Announcing PressForward Microgrants

With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the PressForward Project invites applications for microgrants of up to $1000 to fund science communications projects. PressForward publications aggregate content from the web at large, sharing the most relevant work published online and fostering conversations within and across disciplines, institutions, and classrooms. PressForward is developed […]

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PressForward 4.2: Announcing the Addition of PressForward API Endpoints

In PressForward 4.1 we announced the first step toward a set of PressForward API endpoints in conjunction with the WP-API. In 4.1 we added PressForward metadata to the post endpoint and today we’re excited to announce the addition of several new endpoints that expose PressForward metadata about feed items, feeds, and folders. As we previously […]

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Announcing the Addition of PressForward Data to the WP API with PressForward 4.1

Today the PressForward team is pleased to announce the release of PressForward 4.1, an update to our WordPress plugin that enables the aggregation of RSS / ATOM feeds and the curation of web publications. Version 4.1 of PressForward serves as the first step toward the release of a complete PressForward Application Programming Interface (API). The […]

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How Do We Fix Scholarly Publishing? Global leaders meet at Mason to lay out a plan

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 […]

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Science Communication Blog Talks PressForward

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.

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PressForward-Powered PLOS Collections Launches Today!

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 […]

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MicroBEnet Launches PressForward!

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 […]

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Pressing Forward with Citizen Science Today!

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 […]

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The “Scholarly Blog”: PressForward’s Many Paths to Success, and How to Measure Them

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, […]

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PressForward Institute Welcome

[Note: this is a lightly edited and linked transcript of the Welcome that I gave for the PressForward Institute last week. — JFT] It is so nice to be here and to meet you all in person. And I am so glad that you all are here to meet each other. This PressForward Institute is […]

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