Aims and goals

The UCSE will offer a number of benefits for members who struggle to index their representative journals with established multidisciplinary and specialist bibliographic databases, journal registries, archiving platforms, and libraries. All members will have an opportunity to regularly discuss their editorial strategies and prospects of journal development with leading experts in journalology, digitization, library and information science, and languages. Expert evaluation of journals is planned at the membership application to distinguish the main issues and suggest individual journal development strategies. The UCSE will regularly arrange webinars, seminars, and congresses for its members to discuss issues in research reporting, research and publication ethics, multidisciplinary and specialist database characteristics and indexing criteria, English for scholarly purposes, graphics design and use of different computer languages, digitization and open access, social media for scholarly purposes, traditional and alternative metrics, global editorial recommendations, statements, and declarations. All these issues will be also prioritized at the UCSE journal, aiming at publishing a variety of original research, review, expert opinion, and information articles.

The UCSE will serve professional interests of Ukrainian editors who are scarcely represented at global, regional, and local professional associations. The privileged access to the UCSE Electronic Forum for discussing editorial matters and other scholarly issues will allow members to actively contribute to the drafting of Recommendations and Policy Statements. Members will also be supported in their attempts to write scholarly articles and books on science editing.

Administration of the UCSE will include the President, Secretary General, Presidium, and Manager, elected for an extendable 3-year term. Honorary Lifetime Members will be elected on a regular basis to provide an opportunity for highly skilled editors and UCSE contributors to share their experience with other members and have unlimited access to all UCSE meetings, forums, and other initiatives. A designated group of Young Science Editors will be formed to involve student journal editors in the UCSE activities and prepare them for taking editorial posts.