STM exists to advance trusted research

As the leading association of scholarly publishers, STM Association advances trusted research for the benefit of society. We do this by fostering collaboration and innovation among our members and the wider scholarly community.

To drive this mission forward, STM’s strategic areas of activity focus on advancing research integrity, open research and social responsibility — and are powered by standards and technology to deliver real impact.

Research Integrity

We see research integrity as the foundational pillar of scholarly communications — and strive to ensure the credibility and trustworthiness of academic findings through policies, practices and stakeholder collaboration. Learn more.

Social Responsibility

STM’s Social Responsibility work drives collective actions across academic and scholarly publishing that will positively contribute to a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world for both people and planet. Learn more

Open Research

STM stands for advancing open and trusted research, where researchers and the rest of society can rely on information that is credible, accessible, linked and searchable in perpetuity. Learn more

Standards & Technology

Our work here convenes STM members of all shapes and sizes to pool ideas, resources, experience, and innovations to advance open, trusted research — together. Learn more

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The STM Integrity Hub: 2.5 years in

It's been 2.5 years since the launch of the STM Integrity Hub, and the progress made has been remarkable, thanks to a truly collaborative effort. With over 35 supporting organizations and more than 100 participants from various working groups and task forces, the STM Integrity Hub stands as a testament to the power of community...


STM comments on the report on “access and re-use of scientific publications and data” 

Brussels, Belgium – The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) acknowledges the recent release of the report, “Improving access to and reuse of R&I results”, authorized by the European Commission. While STM fully agrees with the intent of the PPMi-led effort, the trade organisation has multiple concerns with the final report and...


STM Trends 2028 is now live

[Excerpted from the Scholarly Kitchen, April 24, 2024 by Todd Carpenter] Flourishing in a Machine-intermediated World: The STM Trends Report When some of the leading technology minds in scholarly publishing gather each fall to polish their crystal orbs, the outcome has always been an invigorating and enlightening experience. This year, it has proved no different....






July 2

National open-access policy for Australia – STM Members only

Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist to address STM members We’re delighted to host Dr. Cathy Foley for an hour-long session to present her thoughts on a national open-access policy for Australia. Following a presentation by Dr Foley, there will be a moderated discussion and Q&A session.  Context In 2021, Dr Foley released some ideas on...


July 16

Webinar on STM rights reservation per Article 4 DSM – external stakeholders

Ways that STM publishers are applying rights reservation per Article 4 DSM Article 4 of the 2019 EU Directive for Copyright in the Digital Single Market Join us for this free-to-attend STM webinar on Tuesday, July 16th at 10 am EDT, 3 pm BST, and 4 pm CEST. STM members worked to identify ways to...


October 14

STM Dinner & Conference 2024 | Frankfurt

Advancing trusted research in the AI era The STM Annual Conference in Frankfurt returns on 14 - 15 October 2024 with a vibrant mix of interactive sessions, expert panelists, idea-sharing, and — perhaps most importantly — connection. Monday 14th October 2024 | Evening Dinner to be held at the Westin Grand Frankfurt Individual spaces are available for purchase...