About the Journal

GRACE: Global Review of AI Community Ethics is a new peer-reviewed, international journal at Stanford University, funded by the NSF.  An open-access journal, indexed in Google Scholar, GRACE offers a unique intellectual forum for AI Ethics practitioners to share their work. 

GRACE welcomes journal papers on the social impact of AI as well as global frameworks that draw from western and non-western ethics.

The journal also accepts Research Notes, Reviews, and Commentary. From time to time, there are special issues devoted to a particular topic. Submissions are open to the Stanford community as well as scholars at other institutions. 

Types of Papers

Social Impact Papers

GRACE welcomes social impact papers describing ethical issues with any aspect of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. A paper should include a convincing motivational discussion and argument, articulate the relevance of the argument to AI/ML, describe the scientific and social impact of the work, include all relevant proofs and/or experimental data, and provide a thorough discussion of connections with the existing literature. 

GRACE caters to a broad readership. Papers that are heavily mathematical in content are welcome but should include a less technical high-level motivation and introduction that is accessible to a wide audience and explanatory commentary throughout the paper. 

Typical manuscript length is 3000-7000 words.

Framework Papers

Framework papers investigate a diverse spectrum of ethical approaches and problems, including the current limitations of frameworks in AI governance. GRACE welcomes reflections on western and non-western frameworks. Papers must also be free of excessive philosophical jargon and define terms clearly for a non-philosophical audience.

Typical manuscript length is 3000+ words.

Research Notes and Commentary

The Research Notes and Commentary section of GRACE will provide a forum for short communications that cannot fit within the other two paper categories. The maximum length should not exceed 1000 words. Some examples of suitable Research Notes include, but are not limited to the following: op-eds, interviews, concise technical research aimed at other specialists; a detailed exposition of a relevant theorem or an experimental result and its ethical implications.


GRACE invites students to review important existing and emerging research areas, reviews of topical and timely books related to AI, and substantial, but perhaps controversial position papers that articulate ethical  issues of interest in the AI research community.


Grace podcasts are conducted by journal mentors Dr. Harriett Jernigan. Podcast submissions are by invitation only.Submission Instructions

The submission process has two steps. First submit a 250 word abstract. All manuscripts will go through the standard double-blind peer-review process according to GRACE guidelines. 



GRACE journal has new subsection of GRACE journal JUST for FIRST-GENERATION, LOW INCOME high school students, Rising GRACE 

There are three types of high school writing:


*research papers on technology and its social impacts 1200-3000 words


*op-eds on the social impact of technology 800 words


*literacy narratives that focus on your personal experiences with literacy (speaking, writing, reading, and the like)  and reflect on the importance of these rhetorical experiences in your life. 1200-1800 words.


To submit to RISING GRACE, please pick one of these types of writing, and upload your paper with a one paragraph letter from a teacher describing your work, character, and experience as a first-generation, college-bound student, ages 14-19.


Please check back for some HOW-TO videos from Stanford instructors and students, so you'll have a roadmap for writing any one of these genres.

DEADLINE is JUNE 30, 2024 PLEASE write RISING GRACE on your submission and include your name.

Once your paper is accepted you'll get feedback from peer tutors and Stanford students to help you polish it for publication.