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 welcomes these new members in 2016: Cardiotext Publishing, De Gruyter, the American Society for Microbiology, Informed Strategies, SPI Global, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, the International Atomic Energy Agency, RedLink Inc., GeoScienceWorld, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Amnet Systems, TrendMD Inc., The Charlesworth Group, Asiatype Inc., Endocrine Society, Simon Inger Consulting, Mark Allen Group, MarkLogic and Apple Academic Press Inc.
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.
Norman Paskin, first Director of the International DOI Foundation (1954 – 2016)
It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden death of Norman Paskin, on 27 March 2016. His passing away is a huge loss for our industry and for all of us who always enjoyed working with him. Condolences can be expressed using this email address: email@example.com
Open Science: Dare to Share
The Dutch Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation have published their report on Open Science: 'Dare to Share'. Read the English version of the advisory report here
Revised subito framework agreement released
subito e.V., Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and STM announced the release of a revised model 'Document Delivery License Agreement' under which publishers can license document deliveries of journal articles and extracts of books published by them to subito e.V. Read more in the press release. STM members can access the documents here.
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.
Obituary: Kathleen Bursley
STM is sad to report the passing of Kathleen Bursley, past Chair of the Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee (CLAC) on the 30th January 2016. More on Kathleen
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 2020
Tech Trends 2020 highlights 5 'waves of publishing innovation' currently interacting: Technology; security; research; users and publishing. A colourful infographic shows key trends surrounding and interlinking the five waves, produced by a group of 24 leading companies identified as key to the technological present and future of the publishing industry through to 2020.