Publishers respond

As a reaction to Russia’s appalling invasion of the Ukraine, we have published a letter of support to those impacted by the violence. This is a humanitarian assault that also has implications for the global scholarly community and academic record. Publishers are responding. 

All of our members, regardless of size, ownership structure or discipline, are deeply concerned about the crisis and what it entails for human life and the peaceful exchange of knowledge. Publisher responses vary, yet all remain committed to the ideals of science and scholarship as a global community.

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Lightning presentations. Live demonstrations. Collaborative ideation sessions. STM Week is back: 6-8 December in London. Here, we convene publishers, allied organisations, experts and technologists for a three-day innovation-immersion to find effective, bold ways to advance trusted research. Join us for all three days or just one — it’s up to you! The line-up is inspiring — will you join us? 

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New instructional video series aims to help editors recognize image manipulation

Today, the STM Working Group on Image Alteration and Duplication Detection is launching the first in a series of instructional video modules intended to serve as a tool for scholarly journal editors screening for manipulated images in submitted manuscripts. This first module provides an overview of the most commonly found image aberrations in scientific publications and illustrates how they may be detected and verified. Keep reading & watch the video.

STM welcomes new legal counsel Molly Stech

STM is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Molly Stech, our new general counsel. Molly is taking over the role from Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, who has been with STM since 2007.

Molly is a long-time copyright policy attorney who has previously worked for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the U.S. Copyright Office, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is also an adjunct professor and publishes articles on copyright law in journals in Europe and the U.S. Read the full announcement.

European Research Innovation Days and STM’s Position on Research Assessment

In conjunction with European Research Innovation Days 2022, which runs September 28 – 29, the coalition for reforming assessment will present a newly finalized Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment. It will then officially be open for signatures. As a member of the coalition as well as a strong supporter of the issue of reform, STM is committed to enabling a fair research assessment system that rewards quality and impact. To that end, earlier this year, we published a Position on Research Assessment which emphasizes the importance of collaboration from across the research ecosystem in ways that enable research discoveries, research communications and research evaluation. Learn more here.

| Statement | STM’s response to the OSTP memorandum on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research.

STM is committed to advancing trusted research in partnership with all stakeholders in the research ecosystem. We have been partners with the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and federal agencies on implementation of current US public access policy, and have invested heavily in collective initiatives to support open research practices, including research data sharing. As we meet the future, we look forward to continuing to work with the OSTP and federal agencies to ensure the health and vibrancy of a research system that supports and enables the innovations and cures we all seek. Collaboration, dialogue, diversity and funding will be necessary to achieve these goals. 

New monkeypox research portal is launched

Facilitating quick access to trusted research on the monkeypox virus, STM has launched, on behalf of publishers, a new high impact portal to a wealth of publisher-provided research and resources for clinicians, researchers, policymaker and public health officials. 

Access the portal.

See our original statement in response to the crisis.

New report offers a studied look at Paper Mills, offers recommendations for thwarting them

COPE (the Committee on Publishing Ethics) together with STM has researched and produced a report that looks closely at Paper Mills — how they work, their history, their scale, and areas of particular concern. The report also offers concrete recommendations for addressing them moving forward. Download the paper.

Introducing the STM Integrity Hub | A new, unified approach to safeguard research integrity

The STM Integrity Hub is a robust, direct response to uphold research integrity — offering a holistic approach to detect research-integrity-offending manuscripts. Part knowledge exchange, part policy think tank, and part living library of infrastructure tools — the ‘hub’ is well underway. Learn more and join in.

 

 

STM Trends 2026 is launched

Our much-acclaimed STM Trends futurecast is now available. Here, we look ahead to 2026 where we see a sharp rise of Open Access within scholarly communications — bringing with it new opportunities for scalable tools for knowledge discovery on massively available content. See what’s in store.

STM Global Brief 2021 – Economics and Market Size is now available in Japanese & Mandarin Chinese

This report shines a light on the scale and shape of scholarly publishing and provides updated figures covering 2018 onwards. It delves deeply into topics such as global market size, share of revenue and data around specific industry segments — and much more. Access the translation in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese here