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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A strategic deep dive into our shared scholarly infrastructure | Paper launch

A new, independently researched report by Ithaka S+R, funded by STM Solutions and six of our members, offers an overview of the essential standards and technology, including products and services, that comprise the underlying infrastructure supporting scholarly communications. Importantly, it also identifies gaps and areas where future investments are needed. The report is freely available...

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Manuscript Manager joins STM Integrity Hub

Jan 8, 2024 – THE HAGUE, Netherlands: STM Solutions today announced the integration of Manuscript Manager, a peer review system for academic journals, into the STM Integrity Hub. This integration enables publishers to establish automated feeds of their submitted content to the Hub. Here, the content is screened for various integrity issues, such as submissions...

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STM 2023 Rewind | A quick recap

A toast to our members As we approach the winter break, we invite you to join us for a brief journey: a three-minute recap of our collective achievements over the past year. What an adventure. And we're only gaining momentum — we can't wait to see what 2024 brings. Thank you to all you do...

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THE STM INTEGRITY HUB GAINS MOMENTUM

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 29

Research4Life Town Hall (Partners)

Research4Life offers the opportunity to deliver a powerful publisher legacy in the Sustainability Development Goals and important steps on the STM SDG Sustainability Roadmap. Join us for our inaugural Research4Life Town Hall on 29 February at 14.00 GMT for a conversation on how are working to level the playing field across the research ecosystem. We...

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March 3

Advanced course in journal publishing | Asia 2024

Who should attend? This course is designed to meet the needs of Early Career Publishers looking to advance their careers. To gain the most benefit from the course, participants should have one to three years’ scholarly publishing experience. Those with more experience can use this as an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and gain inspiration...

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March 7

STM’s ethical and practical guidelines for the use of generative AI in the publication process webinar

At the end of 2023, STM published a practical resource for stakeholders in scholarly publishing that addresses the increasingly significant role of Generative AI (GenAI) technologies in the publication process. The paper, developed by the AI Working Group of STM, provides concrete recommendations for authors, editorial teams, reviewers, and vendors, ensuring a responsible and ethical...

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