An Introduction to STM’s Outreach Programmes

More information on each of STM's Outreach Programmes is available by following the relevant links below.  


r4l_largeResearch4Life - The collective name for four programmes in which publishers work collaboratively with UN agencies and a group of bibliographic and technical partners to bring developing countries free or extremely low-cost access to STM content.

  • HINARI - Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (in association with WHO)
  • AGORA - Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (in association with FAO)
  • OARE - Online Access to Research in the Environment (in association with UNEP)
  • ARDI – Access to Research for Development and Innovation (in association with WIPO)


pi_bannerPartnering with the Association of American Publishers’ Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP), patientINFORM offers a free online service providing patients and carers with access to some of the most-up-to-date, reliable and important research available about the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases.


Library Relations Committee

The STM library relations committee is a small team of publishers and librarians whose brief is to work together to identify and develop  our common interests and share the results with our respective communities.

STM’s outreach programmes are managed by Richard Gedye.