After analysing all the needs that were expressed to the SUES collective, we are happy to announce a series of webinars that will take place during the summer. All the editors and publishers who applied to the program are welcome to attend ─ as well as everyone around Europe. The webinars will be adjusted as much as possible to the Ukrainian context and the recordings will be available on our website.
Each webinar will consist of a 30-40 minutes presentation and around 20 minutes for discussion. You need to register for each webinar separately.
The topics and dates are:
Indexing journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Speakers from the European Association of Science Editors will explore key best practices for journal publishing such as publishing policies, data sharing, publishing ethics, journal guidelines, peer review, and improving journal visibility.
Feel free to register or to contact us for any question !
Viktor Stepanenko, the editor-in-chief, also gave us a short statement of the improvements the journal was able to achieve, thanks to the funds and support from the SUES:
This year, the team has continued to upload the whole content of issue on their website for free access ─ before that, they used to publish the paper abstracts and keep a half a year time gap with uploading the texts in full-access (this was mostly due to the journal subscription that was small but steady)
Part of the cost for printing the issue (120 copies) was covered from the grant money
Some money was also used as small financial allowances for some colleagues at the editorial board ─ for example 100 Euro was passed for the junior editorial assistant Anna Rudnicka, who recently gave the birth.
The team is now working on the third issue of 2022, don’t hesitate to follow them up!
Thanks to our donors and everyone’s support to the SUES program, the journal Scientific Notes of H.S. Skovoroda KhNPU. Literary Studies (1st tome, 2022, n°99) has been published on the Kharkiv University website !
It is in full open access, so don’t hesitate to have a look & share the content.
UPDATE, AUGUST 2nd
Call for Papers
Field of science and issues in focus: the collection contains the scientific articles devoted to literary criticism: Ukrainian literature, Slavic literatures, world literature, comparative literary criticism, the theory of the literature, narratology, interdisciplinary research (literature and linguistics, literature and cultural studies, literature and philosophy etc.).
Publication languages: Ukrainian, English.
The journal is open for submissions throughout the year. All submissions are subject to a strict double-blind review and editorial board assessment.
Indexing: Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, OCLC WorldCat, Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), Research Bible, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine), Open AIRE, ERIH PLUS.
Among the members of the International board for the journal is Mario Vargas Llosa, who received the literature Nobel price in 2010 and recently met the editorial board, as new members are coming to work with the journal.
Successful campaign to support Ukrainian university publishing and first exchanges
As a result of the support campaign organised by the European initiative SUES (Support to Ukrainian editorial staff)/SESU (Support to Scholarly Publishing in Ukraine), 45 scientific journals and publishers will receive support totalling over €73,000. The campaign also initiated exchanges between publishing professionals in Europe and Ukraine. SUES is an initiative of European institutions, infrastructures, organisations and French scientific publishing professionals. It was formed in March 2022 to support scientific communication in Ukraine by providing assistance to academic journals and publishers. One of the objectives is to enable these structures to continue their editorial activities despite the war context. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on May the 6th, 2022, the results of which have exceeded all expectations: by the closing date of June the 24th, more than 73,000 euros had been raised, thanks to the contributions of 157 donors, individuals and organisations, from all over the world (the initial goal was to obtain 16,500 euros, in order to support about ten journals). To the 118 donations (for a total amount of more than 20,000 euros), collected through crowdfunding launched on the Wemakeit platform, made mainly by individuals, but also from some major public institutions, associations, learned societies and publishers, were added those made by Knowledge Unlatched/Wiley, from the community of publishers and University libraries (36,000 euros, more than 38 donors). Finally, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research has decided to donate an additional 16,500 euros, through its National Fund for Open Science (FNSO), to support 10 additional journals, shared in open access in Ukraine. This funding will be distributed among 45 Ukrainian scientific journals and publishers. The latter had applied following a survey circulated in May 2022 by SUES, which aimed to gain a better understanding of the Ukrainian scientific publishing landscape, establish contacts with stakeholders, and determine their most urgent needs. The applications were examined by a scientific committee (composition of editorial committees, evaluation procedures, editorial quality, distribution methods), and 45 of them were selected for this first campaign. The Committee took care to take into account the diversity of the disciplines represented. This funding campaign was accompanied by contacts with representatives of these journals, leading to exchanges and the production of videos. It was followed by the creation of a blog that will keep the community informed of the project’s progress and by the organisation of webinars bringing together European scientific publishers. Beyond the financial aspects, it seems essential to continue the dialogue initiated during this campaign between publishing professionals in Europe and Ukraine.
