About Science & Global Security

Aims and scope

Science & Global Security is an international journal for peer-reviewed scientific and technical studies to support international security, arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation policy. The journal covers nuclear, biological, chemical, space and cyber technologies and programs and related security issues. Its goals are to help develop the technical basis for new policy initiatives to reduce the risks from these technologies to international peace and security and to provide a resource for further scholarship and policy analysis.

History of the journal

Science and Global Security is based at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security. The journal was founded in 1989 by a group of scientists from the United States and the Soviet Union, led by Frank von Hippel and Roald Sagdeev, to provide a forum for technical discussions on the basis for nuclear arms control and disarmament initiatives.


Science & Global Security is edited by Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian and Pavel Podvig, all of whom are affiliated with Princeton University's Program on Science & Global Security. Harold Feiveson, the founding editor of the journal, is Editor Emeritus. Editorial board of Science & Global Security includes scientists from China, India, Pakistan, Russia, the United States, and Europe.


The editors can be contacted by e-mail at editors@scienceandglobalsecurity.org or by regular mail.