STM exists to advance trusted research

As the leading association of scholarly publishers, STM Association advances trusted research for the benefit of society. We do this by fostering collaboration and innovation among our members and the wider scholarly community.

To drive this mission forward, STM’s strategic areas of activity focus on advancing research integrity, open research and social responsibility — and are powered by standards and technology to deliver real impact.

Research Integrity

We see research integrity as the foundational pillar of scholarly communications — and strive to ensure the credibility and trustworthiness of academic findings through policies, practices and stakeholder collaboration. Learn more.

Social Responsibility

STM’s Social Responsibility work drives collective actions across academic and scholarly publishing that will positively contribute to a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world for both people and planet. Learn more

Open Research

STM stands for advancing open and trusted research, where researchers and the rest of society can rely on information that is credible, accessible, linked and searchable in perpetuity. Learn more

Standards & Technology

Our work here convenes STM members of all shapes and sizes to pool ideas, resources, experience, and innovations to advance open, trusted research — together. Learn more

Our Members by the Numbers

66%

percentage of papers published

~140

members of all shapes + sizes

21

countries represented

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STM TRENDS 2028 IS NOW LIVE: REIMAGINING THE HUMAN FACTOR

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STM comments on the report on “access and re-use of scientific publications and data” 

Brussels, Belgium – The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) acknowledges the recent release of the report, “Improving access to and reuse of R&I results”, authorized by the European Commission. While STM fully agrees with the intent of the PPMi-led effort, the trade organisation has multiple concerns with the final report and...

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STM Trends 2028 is now live

[Excerpted from the Scholarly Kitchen, April 24, 2024 by Todd Carpenter] Flourishing in a Machine-intermediated World: The STM Trends Report When some of the leading technology minds in scholarly publishing gather each fall to polish their crystal orbs, the outcome has always been an invigorating and enlightening experience. This year, it has proved no different....

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STM joins the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC)

STM has signed on as a member of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), joining other influential organisations to work towards a more diverse scholarly publishing industry. C4DISC believes in valuing the skills and viewpoints of professionals from diverse backgrounds who have historically had less representation in scholarly communications. This approach...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 30

STM Conversation on Author Rights

Publisher copyright agreements: why these are needed and what researchers/authors and their institutions and funders should know about them.  Background:  Authors automatically have rights in the works they write as their creators, but these may be subject to requirements from their institutions, funders and/or publishers to assign or license those rights to them.  As an...

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June 10

The European Accessibility Act (EAA) – what do STM publishers need to know and prepare for? – STM members only webinar

  Joint FEP  - STM Webinar Free to attend - STM members only The European Accessibility Act (EAA) that was adopted in 2019 is a Directive that aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for accessible products and services by abolishing different regulations in the Member States. It addresses products and services that...

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June 11

GetFTR Integrator Update and Discussion

After celebrating four years helping researchers close the gap between discovery and access, GetFTR continues to support new use cases. Please join us for a free update webinar on new integration initiatives, including integrating within publisher platform search results, the GetFTR free and OA service, and the upcoming rollout of Retraction and Errata to all...

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