Work With PressForward

Become a PressForward Partner

If you are part of a research lab, science library, publisher, or other scientific organization, PressForward invites you to partner with us to develop high-quality, collaboratively-sourced and edited publications. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, PressForward offers a new and effective way for research communities to feature valuable research from across the web.

What we offer:

  • A free, open-source, editorial workflow to collect, discuss, and share content from the web;
  • Up to $10,000 per partner to offset initial start up, staffing, and infrastructure costs;
  • A dedicated technical support channel;
  • Workshop and training support for start-up personnel;
  • Consultation for the first year of publication

Current partners with PressForward publications in development include PLOS Collections,,, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Humanities publication Ant, Spider, Bee.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have prospective editors committed to bringing their idea to fruition and an existing audience with shared, science-oriented interests. International organizations are welcome.

To apply:
Those interested in developing a PressForward partner publication should send a letter of interest to Stephanie Westcott and Eric Olson at by May 27th for full consideration. Our outreach staff will then contact you to help develop a strong application.

Please note that the application deadline has been extended to June 17th. Full applications should include: a brief project description (~500 words), a budget up to $10,000, and project directors’ CVs.

Finalists will be notified by July 1 and be invited to the PressForward Institute in August 2015.

Develop a PressForward Publication

Researchers from all disciplines are invited to propose new PressForward publications that use innovative methods to aggregate scholarship, white papers, multimedia content, and informal conversations published on the open web. Examples of PressForward publications include Digital Humanities Now, dh+lib, and Environmental Humanities Now.

PressForward offers consultation and technical support to our community of users when possible, and PressForward publications will be featured on the PressForward website. Publication editors are invited to PressForward events and to assist in testing and improving the PressForward plugin.

Interested groups should contact us at info[at] to schedule a discussion of publication goals, resources available, and steps toward launching a PressForward publication.


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