Have you discovered information that could not only help fill gaps in scholarly literature but which might also be of value to policymakers?
Are you concerned that the conventions of traditional academic publishing might constrain your abilities to generate specific kinds of impact on contemporary policy debates?
Are you looking for a venue to present your knowledge and perspectives in a manner that is more explicitly policy prescriptive than most academic publishing outlets tend to allow?
The management team at Strife recognizes the norms of academic publishing can be restrictive. This is particularly the case when it comes to accommodating scholars’ interests in publishing research outputs that are tailored to contribute to current deliberations in policymaking spheres, such as by highlighting issues not identified in legislative research initiatives that, if exposed in a policy paper, could enhance the persuasiveness of calls for new policies. Rather than just acknowledge this is a frustrating fact of life for many academic researchers, in 2022, the management team at Strife decided to do something about it.
About Strife Policy Papers
This month, we’ve launched Strife Policy Papers (SPP) as a third pillar in the mix of works published by Strife. SPP’s founding editor, then-Strife Blog Managing Editor Michael S. Smith II, envisages SPP as a vehicle for allowing graduate and postgraduate researchers, as well as university faculty members who are not affiliated with think tanks to more actively engage in policy-making deliberations.
As we move into the 2022-2023 academic year, Michael S. Smith II will oversee Strife Policy Papers as a new third pillar within Strife’s publishing scheme of Strife Journal, Strife Blog, and now including Strife Policy Papers.