Une campagne de soutien à l’édition universitaire ukrainienne fructueuse et des premiers échanges tissés
Suite à la campagne de soutien organisée par l’initiative européenne SUES (Support to Ukrainian editorial staff)/SESU (Soutien à l’édition savante en Ukraine), 45 revues et éditeurs scientifiques recevront une aide, pour un montant total de plus de 73 000 euros. Cette campagne a également permis d’initier des échanges entre professionnels de l’édition en Europe et en Ukraine.
Le SUES est une initiative d’institutions, d’infrastructures, d’organisations européennes et de professionnels de l’édition scientifique française. Il s’est constitué en mars 2022 pour soutenir la communication scientifique en Ukraine en apportant une aide aux revues savantes et aux éditeurs universitaires. L’un des objectifs est de permettre à ces structures de poursuivre leurs activités éditoriales malgré le contexte de guerre.
Une campagne de financement participatif a été lancée le 6 mai 2022, dont les fruits ont dépassé toute attente : à sa date de clôture, le 24 juin, plus de 73 000 euros ont été recueillis, grâce aux contributions de 157 donateurs, individuels et organisations, du monde entier (le pari était initialement d’obtenir 16 500 euros, pour soutenir une dizaine de revues).
Aux 118 dons (pour un montant total de plus de 20 000 euros), recueillis par le crowdfunding lancé sur la plateforme Wemakeit, effectués pour l’essentiel par des particuliers, mais aussi venus de quelques grandes institutions publiques, d’associations, de sociétés savantes, d’éditeurs, se sont ajoutés ceux apportés par Knowledge Unlatched/Wiley, issus de la communauté des éditeurs et bibliothèques universitaires (36 000 euros, plus de 38 donateurs). Enfin, le ministère français de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche a décidé de donner 16 500 euros supplémentaires, par l’intermédiaire de son Fonds national pour la science ouverte (FNSO), pour soutenir 10 revues supplémentaires, diffusées en accès ouvert en Ukraine.
Cette somme sera répartie entre 45 revues et éditeurs scientifiques ukrainiens. Ces derniers avaient déposé une demande suite à l’enquête diffusée en mai 2022 par le SUES, qui visait à mieux connaître le paysage de l’édition scientifique ukrainienne, à établir des contacts avec des acteurs de celle-ci, et à déterminer leurs besoins les plus urgents. Les demandes ont été examinées par un comité scientifique (composition des comités éditoriaux, procédures d’évaluation, qualité éditoriale, modes de diffusion), et 45 d’entre elles ont été retenues pour cette première campagne. Le Comité a veillé à tenir compte de la diversité des disciplines représentées.
Cette campagne de financement a été accompagnée de prises de contacts avec des représentants de ces revues, donnant lieu à des échanges et à la production de vidéos. Elle s’est prolongée par la création d’un blog qui permettra d’informer la communauté des suites de ce projet et par l’organisation de webinaires rassemblant des éditeurs scientifiques européens. Au-delà des aspects financiers, il paraît en effet primordial de poursuivre le dialogue initié lors de cette campagne entre des professionnels de l’édition en Europe et en Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine is impacting our colleagues in scholarly publishing – We set up the Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff program to provide editorial staff in Ukraine with the help they need
Les institutions donatrices sont mentionnées dans la liste ci-dessous. La liste des donateurs individuels est présente sur la plateforme Wemakeit, sauf s’ils ont choisi de rester anonyme.
