Annual Reviews Statement on Business with Russia

In response to the attack on Ukraine, Annual Reviews has discontinued all business with Russia and Belarus until further notice. We are not pursuing contract renewals or new contracts in Russia and Belarus. Articles already commissioned from authors in Russia will continue be handled according to standard Annual Reviews editorial procedures. 

For Ukraine, the paywall on all 51 Annual Reviews journals was removed on 3 March, 2022, making Annual Reviews content openly available there.

These measures align with those set out by fifteen other academic publishers in a joint statement on 31 March 2022, reproduced below:

We the undersigned jointly condemn the war in Ukraine and call for a stop to any more senseless loss of life. We are shocked and saddened by the humanitarian crisis.

We have taken the unprecedented step of suspending sales and marketing of products and services to research organizations in Russia and Belarus. We join other organizations globally that are acting to bring about an end to this aggression and to restore peace.

As individual organizations, we are working to aid affected colleagues and contractors, while contributing to broader relief efforts that are providing safety and support for those in peril including Ukrainian researchers.

We remain committed to the ideals of science and scholarship as a global community. Our actions are not targeted at Russian researchers, but rather at research organizations in Russia and Belarus. This is why we continue to publish and distribute manuscripts from authors in these countries in the independent way set out in the COPE guidelines for research which states: “Editorial decisions should not be affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors.” 

Given the rapidly changing situation we will continue to evaluate our positions on an ongoing basis.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology
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