UNESCO’s Global Call for Open Science Best Practices

01 Mar 2022 Calls Open Science

UNESCO announced a global call for papers focusing on Open Science best practices to advance the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

The Recommendation is intended to encourage the wider adoption and endorsement of open science. Also, it should ensure that research findings are beneficial to all.

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UNESCO is shaping the future of global scientific practices in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, focused on Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These initiatives will contribute to bridging the knowledge and technology gaps between and within countries.

The call is coordinated with the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). 

Eligibility and deadline

The call's focus is on how open science can help develop policies to achieve the UN’s SDGs. This Special Issue is also supported by partners from the Global Young Academy Open Science Working Group.

The call is open to students, postdoctoral researchers, policy fellows, early career researchers and young professionals. The authors of three selected publications will present their research findings at UNESCO and MGCY's special events.

The submission deadline for the Special Topics Issue is on 10 July 2022.

Additional benefits

Open Science practitioners can benefit in other ways too.

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance is organizing a series of training sessions designed to assist through various actions.

Firstly, a science policy paper writing workshop on open science policy development, collaborative governance, scientific culture, and international cooperation. In addition, four webinars focusing on a discussion about open science issues covered in the Special Issue will be available.

More information about the call for papers and UNESCO’s partnership with JSPG and MGCY