Publish on New Ground

Editorial scope

New Ground aims at identifying research that has the potential to help shape the future of our societies. The editorial team actively approaches scientists who pursue such research, but is also open to submissions.

You’re a researcher and interested in publishing on New Ground?

“My research is also important for readers beyond my immediate community.” If this statement applies to you, then you might consider publishing an article on New Ground. Each article is based on a recent scientific publication and intended to spread findings and methods across other disciplines and into the public sphere. The target readership includes researchers and academics across scientific disciplines as well as decision-makers, policymakers and scientific stakeholders.

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

Publishing an article on New Ground involves the payment of an article processing charge (APC).

Eligible original research

Eligible original research needs to have been published in/accepted by a prominent peer-reviewed journal; further, the content must lie within New Ground’s editorial scope.

To be eligible, a submitted scientific paper should present findings that have the potential to impact the future of our societies. The findings’ relevance should be suitable for communication to researchers across scientific disciplines and academic audiences.

New Ground actively seeks works from recognized researchers in their fields, or from those whose work is recommended by recognized researchers. Important indicators for such recognition include publications in highly influential scientific journals, prestigious prizes or having been awarded major research grants.

Who writes New Ground articles?

New Ground commissions Ph.D.-qualified expert science writers to create its articles. Information on previous New Ground writers can be found on each article page by clicking on the respective author’s name.

Submit a scientific publication

Submit your peer-reviewed scientific publication by sending the requested information to . 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

New Ground will also accept submissions of unpublished manuscripts for consideration. This allows authors to publish their New Ground article and their original research at similar times. However, no publishing decision will be made by New Ground until the original manuscript has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Editorial board

New Ground is currently working to establish an editorial board of scientists.

Open access

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

Submission process

Any senior author of a scientific work published in an acknowledged peer-reviewed scientific journal can submit this publication to New Ground.

If the publication is accepted, then New Ground will offer to produce, publish and distribute a high-quality article about it for a fee.

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

Editorial process

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

Once a research paper is accepted by New Ground, then New Ground’s 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 expert science writer, the New Ground editorial team, and the senior author of the underlying publication.

Which types of articles can be published on New Ground?

New Ground is interested in various types of articles, including opinion pieces. Please contact us to discuss individual options.

The most common type of article published on New Ground is a “Research Article” and is characterized by the following features:

Content features

  • A Research Article is based on an underlying scientific publication. It provides more context than the underlying publication so as to make the content more accessible, and it omits technical details which are only relevant to specialists from the immediate scientific community.
  • A Research Article identifies the scientific contribution made by the author(s) of the underlying publication.
  • A Research Article does not make statements that go beyond those made in the underlying publication.
  • A Research Article is approved before publication by the senior author of the underlying publication and by New Ground’s editor-in-chief.

Formal features

  • Article language: American English
  • Typical article length: 1,500 to 2,500 words, depending on the underlying publication
  • A Research Article addresses researchers across scientific disciplines as well as academic audiences in the public sphere.
  • The article is accompanied by information on the underlying research.
  • The article is written by a Ph.D.-qualified expert science writer specialized in the discipline of the underlying publication. The science 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.
  • All Research Articles are proofread before publication.
  • All articles are assigned an issue number, article number, and volume number and are citable via a Crossref DOI.


Publishing on New Ground requires the payment of a fee – an article processing charge, or APC – to cover the costs of producing the article, publishing it open access, and distributing it across various channels.

For institutions

Institutions can sponsor researchers to help them internationally promote and disseminate their work via New Ground. These institutions include research funding bodies, research organizations and institutes, universities, foundations, and others.

Please contact us for framework agreements and information on additional dissemination activities.

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