Publishers endorse STM's content-sharing guidelines

Publishers endorse STM's content-sharing guidelines


A pilot project to use metadata to tag journals research articles with their permissions status will take place "in the next quarter", instigated by the International Association of STM Publishers (STM). 

Academics have been sharing research articles “since the academic journal was invented three and a half centuries ago,” as Fred Dylla, executive director emeritus of the American Institute of Physics, and leader of the STM project, points out.

But this core aspect of scholarly communication has become more complicated in the world of subscription journals, now that it no longer involv...

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