STM Consultation on Article Sharing

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Introduction

To gain a better understanding of the current landscape of article sharing through scholarly collaboration networks and sites, STM conducted an open consultation across the scholarly community in early 2015. The aim of this consultation was to facilitate discussion by all stakeholders in order to establish a core set of principles that clarify how, where and what content should be shared using these networks and sites, and to improve this experience for all. Our hope for this initiative is for publishers and scholarly collaboration networks to work together to facilitate sharing, which benefits researchers, institutions, and society as a whole.

 

Voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks

As a starting point for the consultation process, STM assembled a working group on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs). This group produced a draft set of ‘voluntary principles for article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks’ and posted it for public comment in February 2015. Based on the community’s constructive feedback, the working group has revised the voluntary principles:

The SCN working group also produced an explanation of the changes made to the draft voluntary principles based on the consultation feedback.

 

Endorsements

The following organisations have endorsed the voluntary principles. If you would like to add your organisation to the list, please contact scnproject@stm-assoc.org

American Society of Clinical Oncology
AVS
Bioscientifica
BMJ Publishing Group
Brill
CABI
Cambridge University Press
Center for Open Science
CSIRO Publishing
De Gruyter
DeepDyve
Digital Science
Elsevier
Emerald Group Publishing
Figshare
The Geological Society of London
Georgetown University Press
LabArchives
Mendeley
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IOP Publishing
Oxford University Press
PaperHive
Papers
Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers, Inc. (AAP)
ReadCube
Reprints Desk
Royal Society of Chemistry
Rockefeller University Press
Springer Nature
SSRN
Taylor & Francis Group
The Optical Society
Thieme
University of Chicago Press
Wolters Kluwer
Wiley