacy, visit our Submissions page.


Science & Diplomacy Staff

E. William Colglazier, PhD

Executive Editor
Kimberly Montgomery, PhD

Editorial Manager
Estefania Ortiz Calva, MA

Editorial Coordinator
Katie Garner