Is New Ground a scientific journal? Does it publish scholarly literature?

No. New Ground does not publish original research.

Publishing on New Ground does not count towards a scientist’s scholarly record, nor does it raise – at least not directly – the number of citations of the scientist’s scholarly publications.

This is what New Ground does: it disseminates scientific findings that have previously been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal to an audience beyond the respective specialist community.

How is New Ground different from a popular science magazine or a newspaper?

Publications on New Ground require the payment of a fee and the approval of the author(s) of the underlying original research. In contrast, magazines and newspapers are typically editorially independent and publish articles at their discretion. They are not paid by those whose work they report on.

New Ground articles assume considerable prior knowledge on the part of their readers. In contrast, magazines and newspapers typically have broad audiences with disparate educational backgrounds, so they choose more accessible forms of conveying scientific knowledge.

New Ground can be read free of charge. Furthermore, its articles can be republished free of charge under a CC BY 4.0 license, even in a modified form (read more here).

How is New Ground different from a blog, a personal webpage, a Reddit post, or other social platforms?

New Ground is not necessarily different from other publication channels. However, New Ground readers can consistently expect

  • ... that articles apply comprehensive editorial guidelines.
  • ... that articles report on sound and relevant science that has been published in a prominent peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • ... that articles are written by Ph.D.-qualified expert science writers. Additionally, they are edited by New Ground’s editorial team.
  • ... that articles are reviewed and approved by the senior author of the underlying scientific publication.

All New Ground articles are assigned an issue number, article number, and volume number and are citable via a Crossref DOI.

Anyone is free to republish New Ground articles elsewhere, even in a modified form (read more here).

Why should I choose to publish on New Ground?

There are many reasons to publish on New Ground. For example:

  • Your scientific work will become accessible to broader academic audiences.
  • You can use the New Ground article to actively inform your stakeholders about your work. These include academics from neighboring disciplines, students and early career researchers, research funding institutions, decision-makers, policymakers and journalists.
  • Accessible information about your work can be more readily found on the web.
  • All New Ground articles are assigned an issue number, article number, and volume number and are citable via a Crossref DOI.

May I reuse New Ground articles?

Yes. All New Ground articles – but not the graphics or images – can be shared and modified under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, the terms of which are explained here.

Simply put – but read the terms, please – you are free to:

  • share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • modify — remix, transform, and build upon the material

for any purpose, even commercially, as long as you give due credit.

Each New Ground article page suggests a way to credit the article presented. This credit is sufficient if you reuse the article without modification.

There are many more ways to duly credit articles, however. You can find suitable information on the Creative Commons site on How to give attribution.

Each New Ground article page also suggests a way to cite the article presented.

Data privacy

New Ground does not track or identify its users. For more information see New Ground's privacy policy.