In 2010, inspired by a pressing need to tackle building global challenges such as climate change, infectious disease outbreak and financial meltdown, Neave O’Clery and Cong Sheng founded print publication A Global Village (AGV) based at Imperial College.
While early editions were focused on politics and international affairs, it soon became clear that there is huge interest and appetite across the university to explore the interface between science and technology, and policy and politics. More specifically, how science, medicine and engineering could provide solutions to some of the most urgent challenges in the world today.
Within a couple of years, and with the help of a growing team including talented designer Lars Bergemann and long-time editors Sumana Chaturvedula and Georgia Lockwood-Estrin, A Global Village gained significant momentum. Attracting contributions from leaders in the scientific community, policy-makers and young researchers, the print journal covered a wide range of topics including global health, energy and environment, agriculture and development, economics and cyber-security.
Recent contributions include Michael Edelstein and David Heymann at Chatham House on the future of treatment for Ebola, activist Richard Stallman on surveillance and democracy, technologist Prof Michael Ferreira on augmented reality, and Camilla Toulmin, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, on investing in institutions to build climate resilience.
Inspired to grow an international audience for their niche publication, in 2014 the editorial board decided to move beyond the cost and confines of a print publication, and focus on developing the online edition. At this point, ANGLE was born - a new name for a new era. ANGLE is following in the footsteps of AGV, tackling global challenges, one issue at a time.
Contributed articles typically undergo a rigorous 2-3 month editorial process with our expert editorial team, composed mainly of post-doctoral researchers. This in-depth process enables scientists to communicate big ideas, complex theories and new developments directly to a non-specialist audience, and has frequently led to coverage of important topics - such as the link between sanitation and attendance in schools, and the invention of anonymous currency transactions such as bitcoin - well before the mainstream media.
A range of people and institutes at Imperial College have supported the growth of AGV and more recently ANGLE. In particular, Prof Alan Fenwick of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative has been an invaluable advocate and mentor to the editorial team, and been a long-time contributor on the topic of neglected tropical diseases. Similarly, organisations such as the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, the Institute for Global Health Innovation and the Institute for Security Science and Technology have been committed supporters and partners.
Article submissions are open to experts and thinkers - interpreted in the broadest sense. We typically attract and invite pieces from academics, early-stage researchers and innovators, policy-makers and professionals in both the public and private sphere.
While we encourage contibutions on a range of topics. Articles are loosely grouped into three types: feature (standard), opinion piece and research article.
Please send a short abstract to our Editor-in-Chief Neave O’Clery.
Are you passionate about the intersection of science, policy and politics? Get in touch with us if
(1) You are a minimum PhD candidate, or have an Masters degree plus professional experience
(2) Have an interest in science, policy and international affairs
(3) Have great writing, communication and organisational skills
A background in your chosen topic-area is preferred but not essential. No prior editorial experience required.
Please send a CV, one writing sample/link, and a short proposal for a theme or topic we could feature (one paragraph) to our Editor-in-Chief Neave O’Clery.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.