Category: News

Big Performance Upgrades with PressForward 4.0

Today we’re excited to announce the release of PressForward 4.0. Our newest release continues our move toward a dependency injected structure and brings significant performance upgrades as well as several feature enhancements. Updates to the Open Graph library, the methodology for building nominations in the Nominate This Bookmarklet, and changes to how post meta is... Read more »

Pilot Partner Profile – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UW-Madison

Mission Statement While several programs on campus offer support to students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, the STEM Diversity Network is a place designed to help all interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers specifically. This network exists to aid the academic and social advancement of students (undergrad, grad, postdocs) in STEM... Read more »

Pilot Partner Profile: Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding marine biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Publication The Well: MBL... Read more »

Pilot Partner Profile: The Deep-Sea Biology Society (DSBS)

Mission Statement The Deep-Sea Biology Society aims to promote deep-sea biological sciences and conservation by ensuring open forums for scientists, engaging the public and policy makers, and ensuring demographic diversity among scientists. Publication Deep-Sea Biology ( Using its PressForward funding and support, the Deep-Sea Biology society will re-launch its website this fall. The new version... Read more »

Announcement: The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Launches Showcase

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first pilot partner publication this month, CASW’s Showcase, which will showcase prize-winning examples of science writing to the public, and will encourage a high level of scholarly communication within the field. CASW released the following statement about the launch: The Council for the Advancement of Science... Read more »

Pilot Partner Profile: Lewis & Clark College Environmental Studies Program

Mission Statement Environmental studies situates environmental problems and solutions in a scholarly context, working alongside other academic disciplines to build a more livable world. Publication Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program is using their PressForward grant and support network to create Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) to encourage student engagement with... Read more »

Version 2.0 of the PressForward Turnkey Theme Released

Today we are excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of the PressForward Turnkey Theme.  Designed to complement the workflow of PressForward, our Turnkey theme aids scholars in quickly creating easily customizable PressForward publications. While the theme has been available for download on GitHub since last summer, revisions to the WordPress Theme Submission Requirements... Read more »

Announcing an Entirely New Codebase Structure with PressForward 3.9

Today we’re excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.9, which features a complete overhaul of the codebase to improve stability and pave the way for exciting future developments. With the release of version 3.9,  PressForward takes its first step into an entirely new backend structure. After four years of constant development the core code... Read more »

New Blog Series: Profiling PressForward’s Pilot Partners

PressForward is proud to support the development of new scholarly publications as part of our pilot partner program. In the coming weeks, we will feature profiles of our second wave of partner institutions as they prepare for the launch of their PressForward publications later this year. We hope you will follow along as we explore these... Read more »

Announcing the Next Phase of PressForward!

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... Read more »

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