STM Elections - Voting Open!

The STM 2015 Board election ballot is now open. Voters will receive an email with their login details shortly and can log in to the ballot here. Voting will end on 11 September 2015.

Any questions, please get in touch with Kim Beadle

Latest News

José Borghino appointed as Secretary General of the International Publishers Association (IPA)
Mr Borghino’s responsibilities will include supporting IPA members, nationally and in international forums, whenever copyright or the freedom to publish are threatened. He will advise IPA members on national policy issues. And he will manage relationships with key international organisations, such as WIPO, UNESCO, WTO and OECD, as well as leading NGOs such as IFLA, PEN, IAF, STM, IPACC, IFRRO and other international rightsholder organisations. Read more at the IPA website.

STM ECPC Pilot Mentoring Scheme 
STM’s Early Career Publishers Committee have launched a  pilot international mentoring scheme. This new programme is designed to support your professional development and help you achieve your career goals in the publishing industry. For more information on eligibility, programme structure and to register your interest in participating as a mentor or mentee click here.

AIP appoints new Executive Director and CEO
Dr. Robert G. W. Brown has been appointed the new AIP Executive Director and CEO. Read the full announcement here

STM reaction to 'Communication on Single Digital Market Strategy for Europe'
STM issues response on text and data mining in the EU, indicating that copyright already provides legal certainties. Read STM's response here

SCN Consultation on Article Sharing – Summary report published
The summary report of STM’s article sharing consultation is now available

PRC publishes OA Licensing Guide
The Publishing Research  Consortium (PRC) has published a new legal perspective for stakeholders, covering the complex inter-dependence of copyright licensing, publishing agreements, and open access of other licenses ‘downstream’. The guide contains recommendation and opinions to steer sustainable open access licensing. The guide is available via the PRC website:

Extended Science Statement
STM issued statement on ‘extended science’ following the recent EU public consultation on ‘science 2.0

Open Access
Following the recent announcement of the revised 2nd draft Open Access policy of DBT/DST STM prepared the following submission.

New Members
STM welcomes these new members in 2015: EB MedicinePulsus Group Inc.,Copyright Agency, Harrington Park Press, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), IPR License,the European Respiratory Society, Kudos, JMIR Publicationsthe American Society of Agronomy,Greenhouse Associates, Inc.the University of Michigan Medical School and The Optical Society (OSA)

Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave MacMillan release Author Insights survey data
NPG and Palgrave Macmillan have released the data from their Author Insights survey containing the views of over 30,000 researchers on open access. The data and summaries are available to view and download via Figshare

Research Data Webinar: Recordings and Slides available
In collaboration with WDS (Word Data System of ICSU) and the RDA (Research Data Alliance), STM held another webinar on Research Data on October 2, 2014. Slides and recordings of the webinar are now available, so come and hear about the progress in the work done on workflows for publishing data (integrated into journal article submissions), bibliometrics for data, a generic system to link data and publications and cost modelling. Speakers included Michael Diepenbroek (Pangaea), Elizabeth Newbold (British Library), Hylke Koers (Elsevier), Sara Callaghan (STFC) and Simon Hodson (CoData). Moderator; Eefke Smit (STM). The webinar had around 65 attendees. All presentations are available under this link, as recordings and in pdf:

Swets Liquidation – Members Only
STM has engaged with the Curator of Swets Information Systems BV to obtain information on the bankruptcy and procedures, and has communicated on a regular basis with STM Heads of House and a group comprised of STM’s Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee and representatives of Houses actively interested in the Swets case.   A chronological list of these communications, with links to the documents is now available for members.

IFRRO launches Value of Copyright campaign to improve level of copyright debate website unveiled as new online home for information on copyright. Read more here.

Anti-bribery and corruption
STM has released a set of anti-bribery and corruption principles to assist Members and Publishers Solutions International have been selected to lead a voluntary compliance scheme. Read more here. 

Results of the STM 2014 Board Elections
Newly elected and current Board members can be found at

STM North America

STM is committed to support its members in North America. Click here to for your North American key contacts, support and information to support your publishing house.

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STM launches 2015 Tech Trends

The 2015 trends highlight data publishing and reputation management as significant drivers of the industry, all fed by the importance of the article itself connecting the large number of digital objects which now persist across scholarly publishing. A colourful infographic shows the three core developments across the publishing industry which a group of 26 leading companies identified as key to the technological present and future of the publishing industry for the next 3 to 5 years.

See the Tech Trends 2015 infographic
Read the Scholarly Kitchen article
Listen to a podcast of the launch