About New Ground

About New Ground

New Ground – Journal for Advances in Science is intended to help societies find new common ground to scientifically address global challenges. It presents selected findings from recognized researchers and is designed to be accessible to researchers across scientific disciplines.

Each of the journal’s Research Articles is based on a scientific publication that has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and each New Ground article has been approved by this publication’s senior author.

New Ground articles are written by Ph.D.-qualified expert science writers.

New Ground can be read free of charge. In addition, New Ground articles can be republished free of charge under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Publishing a New Ground article requires the payment of a fee.

New Ground is neither scholarly literature (since it does not publish original research) nor a journalistic publication (since the publication of an article involves the payment of a fee, and since each article needs to be approved by the author(s) of the original research).

About the publisher

New Ground e.K. is a German publisher based in a small city near Frankfurt am Main and is headed by Thilo Koerkel. As New Ground’s founder, I believe that its editorial model helps make scientific findings more useful not only for the immediate scientific communities but also for scientists across disciplines, for members of the public sphere, and ultimately for decision-makers in the political and economic spheres.

This belief is rooted in my exchanges with various publishers, scientists, editors, communicators, representatives of scientific and academic institutions, and others.

Until 2022 I worked for Nature Research, the publisher of the journal Nature, in a commercial role, and left this great company to start New Ground. Before that, I was a physics and astronomy editor for another great company, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the publisher of the German edition of the popular science magazine Scientific American. Even earlier, I worked at the University of Marburg’s communication department as the editor responsible for the university journal. In the mid-nineties, I worked as an IT consultant for investment banks for several years. I hold a diploma in physics from the Universität Karlsruhe (now the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)) and wrote my diploma thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg.

Over the past twenty years, I have been involved in quite a few approaches to navigating the turbulent waters of disruption in publishing.

That being said, I am always open for feedback on how to shape New Ground – from scholars, institutions and readers alike. You can find me on LinkedIn or send me an .

Reuse of New Ground articles

New Ground articles can be republished elsewhere, even in a modified form or in a commercial context, in keeping with the CC BY license. You can find more information here.