PRISM Coalition – Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine. ‘The Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM) was established by The Executive Council of the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to educate policy makers and the American people about the risks posed by government intervention in scholarly publishing. The coalition is guided by the PRISM Principles, which affirm the key role that publishers play in peer review, access and dissemination, and preservation of knowledge, and which advocate sustainable business models to ensure continued investment and innovation in these essential contributors to scientific objectivity and integrity.
The PRISM Coalition was established to protect the quality of scientific research, an issue of vital concern to: a) scientific, medical and other scholarly researchers who advance the cause of knowledge; b) the institutions that encourage and support them; c) the publishers who disseminate, archive and ensure the quality control of this research and the physicians, clinicians, engineers and other intellectual pioneers who put knowledge into action.’
Update: Scientists, publishers and authors rage against PRISM. ‘Angry researchers, scientists and editors have called for action against the Association of American Publishers (AAP), one of the prime movers behind the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine.’