Day 1, STM Week 2020, Innovations Seminar

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

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.


New standards by Gerry Grenier, Senior Director of Content Management, IEEE

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. Learn how the badging works and why it is important, explained by Gerry Grenier, chair of the NISO project that helped forge agreement toward a common vocabulary for quality badging. Gerry will address the practical issues that researchers and publishers face as they implement reproducibility.




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

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

Introduction and Moderated by: Dr Oya Y. Rieger, Senior Strategist at ITHAKA S+R

Sabine Kleinert, The Lancet, Senior Executive Editor
Mario Malički, Stanford School of Medicine

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.




Publisher collaboration on tools and standards, part 1

Moderated by Joris van Rossum, STM Director Research Data

Amy Brand, Knowledge Futures Group and MIT Press
Maria Kowalczuk
, Research Integrity Manager, Springer Nature
Tony Ross-Hellauer, Group Leader at Open and Reproducible Research Group ISDS, TU Graz

Transparency of 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. Short talks will lead you through these newly agreed standards for peer review, followed by a discussion.


Publisher collaboration on tools and standards, part 2

Moderated by Joris van Rossum, STM Director Research Data

Wouter Haak, VP Research Data Management, Elsevier
Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General, RDA
Daniel Keirs, Associate Director for Strategy, IOP Publishing

Research data sharing; looking back & forward

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 about the results and experiences, and discuss what should be 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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