Research Data Year 2020 - In review

Over our Research Data Year the average percentage of journals that have data policies across participating publishers went up 80% whilst the number of articles that contained data availability statements more than doubled, from 7% to 15%.


Scholarly Publishing – The Facts

The 5th Edition of The STM Report provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of the scientific and scholarly publishing industry


Latest news

STM Research Data Program - Launch of Humanities-Focused Subgroup

As part of the continuing STM Research Data activities, a group of publishers have come together to discuss how progress can be made to encourage data sharing by authors in humanities journals. The group will investigate ways to align the policies of humanities-focused journals in relation to openness, transparency and data sharing. 

If you are interested in being part of the project please read more here.

Dr Hylke Koers appointed as CIO for new STM Solutions initiative

STM today announced the appointment of Dr Hylke Koers as Chief Information Officer of its new initiative STM Solutions. STM Solutions has been established to develop and manage forward-thinking shared infrastructures and collaborative services to support the scholarly communications community. Its establishment represents a significant milestone in the collective management of the integrity of the scholarly record for future generations. The initiative will formally launch in April 2021 when Dr Koers commences his new role. Read the announcement.

GetFTR online seminar for publishers

Get Full Text Research (GetFTR), the service which enables faster access for researchers to the published journal articles they need, is holding an online seminar for publishers and integrators to talk through how the service can streamline access journeys.

You can  register here for the event which is to be held via Zoom on 18 February at 15.00 GMT/10.00 EST

Signatories publish statement on Rights Retention Strategy

50+ organizations, representing over 50% of all journal articles published have issued a statement noting their continued concern with cOAlition S’s Rights Retention Strategy. While the signatories commit strongly to a variety of approaches to Open Access, they remain deeply concerned that this particular approach will undermine the integrity of the scholarly record. Read the statement.

STM Statement on EU report on reproducibility

STM has issued a response on the report ‘Reproducibility of scientific results in the EU‘, which aims to increase the European Commission’s understanding of the lack of reproducibility in Europe, and help design a suitable response in the context of EU Research & Innovation. Read STM’s response.


STM bolsters research integrity and Open Science with new hires

STM today announced the appointment of Dr. Joris van Rossum as Director, Research Integrity and Lucy Derges as Policy and Research Manager. Joris will be supporting and coordinating STM’s research integrity and data programs whilst Lucy will be assisting the STM membership by monitoring, researching and commenting on current policy developments – particularly focussing on STM’s commitment to Open Science. Both newly introduced roles will reinforce integral components of STM’s mission to advance trusted research. Read the announcement