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.
Government mandates that ignore the need for sufficient and
sustainable financial support for peer-reviewed journals -- whether the
source of support is from users, authors, or sponsors -- risk
undermining the very fabric of the system of independent, formal
peer-reviewed publication, a system that is of crucial importance for
scholarly communication and the preservation of scientific knowledge.
In support of scientific objectivity and integrity, the PRISM
Principles affirm the importance of broad access and dissemination;
preservation of knowledge; and sustainable business models to ensure
continued investment and innovation. We believe serving the needs of
the academic community is best achieved through a wide array of
business models, competing in an open marketplace.