Introducing the STM Integrity Hub.
The STM Integrity Hub is a robust, direct response to safeguard the integrity of science. Through a combination of shared data and experiences, and by harnessing technological innovation, the STM Integrity Hub offers a holistic approach to detect research-integrity-offending manuscripts. Here, publishers can effectively and efficiently respond to the increasing and alarming volume of materials entering scholarly communications that violate accepted research integrity.
More specifically, the STM Integrity Hub will provide a cloud-based environment for publishers to check submitted articles for research integrity issues, consistent with applicable laws and industry best practice and fully respecting the laws and ethics of data privacy and competition/anti-trust laws. In this environment, publishers may collaborate with other parties of their choosing to develop and operate screening tools for the benefit of the entire scholarly ecosystem.
Think of it as a knowledge exchange: where publishers may share experiences and learnings regarding how best to safeguard research integrity in science; a think tank for policy and legal frameworks; and a living library of infrastructure and tools.