Research Data Year 2020 - In review

Over our Research Data Year the average percentage of journals that have data policies across participating publishers went up 80% whilst the number of articles that contained data availability statements more than doubled, from 7% to 15%.


Scholarly Publishing – The Facts

The 5th Edition of The STM Report provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of the scientific and scholarly publishing industry


Latest news

Signatories publish statement on Rights Retention Strategy

50+ organizations, representing over 50% of all journal articles published have issued a statement noting their continued concern with cOAlition S’s Rights Retention Strategy. While the signatories commit strongly to a variety of approaches to Open Access, they remain deeply concerned that this particular approach will undermine the integrity of the scholarly record. Read the statement.

STM Statement on EU report on reproducibility

STM has issued a response on the report ‘Reproducibility of scientific results in the EU‘, which aims to increase the European Commission’s understanding of the lack of reproducibility in Europe, and help design a suitable response in the context of EU Research & Innovation. Read STM’s response.


STM bolsters research integrity and Open Science with new hires

STM today announced the appointment of Dr. Joris van Rossum as Director, Research Integrity and Lucy Derges as Policy and Research Manager. Joris will be supporting and coordinating STM’s research integrity and data programs whilst Lucy will be assisting the STM membership by monitoring, researching and commenting on current policy developments – particularly focussing on STM’s commitment to Open Science. Both newly introduced roles will reinforce integral components of STM’s mission to advance trusted research. Read the announcement



STM survey on Artificial Intelligence

We invite everyone who is involved in AI projects to complete the survey

This survey is part of a larger project on STM’s positioning on AI Ethics, which will result in a white paper to be released by the end of April 2021.  For this white paper, we need a better sense of where publishers are positioned in terms of AI. We offer participants access to the data and the opportunity to join a webinar on its interpretation (registration required). Also, if you have colleagues that work with AI solutions, please share our survey with them.

Shaping the Future of Peer Review

ALLEA, the Global Young Academy (GYA), and STM today published the summary of a series of cross-sectoral workshops on the future of peer review in an open, digital world.

Experts from across the world, representing different cultural and disciplinary traditions of peer review, convened virtually in November 2020 to discuss the future of peer review in an Open Science environment. Participants explored which models can best serve and reward the research community in both an enhanced and sustainable way. Read the full summary here