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New STM Website
Welcome to our new look website! We hope you enjoy both our new design and our new Association logo.

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 Member
STM welcomes new member: EB Medicine

APE 2015: Web25 - the Road Ahead (19th - 21st January 2015)
STM is cosponsoring the annual APE conference, now in it's tenth year. STM Members are eligible for a 25% discount on registration

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 appoints new Director of North America and Membership

... STM is delighted to announce the appointment of Darrell W. Gunter of the Gunter Media Group, Inc. as Director, STM North America and Director of Membership. Darrell brings a host of experience from working within the US and international publishing spheres for Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis and AIP. He also serves as the Co-Chair for PSP’s Committee for Digital Innovation. “I am very pleased to be representing the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers in the capacity of building their membership. As the scholarly publishing industry faces a multitude of challenging issues STM is on the front lines of promoting the interest of their members and I look forward to representing the association across North America.” said Darrell W. Gunter President /CEO Gunter Media Group, Inc. Darrell can be contacted via