Article Sharing Framework Demonstrator

We are delighted to announce an Article Sharing Framework (ASF) Demonstrator, developed by STM Solutions in close collaboration with STM’s ASF Working Group. The Article Sharing Framework offers publishers a standardized solution and guidance to make available the relevant and necessary information for responsible sharing of content on platforms. For more information about the ASF, please see

As ASF partners are working through the implementation of a permanent solution with Crossref, we have developed a Demonstrator that shows the value and applicability of the ASF based on ASF license information from several publishers for over 100,000 recently published journal articles. The Demonstrator also enables platforms to start developing and testing integrations, using real-life data delivered by participating publishers. “This is a wonderful next step for enabling the responsible sharing of published scientific research”, said Dan O’Brien, STM ASF Co-Chair.

How to use the demonstrator?

  • If you represent a platform and would like to test an integration with the ASF Demonstrator, please refer to the retrieval API specs.
  • If you represent a publisher who would like to join this initiative, please contact the ASF team at