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

New demonstrator service showcases the value and applicability of STM’s Article Sharing Framework

STM has announced the launch of a demonstrator implementation for its well-received Article Sharing Framework (ASF). The ASF leverages existing industry technologies and infrastructures to enable content sharing in ways that are simple, seamless and consistent with publisher’s policies and legal frameworks.

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STM Solutions builds collaboration platform to safeguard research integrity

STM Solutions today announced that it has started the development of a powerful new platform to detect integrity issues in manuscripts submitted for publication to scholarly journals.

The platform will significantly improve publishers’ capabilities to detect and remedy research integrity issues before publication, empowering the STM publishing industry to advance high-quality, trusted research. 

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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.

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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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