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Dr. Nicholas Vonortas and Dr. Caroline Wagner named Co-Editors of "Science and Public Policy: The journal of science, research, technology, innovation and policy"

Science and Public Policy is a refereed, international journal on policies for science, technology and innovation, and on the implications of science, technology and innovation for other areas of policy. It covers all science, technology and innovation for other areas of policy. It covers all science and technology (basic, applied, high, low or otherwise) and all countries. It is read in around 80 countries, in universities, government ministries and agencies, consultancies, industry and elsewhere.

ISSN: 0302-3427
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Two George Washington University International Affairs Professors Named North American Editors of "Science and Public Policy"

Mar 24, 2010

WASHINGTON - Nicholas S. Vonortas and Caroline S. Wagner, international affairs faculty members at The George Washington University's Elliott School, have been tapped by Beech Tree Publishing as the North American editors of the journal "Science and Public Policy." Dr. Vonortas and Dr. Wagner will bring the science and technology policy publication to GW's Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP), mutually benefiting the academic and research components of the center and the content and outreach of the journal.

"The George Washington University has had a research presence in science and technology for nearly 50 years," said Dr. Vonortas, director of the center. "As a leading voice for international science and technology policy and research, CISTP is a natural home for "Science and Public Policy." This venture gives us the opportunity not only to grow and expand the journal, but to enhance the Elliott School's resources and research pertaining to global science and technology policy."

Dr. Wagner added, "Dr. Vonortas and I look forward to taking "Science and Public Policy" to the next level, increasing the professional profile of the field and increasing the reach and relevance to scholars and policymakers here in Washington, D.C. and around the world."

The journal, which publishes ten times per year on the nexus of public policy and science, technology and innovation, is read in nearly 80 countries at teaching and research universities, government ministries and agencies, consultancies and in other similar industries . Issues are free to the public 24 months after publication at

Dr. Vonortas is a professor of economics and international affairs and director of the International Science and Technology Policy graduate program and CISTP. He is a founding member of the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN). Dr. Vonortas has advised many government agencies in the United States, the European Union, the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as several international organizations on issues related to strategic partnerships, R&D program evaluation, science and technology indicators, innovation systems, technology and competition and intellectual property.

Dr. Wagner ('83) holds a Master of Arts degree in science, technology and public policy from GW's Elliott School. Her career has included positions with the United States Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology and as an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Wagner has also advised on science and technology policy at the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. She currently has a consulting company focusing on measuring scientific excellence and innovation in addition to teaching and research at GW.

The Center for International Science and Technology Policy conducts cutting-edge research on the policy issues that affect science and technology around the world. Center faculty, who teach the Master of Arts program in international science and technology policy, bring the theories and methods of this research to students who will use these ideas to shape future policies and plans here and abroad. The center also provides a vehicle for international scholars to bring their ideas to Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.


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