Publishers respond

As a reaction to Russia’s appalling invasion of the Ukraine, we have published a letter of support to those impacted by the violence. This is a humanitarian assault that also has implications for the global scholarly community and academic record. Publishers are responding. 

All of our members, regardless of size, ownership structure or discipline, are deeply concerned about the crisis and what it entails for human life and the peaceful exchange of knowledge. Publisher responses vary, yet all remain committed to the ideals of science and scholarship as a global community.


STM Trends 2026 has launched

Our much-acclaimed STM Trends futurecast is now available. Here, we look ahead to 2026 where we see a sharp rise of Open Access within scholarly communications — bringing with it new opportunities for scalable tools for knowledge discovery on massively available content. See what’s in store.


Latest news

New report offers a studied look at Paper Mills, offers recommendations for thwarting them

COPE (the Committee on Publishing Ethics) together with STM has researched and produced a report that looks closely at Paper Mills — how they work, their history, their scale, and areas of particular concern. The report also offers concrete recommendations for addressing the moving forward. Download the paper.

Introducing the STM Integrity Hub | A new, unified approach to safeguard research integrity

The STM Integrity Hub is a robust, direct response to uphold research integrity — offering a holistic approach to detect research-integrity-offending manuscripts. Part knowledge exchange, part policy think tank, and part living library of infrastructure tools — the ‘hub’ is well underway. Learn more and join in.



STM Global Brief 2021 – Economics and Market Size is now available in Japanese & Mandarin Chinese

This report shines a light on the scale and shape of scholarly publishing and provides updated figures covering 2018 onwards. It delves deeply into topics such as global market size, share of revenue and data around specific industry segments — and much more. Access the translation in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese here

CAST's 5th World Forum on STM Journals on 24-25 June

The China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) will host the 5th Annual World Forum on STM Journals on 24 – 25 June in Changsha, Hunan. This year, the event will be hybrid with both in-person and virtual sessions — and simultaneous translation services will be offered. Several STM member organizations are planning to attend — and STM’s Caroline Sutton is featured as a speaker. Learn more here or register to attend!

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.

Read the Recommendations

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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