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. 

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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.

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Latest news

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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Passing of Dr Keith Howard OBE

Dr Keith Howard OBE, Emerald’s founder and owner, has sadly died peacefully at home at the age of 89. Dr Howard formed Emerald back in 1967 with a group of academic colleagues from the University of Bradford. Read the official announcement

STM response to UKRI Open Access Policy

STM has issued a response to the newly published UKRI Open Access Policy. The response notes the positives contained within the document, but raises significant concerns that the policy will ultimately stand to harm the integrity of the scholarly record and constrain researchers’ freedom to choose the most appropriate outlet for the publication of their work. Read the STM response.

STM & CAST Memorandum of Understanding signed

On 28 July 2021  STM  and CAST – the Chinese Association for Science and Technology –  signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to establish a deeper partnership. The effort started in the last quarter 2020 and STM is particularly thankful to both Co-Chairs of the STM China Chapter for their instrumental support during the last months.  The MoU outlines various areas such as information sharing of Open Science trends, collaboration in publishing events and working on publishing trends where both partners will engage more closely in the future. STM is looking forward working with CAST in this partnership. Download the signing ceremony video.

STM’s Peer Review Taxonomy To Be Formalized As An ANSI/NISO Standard

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and STM have announced the formation of a new NISO Working Group to formalize the Peer Review Taxonomy as an ANSI/NISO standard. Read more

STM appoints interim CEO

Philip Carpenter, formerly Executive Vice President of Wiley’s Research business, has joined STM as its interim CEO. Philip has stepped into the vacancy of Ian Moss who departs STM this month. He will be working with us through to the end of 2021.

Publishers champion academic freedom through leading-edge data practices

While the recently published DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) AWBI (Subcommittee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems) briefing paper “Data tracking in research:
aggregation and use or sale of usage data by academic publishers” highlights the growing importance of data as a fundamental facet of contemporary research publishing, it includes
falsehoods, inaccuracies and misinterpretations. Read more