October 30, 2023

International Conference Open Science and Innovation in Ukraine 2023

Team members of SUPRR, Frances Pinter and Gareth Dyke, presented at the German sponsored International Conference Open Science and Innovation in Ukraine 2023 Frances spoke about the SUPRR initiative. A question asking whether SUPRR could provide advice on new methods of distribution came from the audience. This was something that SURR had in mind when considering its internship scheme. Good to hear it confirmed as a need.

Sören Auer from the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library who has been involved in many large EU schemes said in his welcome speech that he would like to see more bottom-up small initiatives to complement the large EU ones. SUPRR ticks that box!  

September 29, 2023

EASE Ukraine

On September 29, Frances Pinter delivered a presentation on the SUPRR Initiative during the meeting convened by EASE Ukraine. She discussed the initiative’s aim to provide crucial support for Ukrainian publishing in the face of challenging circumstances. The ensuing discussion touched upon issues related to academic publishing in the post-Soviet space and during the ongoing war in Ukraine, with a particular focus on the necessity for the Ukrainian editor community to be fully engaged on the international stage.

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) represents an international community of editors with diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions, and professional experience who share a passion for science, scholarly communication, editing, and publishing. The Ukrainian regional chapter of EASE is an actively developed community led by Iryna Izarova, and it actively cooperates with the SUPRR Initiative.

October 10, 2023

Lviv Book Forum 2023
Frances Pinter with Alinea Books representative at Lviv Book Forum 2023

SUPPR Founder Frances Pinter attended the Lviv Book Forum in early October. This 30-year-old annual event defied all obstacles and ran its varied programmes in five different locations across the city. This year’s theme Writing the Future could not have been more appropriate as the world sinks into more conflict.

The main conference was held in the 16th century Powder Tower. Mixing acclaimed Ukrainian writers with world-renowned literary figures, the co-curated programme with the Hay Festival shared essential stories and facilitated a global conversation around the biggest questions of our timeMany panels with simultaneous translation can be viewed through the Hay Festival site.

Publishers displayed their beautifully produced new books outside in the sunshine. The public were delighted with the new works. Self-publishing was also in evidence as were new internet bookshop start-ups. 

August 1, 2023

Planning Your Publication Pathways to Success! August 18, 2023 11:00 CET. Discuss the most efficient ways to plan your next research. Find details and register at the link below. 

May 31, 2023

Chytomo/Читомо features the SUPRR initiative and announces helping hands for Ukrainian publishers.

May 25, 2023

Publishing Perspectives gave an overview of the SUPRR initiative. The news piece lists supportive partners and announces funding from De Gruyter’s eBound Foundation.

May 18, 2023

We are happy to announce that our initiative supporting Ukrainian Publishing Resilience and Recovery (SUPRR) received grant from De Gruyter Ebound Foundation. The grant will support publishers and help us build projects to strengthen the networks that offer help.

May 16, 2023

Publishers Weekly mentions the SUPRR project quoting Frances Pinter, executive chair of Central European University Press. “Our overall goal is to see a healthy publishing industry restored to the people of Ukraine.”

See their report by clicking the link below.

May 16, 2023

“We particularly applaud the goal of greater integration of Ukrainian scholarly publishers into the global scholarly communications ecosystem. We commit to expanded outreach to our Ukrainian university press colleagues through targeted participation in AUPresses programs and resources.” writes the AUPresses Board of Directors.

April 14, 2023

SUPRR (Supporting Ukrainian Publishing Resilience and Recovery) is a new initiative meant to galvanise assistance for Ukrainian publishing now and after the war. It is a call to action building a strong transnational community of publishers working together to match needs with resources.