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STM responds to Joint COAR-UNESCO Statement  on Open Access
STM has issued a response to the recent COAR-UNESCO statement. Read the STM response here


How Can I Share it? Discover how sharing can be simple and seamless has launched in beta version to provide practical information to help share subscription articles quickly and easily.


STM Board Elections 2016: Coming Soon!
Nominations for STM Board seats will begin 14 June.  There are five vacancies available and more information can be found here.

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:  

STM response to Call for Action on Open Science
STM has issued an official response to the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science. Read the response here. STM's extended submission can be read here

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 

PA releases new market report on the UK
The Publishers Association has released a new full market report on the UK. Written by Paul Richardson and Graham Taylor, authors of the PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry, this 174-page report is a unique analysis of the UK publishing market. For a list of the contents click here.

New Members
STM welcomes these new members in 2016: Cardiotext PublishingDe Gruyterthe American Society for Microbiology, Informed Strategies, SPI Global and Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing

STM comments on MPDL White Paper
STM has provided comment on the Max Planck Digital Library White Paper on the Open Access Transition. Read the comment here

COUNTER text and data mining reports
COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) have developed a range of optional TDM reports. These are available to download via the COUNTER website or directly from here.

IFRRO statement on CJEU ruling on HP - Reprobel case: decision not in keeping with well established functioning Collective Rights Management practice 
IFRRO has issued a statement about the case between Hewlett Packard Belgium and the Belgian RRO Reprobel indicating that the ruling necessitates urgent clarification of the European copyright framework in the field of both reprography and private copying in the text & image sector. Read the full statement here 

IPA demands protection for publishers in Bangladesh
IPA and its members have condemned the attacks in Bangladesh and demanded that the government protects publishers and writers from all forms of intimidation and violence. Read the full statement here

STM welcomes Commissioner Moedas release
STM has issued a response to Commissioner Moedas's statement on publisher business models. Read the response here.

Think. Check. Submit. launched
A new cross-industry campaign has been launched aiming to provide information for researchers, through an online hub, about the criteria they should look for when selecting where to publish their research. Read more at the campaign website

ORCID Awareness Survey
A short survey is open to seek awareness of and views on ORCID, the non-profit organization that provides researchers with a free set of online tools to register for a unique digital name identifier and to connect these ORCID identifiers (iDs) to research activities, affiliations, and other iDs. Take the survey 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

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.

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

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

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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.

More on Tech Trends 2020
See the Tech Trends 2020 infographic
Read the Scholarly Kitchen article