Day 1, STM Week 2020, Innovations Seminar

Reproducibility and Transparency Tools:
setting the standards, fixing the flow

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Open science is all about securing trust and integrity in the research process. Publishers can play an important role here. Tools to check and secure reproducibility and applying transparency throughout the research cycle up until and including the publication phase, are key for this.

Today’s (online version!) of our annual STM Innovations Seminar will bring you a comprehensive overview of the key tools now available for publishers and essential to improve the quality of publications on the aspects of reproducibility and transparency.

Register for this online seminar to get updates and insights in the way publishers can apply quality badges to publications, collaborate with preprint servers, be transparent about the peer review process and help their authors share, link and cite research data.

 Provisional Programme


Opening and Welcome by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM’s Standards and Technology Executive Committee


Opening Keynote: Prof. Dr. Lex Bouter, Professor of Methodology and Integrity, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Journals can help to fight the replication crisis by embracing open science

Moderated by: IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Elsevier

It has become clear that in many disciplines only less than half of published studies can be replicated. Scholarly journals are an important stakeholder in fighting this replication crisis. Specifically they can do so by publishing replication studies and by adopting open science modalities like open methods, open codes and open data. Journals can also adopt the registered report format to optimize the impact of peer review on study and publication quality and to prevent selective reporting effectively. Possibly allowing preprints and adopting open peer review can contribute as well to solve the replication crisis.


Round table discussion, moderated by Gerry Grenier

Reproducibility badges for published papers

Why it is important and how to make it work.

A new NISO standard is set for the introduction of reproducibility badges in scholarly research papers. This panel will explain how it works and why it is important. This panel builds on a NISO project that helped forge agreement toward a common vocabulary for quality badging and will address the practical issues that researchers and publishers face as they implement reproducibility.

Participating in this panel: TBA




Discussion panel:

Preprint servers vis-a-vis publishers: friends or foes?

Don’t compete; here are the best ways to collaborate

In a lively panel, preprint experts and publishers collaborating with preprint servers will discuss why both preprints and peer-reviewed publications are important in the eco system of scholarly communications. It is all about collaboration to improve both speed and quality of publications.

Moderator and panellists: soon TBA

Sabine Kleinert, The Lancet, Senior Executive Editor

Mario Malicki, Stanford School of Medicine




Publisher collaboration on tools and standards, part 1

Moderated by Joris van Rossum, STM Director Research Data

Transparent peer review: what is what, how to start

Peer review is the backbone of scholarly and academic publishing, but why are we publishers being so opaque about what it entails. STM is launching a taxonomy that enables publishers to be crystal clear about the kind of peer review that took place and where it sits on the spectrum of openness and transparency. Two short talks will lead you through these newly agreed standards for Peer review.

Panellists: soon TBA


Publisher collaboration on tools and standards, part 2

Moderated by Joris van Rossum, STM Director Research Data

Research data sharing; new plans for 2021, join the club

During STM’s research data year a good majority of scholarly publishers embarked on the program to motivate authors to share, link and cite their research data. Learn how easy this is, how important research funders find this and what is next on research data sharing.


Close by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of the STM STEC and Future Lab


We are grateful to the work by the Programme Committee:
Program Committee 2020

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg (Elsevier)
Nisha Doshi (Cambridge University Press)
Gerry Grenier (IEEE)
Joris van Rossum (STM)
Liz Marchant (T&F)
Chris Graf (Wiley)
Eefke Smit (STM)



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