STM 2017 Board Elections
Check out the nominees. Voting begins on 24 August.
Request for Information: Development of link sharing services
STM is assisting publishers with a project to produce policy and technical requirements for the creation of a new sharing infrastructure which would operate across the whole scholarly community. The aim of this initiative is to encourage wide adoption of secure article links which provide users with a faster, more attractive method of access content, whilst maximising the sharing experience for all. The project leaders are now seeking expert input from solution providers and vendors to provide them with information as to how you might adapt existing, and develop new, services to meet with the project’s requirements. The RFI and full project specifications will be available from the 18th August. Please register your interest by mailing Kim Beadle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counter Code of Practice Release 5 - Webinar
A webinar for publishers implementing release no. 5 of COUNTER will be run on Tuesday 26th September 2017. The webinar will be tailored to the needs of attendees in terms of the content they require and answering technical questions which arise. To register, visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8WJT5R7
Video streaming research project - your views needed!
Simon Inger Consulting and GVPi are undertaking a research project to assess how streaming video is being incorporated into publishing platforms. Please take part in the short (less than 5 minute) survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KLKT22J to share your views.
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A Shared Journey
As part of STM's How Can I Share It? initiative, an infographic on the publication process and article sharing has been developed. The infographic shows how the production of a paper is a journey that involves a variety of individuals and organisations, from researchers and reviewers to editors and publishers. It also highlights the sharing options which are available to researchers at various stages of the process: www.howcanishareit.com/shared-journey.
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
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
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
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 2017: UNSILO, Hypothes.is, BCS Learning & Development, GVPi, Konvertus, Apex CoVantage, Gadget Software, LibLynx, Ke Ai, Baishideng Publishing Group and ScienceOpen
STM supports French Text and Data Mining Report, Senate draft law. Read more in the press release
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!
With thanks to our sponsor: IEEE