I am crowdfunding to publish my book, entitled “From the Maidan to the Russia-Ukraine War,” as open access book. This book is already accepted for publication by a major Western academic press following very positive peer reviews. It is scheduled for publication in 2024. Publishing it as open access would make this book on the Russia-Ukraine war and its origins available for everyone to read, download, share, translate, and republish in whole or in part free of charge.
The fundraiser goal is $14,356 or CAD$19,455 out of CAD22,900. The difference would be covered by open-access publication grants from the University of Ottawa. The open-access publication fee for an individual chapter starts at CAD$2,471.
As a reward, the donors can get the e-book edition of my book on this crucial war and its origins. The crowdfunded amount would be paid to the book publisher, a top Western academic press, to cover the open access publication fees of my book. It would also be used to pay parts of open access publication fees to major peer-reviewed journals for my two articles on the Maidan massacre in Ukraine following very positive peer reviews. Parts of these articles would be republished in the open access book. This book is based on 10 years of my research, which I funded with my own money. I'll also forego my royalties for this open access book.
I am a Ukrainian and Canadian political scientist specializing in politics and conflicts in Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine and got my Ph.D. at George Mason University in the US. I teach at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Previously, I held various academic positions at Harvard University, State University of New York at Potsdam, the University of Toronto, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. My academic publications include 4 books, 3 forthcoming books, 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 12 book chapters. My interviews, comments, and publications appeared in over 3,000 media reports in nearly 75 countries.