As an advisor for treaties and agreements in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Global Security Technology and Policy Group, Kathleen Doty tackles policy and law challenges at the nexus of nuclear security, international relations, and even gender and equality. Most recently, Doty was invited to lend her expertise as guest editor for the International Journal of Nuclear Security (IJNS) on a special issue on women in nuclear security.
“I'm delighted to serve as guest editor for this special issue to help amplify the perspectives and technical accomplishments of women working in the diverse and challenging field of nuclear security,” Doty said. The issue is accepting papers on all aspects of nuclear security, nonproliferation, and related fields. Doty will be managing the selection process and working with IJNS staff to edit manuscripts and help guide the effort to publication. She brings to the role her prior experience as the former Attorney-Editor of the publications at the American Society of International Law (ASIL), including the American Journal of International Law, International Legal Materials, and ASIL Insights.
The IJNS special issue is a collaborative effort with the Department of Energy's and the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of International Nuclear Security's Nuclear Security Women initiative, which Doty is participating in on behalf of PNNL. Unique to this issue, the first author on all technical papers must be a woman or gender-diverse person (person whose gender identity does not conform to the male/female binary). Submissions are also welcome from male allies on topics related to increasing gender equality in the field or as second authors on technical papers.
“It is exciting to see a publication implement approaches that embrace more diverse and inclusive nuclear security authorship. Diversity in thought leadership enhances resilience and sustainability in addressing our nuclear security challenges,” Doty said. To learn more and submit an abstract, visit https://trace.tennessee.edu/ijns/styleguide.html.