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

EUR 20’767

125% of EUR 16’500

125 %
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The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

116 backers

Successfully concluded on 6/6/2022

Print, wrap, send: preparing your rewardsBy Pierre Mounier, on 01/08/2022

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  • Ready to go !
    Ready to go !
  • Wanda at work
    Wanda at work
  • Pack and chat
    Pack and chat

Dear backers,

Last week, Astrid, Caroline, Wanda and I met at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) in Paris to prepare your rewards to be sent. Here are some pictures of this pleasant moment of collaborative work. We hope you will like your rewards as a small sign of gratitude for your big support to our colleagues in Ukraine.

In the meantime, we distributed the funding to the 10 first journals selected by our scientific committee. The Committee also worked on selecting 35 more journals and publishers to be supported, thanks to the extra funding we received during this campaign. We will keep you posted as soon as we have the final list.

And don’t forget : SUES/SESU program is not over. We are planning new activities in the coming weeks and months. And we have a blog now where you can find all the information you need: Read more

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Dear all,

we finally made the accounts about all the support we received in this crowdfunding campaign and the capacity we gathered to support academic journals and publishers in Ukraine. The final result is way beyond what we expected! The details are published on the website that we recently created

In the name of SUES and SESU committees, I would like to thank you again sincerely for your generosity and your contributions that made all of this possible.

What’s next? We are currently working on :

  • distributing the funding to the first ten journals selected

  • selecting more journals and publishers to receive the extra funding we received beyond our initial target

  • preparing and printing the postcards and the literature booklet that we promised to those of you who asked for a print copy. You will receive it in your mailbox in a few weeks!

But, we also want to give something to all of you! So here’s the link, for you, where you can download the digital version of the booklet

And then? For us, this is not the end, but rather the start of something bigger and long-lasting. We intend to develop further actions to support cooperation with journals and publishers in Ukraine in terms of training, know-how sharing, scientific exchanges, access to shared technology, etc. More news to come on our website

Thank you again and please receive our warm regards,

Pierre Mounier

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Rémy Ienco interviewed the editors of several journals SUES program will support soon. They tell us about their journal, their work, their situation in war time and what they expect. Watch the interviews with the editors of :

  • Proceeding of Shevchenko Scientific Society. Medical Sciences

  • Vsesvit Journal

  • Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing

  • From the archives of the VUChK–GPU–NKVD–KGB

  • Sci. journals of Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National Univ.

  • Skhid Journal

  • Educational Challenges journal

Here’s the link to the playlist with all the videos : Link here

Ukrainian Literature booklet ready for printBy Pierre Mounier, on 03/06/2022

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Cover reward
Cover reward

One of the major rewards we promise to give after the end of the campaign is a booklet containing a selection of ten poems from Ukrainian literature translated in French and English. Currently, the SESU group of french editors and publishers working in close coordination with the SUES program are preparing this unique editorial product to thank our donators. You can see here the beautiful cover of the booklet.

This work is the result of a wonderful collaborative work. Let’s credit those who give their heart, their spirit and their time to this initiative :

  • Collection of texts recueil des textes: Christine Rawski, Caroline Dandurand, Fanny Pauthier
  • Layout mise en pages: Fanny Pauthier
  • Proofreading relecture: Christelle Fontaine, Céline Vautrin
  • Printing impression: université Bordeaux-Montaigne
  • Print management: Stéphanie Vincent

  • Distribution management: Astrid Thorn Hillig
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Medical Sciences is one of the ten journals selected by SUES program to be supported thanks to our crowdfunding campaign.

This interview was done by Remy Ienco.

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List of journals
List of journals


SUES (Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff) is an initiative of European institutions, infrastructures and organisations, aimed at supporting and sustaining scholarly communication in Ukraine. We reach out to scholarly journals and academic publishers offering help with day-to-day activities, international visibility, infrastructure, and building stronger relationships for the future. While observing and applauding numerous initiatives of support to Ukrainian scholars, we do notice the lack of specific support to editors and publishers. SUES offers help through mentoring, support towards DOAJ/DOAB inclusion and small scholarships to support day-to-day operations. The current crowdfunding campaign’s goal is to fund 10 scholarships of 1,500 EUR each. (In case there are more funds collected the number of scholarships will be increased).

Evaluation procedure

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 if the crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal. Should we collect more money the further position on the list will be released.

  • Collected scientific works of the Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport

  • Educational Challenges

  • From the archives of the VUChK–GPU–NKVD–KGB

  • Proceeding of Shevchenko Scientific Society. Medical Sciences

  • Scientific journals of the State Institution «Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University»

  • Skhid (East)

  • Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing

  • Technical sciences and technology

  • The Scientific Notes of the Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University. Literature Studies.



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 Members

  • Eric Aunoble (UNIGE)

  • Thomas Chopard (EHESS)

  • Caroline Dandurand (Editions Quae)

  • Iryna Kuchma (EIFL and DOAJ)

  • Maciej Maryl (IBL PAN) - Chair

  • Pierre Mounier (OPERAS)

  • Emmanuel Royer (CNRS)

  • Niels Stern (DOAB)

  • Svetlana Tarasova (IBL PAN)

  • Marta Tomakhiv (IBL PAN)