STM Trends 2025 launched

This year’s infographic depicts a river delta landscape as a metaphor for the stream of research outputs and scholarly publications. And the motto is – Let’s Go Upstream – Seeking the Source of Trust and Truth. 


Scholarly Publishing – The Facts

The latest edition of the STM Report – STM Global Brief 2021 – Economics and market size – provides an update on the size and shape of scholarly publishing and offers the latest global market values for the industry across scientific and technical, medical, and social sciences and humanities fields.


Latest news

STM welcomes UNESCO recommendation on Open Science

STM today welcomed the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommendation on Open Science that was adopted at the 41st session of the organization held in Paris. Read the STM statement.

STM Board appoints Dr. Caroline Sutton as new CEO

The STM Board has appointed Dr. Caroline Sutton as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Caroline will take up the position in February 2022 and will lead STM’s continued mission of ensuring that research outputs are high quality, trustworthy and easy to access. Read the full announcement.

STM statement on climate change

Our knowledge on climate, prediction and crisis planning are all underpinned by the peer-reviewed research made available by publishers. Through advancing trusted research, publishers help climate research reach the widest possible audiences – providing knowledge, context and insight. In addition to ensuring that research is high quality, trustworthy and easy to access, publishers also play their part in directly tackling climate change and inspiring alignment, collaboration, and a willingness to act. Read more

Applications open for 2022 Mentoring Programme

Applications are now open for mentees and mentors for our 2022 Mentoring Programme that provides a unique development opportunity for individuals working in STM member organisations.

The programme run for 12 months and has been designed to nurture and encourage continued learning across STM member companies.

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Appointment of STM China Consultant

Dr. Shuai Yan, an independent consultant has joined STM as our China Consultant. Shuai possesses extensive experience and knowledge of the scholarly communications ecosystem which will be utilised in his newly created role to support STM’s policy and advocacy work across China. Shaui graduated from Beijing Forestry University (BFU) in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry economics and management and was awarded a PhD in management from BFU in 2003. Prior to joining STM, he worked with Springer Nature Greater China as its Director of Academic Relations (including government relations). Shuai has served as the President of Society of China University Journals (CUJS) from 2004 to 2019, the Vice President of China Periodicals Association from 2012 to 2018 and the Vice President of the China Editology Society for Scientific Periodicals from 2015 to June 2021.

Working Group on Image Alterations and Duplications best-practice recommendations

The STM Working Group has been developing best-practice recommendations that outline a structured approach to support editors and others applying image integrity screening as part of pre-publication quality control checks or post-publication investigation of image and data integrity issues at scholarly journals, books, preprint servers, or data repositories.

The recommendations are open for comments until October 31st. The final recommendations, in which we will attempt to process all suggestions and recommendation, will be presented at the STM Innovations Seminar on December 7th.

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