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. 


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

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

STM Early Career Committee - Industry survey 2021

STM’s Early Career Publishers Committee conducted an industry wide survey to find out more about early career professions within the industry. Over 400 responses were received, and we are now pleased to present to you the results of the survey and details of the focus areas which the Committee will be working on in the future. View the survey results. 

STM publishes Artificial Intelligence white paper

AI is increasingly being deployed in science and scholarly communication. This White Paper brings together a working group’s current thinking on how STM publishers contribute to the ethical and trustworthy development, deployment, and application of AI. Read the white paper.

STM launches Article Sharing Framework

An STM working group has devised the technical processes that enable content sharing in ways that are simple and seamless, yet consistent with publisher policies. These processes – which leverage existing industry technologies and infrastructure – are to be applied as described within the Article Sharing Framework. Read more

Ian Moss to depart STM

Following 16 months as CEO, Ian Moss will be leaving STM in October to join Radiocentre – the UK industry body for commercial radio. The STM Board have thanked Ian for his efforts during a time that has been particularly challenging and will be initiating a search for a new CEO shortly. The Board and STM staff team will be working with Ian over the coming months to ensure there is a smooth transition period for the organization.

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.