We are living in nervous times that have a strong impact on the scientific system and scientific publishing. As institutional publishers, we have to cope with this situation and find our position vis-à-vis the economic, political and environmental challenges facing society as a whole, our communities, patrons and institutions. At the same time, the growing trend towards Open Access and Open Science gives new meaning to institutional publishing and poses new technical and organisational challenges for the respective publishing units. AEUP is trying to find out more about the situation of its members in order to identify topics for future events and networking activities.
We need your help to shape upcoming workshops according to your needs and wishes. The survey will be anonymous. Please answer the following questions no later than Wednesday 16 November 2022. We thank you in advance.
SUES offers help through mentoring, support towards DOAJ/DOAB inclusion and small scholarships to support day-to-day operations. The money collected will be divided into lump sums of 1500 euros for each journal or publisher. More about the evaluation process to be found here.
“The Scientific Committee expresses its awe for the diversity and quality of Ukrainian scholarly journals. We see the current SUES actions as a temporary measure and a pilot programme for a more sustainable action. We call upon the European Commission and ministries of science of the European countries to provide funds for a more comprehensive support programme.”
SUES Scientific Committee
In the long term, the project aims at strengthening the connections and knowledge exchange to ensure the international presence and visibility of Ukrainian scholarly outputs.
Thanks to your contribution, Ukrainian editors will be able to continue to disseminate knowledge through the scholarly publications in Ukraine. As any other country, the Ukrainian society needs to have access to knowledge to strive, create, communicate, and prepare for a better future.
Thank you to everyone who donated! Please follow the SUES project for updates.
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!