Global Policy: Next Generation is a new annual issue from the journal Global Policy. This multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal will provide a platform for PhD students and early career researchers to publish research on-par with the most rigorous of academic journals. The aim of the new issue is to seek out the next generation of groundbreaking research in global policymaking and broaden horizons in terms of both content and authorship.

We wish to publish work that pushes beyond the predominant Western-centric viewpoints in global policy research and diversify the scope of research to include both macro and micro levels of global governance. In doing so, GPNG lays down a challenge to early-career researchers around the globe to meet this need for innovative and transformational research ideas that have both theoretical value and practical impact with policymakers.

As a part of Global Policy, this new initiative benefits from the guidance of both David Held and Eva-Maria Nag, the General Editors and Founding Executive Editors of Global Policy. Building upon this wealth of experience, GPNG’s first edition will be published by Wiley-Blackwell in December 2019.

As an editorial team, we seek to bring to the fore ideas and research that are at the leading edge of policy work regarding issues that are multilevel – local and global, and micro and macro in size and impact. Importantly then, as an editorial team, we place no restrictions upon the content of submissions other than their relevance and impact to current and future policy issues worldwide.

However, Global Policy: Next Generation goes beyond the remit of producing a peer-reviewed academic journal. It aims to establish a platform for early-career researchers to engage with the wider community of both academia and policymaking by promoting their research through a variety of media. GPNG offers early-career researchers the opportunity to publish opinion pieces on their current research, areas of expertise, or issues that they feel need further analysis and exploration. This is complemented by podcast interviews with academics at all stages of the research process, from those just starting projects to those presenting final products and published works, all sharing ideas and pushing boundaries in terms of how we engage with academic research.

GPNG is a multidisciplinary platform for linking early-career researchers with other academic researchers and policymakers seeking new ideas and avenues of research that will inform debates in both sectors. If you would like to share your research ideas through an opinion piece or podcast interview, engage in a debate on contemporary events through a comment article, or wish to submit a research article please do get in touch with the editorial team.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Global Policy: Next Generation Editorial Team


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