FAIRFAX, Va. (April 20, 2016) – Business and research leaders from around the world will meet this week on the campus of George Mason University to begin laying the groundwork for a preferred future of research publishing. For years, universities have expressed concern over the escalating costs of academic journals while publishers have struggled to […]
The PressForward team is pleased to announce that the PressForward project has been awarded a three-year, $736,042 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. PressForward, launched in 2011 by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, is an innovative scholarly communication research project that is researching methods and developing technologies to facilitate scholarly […]
Last week the PressForward team released PressForward 3.8. Our latest release includes numerous bug fixes and enhances the functionality of the Nominate This bookmarklet, user permissions, and OPML functionality. Notably, the functionality of the Send to Draft button, located in All Content, has been restored. Also included in our latest version, is a new site preference that allows […]
We recently caught up with our friends at improvscience, an organization committed to helping scientists better communicate their research and enthusiasm. Like PressForward, their work is the centerpiece of not only engagement efforts, but also community building and facilitation. Read more about their efforts and thoughts about PressForward: Excitement for PressForward.
The PressForward team is excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.7, an update to our WordPress plugin that helps you collect, discuss, and share content from the web. In addition to numerous bug fixes, this update brings refinements to the Subscribed Feeds panel and new features to the feed submission and management process. This […]
Today sees the relaunch of the fourth and final publication of the original lineup of PressForward partners, PLOS Collections, with a brand new look and features. So what’s new and what can it do? Victoria Costello of the PLOS Blogs Network explains how this powerful and eclectic source of science discovery serves the research community. ~ A new design: The […]
The second of the original PressForward pilot partners, microBEnet, has relaunched their website with PressForward integration. Already an active resource for those invested and interested in the microbiology of the built environment, microBEnet has used PressForward to extend their reach and include more community members in the selection of content for their site. The microBEnet team, based out […]
We’re delighted to announce the launch of Citizen Science Today as the latest PressForward publication, presented by the Zooniverse and our friends from the growing community of researchers and practitioners of citizen science. Citizen science – the involvement of non-professionals in the research process – has been part of research for centuries, and fields ranging […]
International Innovation, a magazine featuring breakthroughs and insights into the most pressing, interesting, and relevant trends in science and technology, has published a profile of PressForward. To learn more about the the project’s development and future, read and share the profile on the International Innovation website.
On August 13 and 14, the PressFoward team met with current PressForward Partners, prospective partners, and interested participants for the PressForward Institute, an intensive, two-day symposium on open access scholarly communication, curated community publications and the PressForward plugin. Partners presented publications and roundtables facilitated discussion on keeping up with scholarly work on the open web, […]