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Work: ethnobotany, prehistory, museum curation
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
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International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)

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By: Research Cooperative
Posted in: Publishing

The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) is briefly introduced in a Wikipedia entry here . The STM website and member list is here:

STM was first formally registered as a "foundation" in 1994. The members list is an interesting mix of big name publishers and obscure (though not necessarily minor) digital-era companies that support online publishing in various ways. Among the more than 100 members listed, only two can be identified by reference to the term "nonprofit": The American Chemical Society, and Knowledge Futures Group. Of course, there are many non-profit academic societies that are also publishers, but few are listed as STM members.

The Knowledge Futures Group ( ) builds open source technology and collaborates with academic/scientific communities to build public digital infrastructure for "effective, equitable, and sustainable knowledge futures".

The Knowledge Futures website is a treasure trove of articles on scientific publishing.

Here's a statement I like:

"It is the generation of scholarship that results from sustaining more people that will in turn further sustain scholarly publishing. We must reject the impulse for efficiency in favor of a desire to flourish ."


Rudmann, D., Holbourne, K., & Gerakopoulou, E. (2021). Hire Everyone: Scholarly Publishing and Cooperative Sustainability. Commonplace , 1 (1).

There is a lot more to explore and learn at the STM website, and also at the Knowledge Futures Group!


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