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STM and its Activities
Published: 13 January 2015 by MDPI in 1st Electronic Conference of MDPI Editors-in-Chief session Open Access—Progress and Outlook
Abstract: STM—the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers—is the leading global trade association for scholarly publishers. STM has currently over 120 members from 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM represents the interests of its members to governments, wider industry bodies and funders while informing and influencing decision makers to produce better outcomes. STM has currently six different portfolios where all these activities are being pursued and coordinated. In the past years the topic of "access to scientific information" and the business model of Gold Open Access caught special attention in the activities of STM and a position was developed. However there are still many challenges in the implementation to overcome while other issues for consideration have not yet reached the final debate.
Keywords: STM, open access