STM, IPA & IFLA meet to discuss evolving information challenges
STM met with representatives of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in London for the first of this group’s biannual meetings for 2017. This was the 33rd time the three organisations had gathered to discuss how publishers and libraries can collaborate to safeguard sustainable access to information in the knowledge environments of the future. Read more about the meeting here
Survey on ORCID and books
ORCID are conducting a survey on the current and potential future use of ORCID iDs in book publishing workflows. The survey is 10 questions long, and should only take 5 minutes to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orcidbooks
Project RA21 appoints Project Director and Pilots Coordinator
STM’s project Resource Access in the 21st century, RA21, has appointed a Project Director for the overall program and a Coordinator for the pilots in academic environments. The project organisation will be strengthened by Julia Wallace in the role of Project Director and Heather Flanagan as Pilot Coordinator Academic Pilots. Find out more.
STM response to the public consultation on reduced VAT rates for electronically supplied publications
STM has responded to the European Commission's public consultation on reduced VAT rates. Read the press release here
NISO Releases Altmetrics Recommended Practice
The full NISO release is available online
STM responds to Directive on Copyright in the Single Market
STM has issued a response to the Directive on Copyright in the Single Market. You can read STM's response here. You can read the full European Commission proposal here
AAP overview on Sci-Hub and scholarly publishing
AAP have produced a short summary outlining the activities of Sci-Hub and their effect on the scholarly publishing community. You can read the summary here
Scholarly publishing process infographic available
A new infographic highlighting the value which publishers bring to the publishing process is now available via AAP
Caroline Morgan becomes successor of Olav Stokkmo as CEO of IFRRO
Caroline Morgan will become the new CEO and Secretary General of IFRRO from the 4th of November 2016, following the IFRRO World Congress in Amsterdam. Read the appointment announcement here
Publishing Research Consortium produce researcher insight survey into text mining
The PRC has released a report detailing a survey they commissioned to investigate the knowledge, views, and experiences of researchers with text mining of journal literature. The full report along with a 'key findings' summary can be found on the PRC website
Publishing Research Consortium announce peer review survey 2015
The PRC has produced a report based on survey data compiled in late 2015, analyses current opinions and attitudes of authors and reviewers to peer review. The full report and 'key findings' summary can be found on the PRC website
Peer Review: A Global Review
Taylor and Francis have published a new insight supplement focusing on motivation, training and support within peer review. Read the supplement here
STM supports French Text and Data Mining Report, Senate draft law. Read more in the press release
STM response to EU Competitive Council conclusions on transition towards an Open Access System
STM has issued a response to the EU Competitive Council conclusions. Read the news release and STM's extended feedback
How Can I Share it? Discover how sharing can be simple and seamless
www.howcanishareit.com has launched in beta version to provide practical information to help share subscription articles quickly and easily.
Revised voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks released
Following the completion of STM's community-wide consultation, a revised version of the principles has been released. The SCN webpage includes the new principles, an explanation of the changes made and details of the project working groups' next steps. Visit the SCN page here.
Swets Liquidation – Members Only
STM maintains an information service on the bankruptcy proceedings of Swets Information Services BV and its group companies which is available to members.
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.Visit the STM North America webpage
STM launches Tech Trends 2021
Tech Trends 2021 is inspired by the quote of Heinz Pagels, American physicist: “The world changed from the determinism of a clock to the contingency of a pinball machine.” So come and play the silver ball on our pinball machine infographic.
With Trust and Integrity at the very heart of the machine (the scholarly publishing today), the machine has many features which add value to the work of publishers. But, be careful not to hit the wrong sections and lose your ball and value entirely!
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