About the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) was established in October 2015 with the mission of changing the ways that researchers communicate their work. Our open source technologies for publishing are built with the community to facilitate rapid, open research communication.

Our History & Mission

Coko is focused on building open source solutions for academic publishing that foster collaboration, integrity, and speed. They also work towards building community with the recognition that transformation of research publishing is only possible through collaboration. Kristen Ratan, Co-Founder of Coko, has 20 years of experience developing new technology, leading strategic innovations, and building community in the publishing industry. Kristen was most recently the Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). She has held board positions with the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and Crossref. Adam Hyde, Co-Founder of Coko, is the technical lead for the project and was awarded the 2015 Shuttleworth Fellowship with the goal of building PubSweet. He has led development of several open source publishing tools including Booki, Lexicon, Objavi, and BookJS. Adam has 20 years of experience working with open source software and eight years focusing solely on developing innovative web-based collaborative publishing software.