VI. Notes from the Editor

Crowdfunding Initiative on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Perspectives on Terrorism

Dear Reader,

Perspectives on Terrorism, by some accounts the most widely-read peer-reviewed journal in the field of terrorism research, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

The Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), the non-profit organization behind Perspectives on Terrorism, has continually sought to provide the research community with free and non-partisan information on developments in terrorism and counter-terrorism from around the world.

For the past ten years, the journal’s editorial team, led by Alex P. Schmid, James J. Forest and Robert Wesley–the three directors of TRI – have not only volunteered their time, but have also fully financed the publishing of Perspectives on Terrorism out of their own pockets.

Now, as we prepare to ensure the next 10 years of service to the terrorism research community, we are, with this letter, appealing to those who value open access scholarship to help alleviate at least some of the financial burden associated with the publication of Perspectives on Terrorism.

To this end, we are inviting our readers and supporters to contribute to our new crowdfunding campaign in order to help keep Perspectives on Terrorism free of charge, openly accessible for its tens of thousands of regular and occasional readers.

Any and all contributions are welcome, and can be made online via the website link provided below. We run Perspectives on Terrorism on a shoestring budget—so a little money goes a long way!

TRI is a US non-profit (501c3) organization, so donations may be tax deductible.

We hope you will recognize our efforts to produce an independent journal on behalf of the international research community, and we thank you in advance for your contribution!


Alex P. Schmid
James J. Forest
Robert Wesley

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