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.


Hot topics

This August, we’re focused on SDGs, circulating our recently published paper on Research Assessment, registering for our upcoming STM Conference in Frankfurt, tracking the recent paper mills white paper in the news and more. 

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Latest news

Our statement on publishers' response to the growing monkeypox crisis.

Understanding the global threat posed by Monkeypox, publishers have been working to identify the best way to support the global response, just as we did with respect to COVID.

STM and our members welcome discussion with science officials to determine a path forward. Life saving cures are built on trusted research.

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 the 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

Recommendations for handling image integrity issues published

The STM Working Group on Image Alteration and Duplication Detection has published its best-practice recommendations which provide the outline of 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 integrity issues at scholarly journals.

Read the Recommendations