STM 2015 Board Election Results

STM thanks all the candidates for the 2015 election and their work and support for STM and the industry. The new elected Board members are:

3 “Undesignated”

  • David Crotty, Oxford University Press
  • Jayne Marks, Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Heinz Weinheimer, Springer Nature

1 “Medium Company”

  • Daniel Schiff, Thieme Publishing Group

1 “Small Company”

  • Christina Bennett, The American Physiological Society

Ratification of the newly elected Board Members will take place at the Annual General Meeting, 12 October 2015, Frankfurt, Germany

Latest News

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


International Publishers Association recruiting new Director of Communications and Programmes
The IPA is currently recruiting the Director of Communications and Programmes. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2015 by close of business CET. Visit the IPA website for details of how to apply and the full job description.


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.


CLOCKSS seeks Executive Director
CLOCKSS are looking to recruit an Executive Director to lead the organization in its next phase of development, with a particular focus on consolidating the services offered by this major international scholarly archive in order to provide exceptional value and service to its community of scholarly publishers and academic libraries. More information on the role can be found here and via the CLOCKSS 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:

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.

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 SchoolThe Optical Society (OSA) and Karger Publishers

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 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.


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