On the 24th of June, we could finally close our crowdfunding campaign and do the accounts: thanks to the amazing generosity of 157 donors, individuals and organisations from all parts of the world, we could manage to collect more than 73 000 euros in total, which will give us the possibility to support financially around 45 journals. This is way beyond our initial target and expectation which was 16 500 euros to support 10 journals!
How was it managed? First we opened a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Wemakeit where we collected more than 20 000 euros from 118 donors, mostly individuals. Then, we were contacted by Sven Fund from Knowledge Unlatched/Wiley who proposed to help collecting funding from the publishers and libraries community. All in all, KU collected 36 000 euros more from 38 donors. Finally, we received the wonderful news that the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research decided to give 16 500 euros more through its Open Science National Fund to support 10 more open access journals in Ukraine !
In the name of the SUES and SESU committees, we would like to express our gratitude to the 157 donors, individuals and organisations who made this possible. And to all those who gave their best to share the information and encourage others to participate. You will find below the list of organisations who participated. The list of individual donors can be found on Wemakeit platform. Some chose not to disclose their identity. Thank you to them as well.
List of donors (organisations):
Academic Studies Press
Amherst College Press
Association of European University Presses
Berner Fachhochschule Department Wirtschaft
Carnegie Mellon University
CNRS – Direction des données ouvertes de la recherche
Collège de France
Duke University Press
Emerald Group Publishing
Florida State University Libraries
FMSH – Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Georgia Institute of Technology
Glasgow Caledonian University
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover/TIB Hannover (University of Hannover)
Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Instytut Badań Literackich PAN
King’s College London
La Trobe University
National Fund for Open Science (France)
OAPEN Library & DOAB
Revue d’histoire diplomatique
Sheffield Hallam University
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library)
The British Library
Universitätsbibliothek Bern (University of Berne)
Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Liverpool
University of Oregon
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde
University of York
Wilfrid Laurier University
York St John University
Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) / Zurich University of Applied Sciences
The committee took under consideration 95 journals whose statement of needs was submitted via SUES web form by 19th May 2022 noon, when the evaluation process started. New queries are received after this date but will be processed later, if a new round is possible. Two important points should be made: (1) not all journals and publishers asked for financial support, (2) journals often asked for broader support exceeding the financial capacities of SUES.
The evaluation was conducted iteratively, according to the criteria reflecting the general principles of SUES and ensure that the help will go to the journals in need, planning a wider cooperation with SUES partners: journal’s history, recent issues, open access policy/plans, presence in journal indexes, location in regions directly affected by the war, interest in further cooperation, expression of needs. Given the capacity of the programme, the committee prioritised individual journal submissions instead of university submissions (with an exception of Luhansk).
The top 10 list journals presented below will receive scholarships :
Founded in 1994, with 4 issues per year, the journal is peer-reviewed and in open-access on their website. Their focus includes these fields of research : applied mechanics, science of material, sector machine building, heat power engineering, etc.
Since 1996, the journal publishes peer-reviewed original research and review articles across all aspects of up-to-date education. The journal publishes manuscripts in the following basic areas:educational policies, initial and continuing teacher training, experimental education, etc.
Since 1994, highlights little-known pages of Ukrainian history, studying the problems of state terror of the Soviet period as well as to publish documents from the archives of secret services. In open access, published twice a year.
Since 1998, with four issues a year in open access, aims at developing professional sociological knowledge and academic expertise through the publication of outstanding articles and the reports on the results of advanced innovative research on social issues and processes in contemporary sociology.
Since 1925, publishes exclusive translations of world classics and contemporary works of literature, covering different aspects of cultural, artistic, social and political life in all parts of the world.