Publish on New Ground

You are a researcher and interested in publishing on New Ground?

“My research is also relevant for researchers and scientific stakeholders beyond my immediate community.” If this statement applies to you, then you might consider publishing an article on New Ground.

New Ground Research Articles are transforming highly specialized scholarly research into in-depth articles accessible to researchers from related disciplines but with different specializations and to scientific stakeholders in general, linking internal and external communication, inreach and outreach.

All articles are assigned an article number and volume number and are citable via a persistent Crossref DOI.

Publishing an article on New Ground involves the payment of a fee.

Eligible primary research

Eligible primary research needs to have been published in or accepted by a renowned peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Who writes New Ground Research Articles?

New Ground commissions Ph.D.-qualified expert science writers from the respective field to create Research Articles on a scholarly publication. Information on previous New Ground writers is available in the New Ground Fact Sheet as well as with each New Ground article.

Submit a scientific publication

Any first or senior author of primary research published in or accepted by a renowned peer-reviewed scientific journal can submit this publication to New Ground.

Submit your publication or manuscript by sending the requested information to . By submitting you do not incur any obligations.

Once we have received your submission, you will be notified by email.

Please provide the following information:

  • full name
  • institution
  • link to your institutional homepage
  • your email address at that institution
  • ORCID-iD or another unique identifier if available
  • your publication or manuscript in a standard format (pdf, doc, …), or the link to the publication if it is freely accessible

While New Ground accepts submissions of primary research manuscripts for consideration, it decides on publication only upon publication of the manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.

Open access

New Ground is guided by the vision of open access to scholarly literature as defined in the Budapest Declaration of 2002. However, New Ground does not publish scholarly literature of its own.

Submission process

If New Ground accepts your submission, then New Ground will offer, for a fee, to produce, publish and distribute a New Ground Research Article on it.

You can accept this offer by signing a contract, or reject the offer without incurring any costs.

Editorial process

Publishing decisions are made by New Ground’s editor-in-chief.

Once a research paper is accepted by New Ground, our editorial team will assign a Ph.D.-qualified expert science writer specialized in the respective field to write the New Ground article. This writer will be credited as the article’s author.

The senior author of the underlying scientific publication must approve the New Ground article before it can be published.

(No) peer review

Publishing articles on New Ground does not involve a peer-review process. The truthfulness and quality of the articles are ensured through the involvement of the Ph.D.-qualified expert science writer, the New Ground editorial team, and the senior author of the underlying publication.

Which types of articles, other than Research Articles, can be published on New Ground?

Apart from Research Articles on primary research, New Ground is interested in various types of articles, including opinion pieces. Please contact us to discuss individual options.

What exactly is a New Ground Research Article?

The most common type of article published on New Ground is a Research Article.

New Ground Research Articles are carefully edited representations of selected articles from renowned researchers published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. These articles aren’t mere summaries. While keeping the level high, they add context and reasoning to help researchers with different specializations understand what was done. They denote the precise technical terms for the major methods used – like "Monte Carlo simulation" or "scRNA-seq" – and give a short explanation while not going into detail. They cut their own path through the research paper, while aiming at a “flow“ and a “good read“. So they are an independent genre of text, but true to the content they are based upon.

Formal features of a Research Article:

  • language: American English, Chicago Style
  • typical length: 1,500 to 2,500 words (plus head, subhead, metadata, etc.), depending on the underlying publication
  • accompanied by metadata on the underlying scientific publication
  • authored by a Ph.D.-qualified expert science writer specialized in the discipline of the underlying publication. The writer’s name is included in a byline at the top of the article.
  • Research Articles must not be a vehicle for institutional public relations.
  • Research Articles are assigned an article and volume number and are citable via a persistent Crossref DOI.


Publishing an article on New Ground requires the payment of a fee to cover the costs of production and publication. A cost-covering fee is individually calculated to take into account the scope, complexity, and length of the underlying scientific publication.

For institutions

Institutions can support researchers in publishing on New Ground. If you represent a research funding body, research organization or institute, university, foundation, or another stakeholder organization, please get in touch with us for framework agreements and information on additional services.

Institutions are also encouraged to take advantage of New Ground’s article reuse policy.