About the Association

At STM we support our members in their mission to advance research worldwide.  Our 150 members based in over 20 countries around the world collectively publish 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works.  As academic and professional publishers, learned societies, university presses, start-ups and established players we work together to serve society by developing standards and technology to ensure research is of high quality, trustworthy and easy to access. We promote the contribution that publishers make to innovation, openness and the sharing of knowledge and embrace change to support the growth and sustainability of the research ecosystem. As a common good, we provide data and analysis for all involved in the global activity of research.

STM Aims and Objectives

  • to assist publishers and their authors in their activities in disseminating the results of research in the fields of science, technology and medicine;
  • to assist national and international organisations and communications industries in the electronic environment, who are concerned with improving the dissemination, storage and retrieval of scientific, technical and medical information;
  • to carry out the foregoing work of the Association in conjunction with the International Publishers Association (IPA) and with the national publishers associations and such other governmental and professional bodies, international and national, who may be concerned with these tasks.

STM participates in the development of information identification protocols and electronic copyright management systems. STM members are kept fully up to date (via newsletters, the STM website, and e-mail) about the issues which will ultimately affect their business. STM organises seminars,training courses, and conferences. Its General Assembly is held annually, one day preceding the Frankfurt Book Fair.

About the Industry

To find out more, visit our About the Industry section where you'll find the STM Report and links to other industry relevant documents.

Industry Statistics

As featured in the STM News, you can find the latest Industry Statistics here.

Japanese Translation

A Japanese translation is available for download