The invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has heavily impacted scientific activity and the production of knowledge in this country. The extension of the war zone across the country, and the destruction of civilian infrastructure has not sparedhigher education and research facilities. The Kharkiv University building was hit by a missile in the first days of the war, and the academic community struggles to continue working.
While, thanks to different programs such as Science for Ukraine, support has been given up to now to Ukrainian researchers in all disciplines, this support is rarely extended to other types of personnel working alongside researchers in knowledge production, such as librarians, editorial staff, technicians and administrative staff at universities, research institutions and infrastructures.
If you decide to help, you can either make a donation and/or share the project with your network and/or you can donate some of your English-language publications as incentives for those who donate. Please contact the board for more information.
for this holiday season, we wish you a well-deserved rest and time well-spent with your loved ones. Once again, this year has been tough – but we have decided to take the complicated situation as an opportunity to focus inwards and improve the operation of AEUP. So, after we’ve eaten all the cookies and seen all our favourite Christmas movies, we’ll be looking forward to meeting you on our common path towards better academic publishing in Europe.
Next week, October 25–31, is the International Open Access Week. The AEUP strongly supports open access (as long as it is sustainable!) so we do recommend to participate. You can find the list of events on the Open Access Week website or contact your local university library – they will know for sure!
In consequence of last year’s Covid-19 situation, the AEUP board has recently decided that from now on, the annual members meetings will happen online. We should take advantage of the (rare) opportunities to meet in person to really network and discuss current issues and challenges of academic publishing.
After few years of good service, the AEUP board was recently renewed. Two of the members who worked actively for a long time towards our common goal resigned from the board. Thank you, Isabella Meinecke and Regine Tobias for your great contribution to AEUP!
The board was strengthened by a new member, Arūnas Gudinavičius, managing director at Vilnius University Press and Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Cultures and Communication, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University. Welcome aboard, Arūnas!
An online satellite event of the OASPA Conference 2020, the Multilingualism Workshop, will address topics such as balance between localization and globalization, translation and translators, or linguistic hegemony and dominance in multilingual settings.
The workshop will be opened by a contribution on the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in scholarly communication; many other talks will follow, dealing with various aspects of multilingualism as well as presentation of big projects that aim to promote multilingualism and diversity as such (OPERAS, TRIPLE).
A number of expert speakers from all over the world, Europe (Finland, France Poland, and Portugal) as well as Argentina, Canada and Japan, will contribute to insightful discussions and straight to the point contributions.
The registration is still open! Check the finalised agenda here.