Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff: Crowdfunding Campaign
The invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and the expansion of the war zone across the country have had a significant impact on the country’s scientific activity. Much civilian infrastructure has been destroyed, including higher education and research institutions. Through a number of programmes, such as Science for Ukraine, support is being provided to Ukrainian researchers, but this support has not been extended to staff working alongside researchers in knowledge generation: the librarians, editors, technicians, and administrative staff at universities, research institutes, and other infrastructures.
Yet preserving the knowledge, expertise, and knowledge-sharing capabilities of these scientific communities is of vital importance.
What can we do to help?
Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES) is an initiative by various European institutions, infrastructures, and organizations (IBL-PAN, OPERAS, DOAJ, DOAB, EIFL, AEUP), as well as a number of French scientific publishers, aimed at supporting scientific communication in Ukraine and helping scholarly journals and academic publishers to continue their publishing activities. A crowdfunding campaign is being run from Wednesday, 4 May to Monday, 6 June 2022, to raise money to help Ukrainian journals who have requested assistance from the coalition.
Link to the crowdfunding webpage: https://wemakeit.com/projects/support-to-ukrainian-editors
More information: https://operas.hypotheses.org/5321