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Preprints won’t just publish themselves: Why we need centralized services for preprints
INK – the file conversion engine
How we’re building the ‘mountain chalet’ of complex conversions
Sowing the seeds for change in scholarly publishing
Open Source Alliance for Open Science
Editoria Newsletter Out Now!
INK client upgrade
All About INK (explained with cake)
Track Changes (Request for Comments)
Book on Open Source Product Development Method Released!
Italics, Buenos Aires and Coko?
Editoria Update
Where we are with File Conversion
A Typescript for the Web
Coko Celebrates Year One
Editoria – Scholarly Monograph Platform
Adam Hyde’s Blog
Introducing Christos
Introducing Yannis
New PubSweet release
Attribution in Open Source Projects
Open Source for Open Access
Reimagining Preprints: a new generation of early sharing
Introducing Stencila and Nokome Bentley
Reimagining Publishing
Introducing Charlie
PubSweet 1.0 “Science Blogger” alpha 2
PubSweet 1.0 “Science Blogger” alpha, INK 1.0 alpha RELEASES!!!
Collaborative Product Development
Publishing for reproducibility: collaborative input and networked output
Substance Consortium
UCP & CDL Announcement
Release 0.2.0 is here!
CKF receives funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to transform research communication
Technology Slows Down Science
[tech post] CSS and Drop Caps
Vote for the pubsweet logo!
Introducing Substance
Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era
Coko 2015
PubSweet 0.1 Release
Coko Resources
Making science writing smarter
What I Have Learned About Building Community
Introducing the Tech Team
Knowledge and Communication
PKP and CKF Strategic Alliance
CKF Launches

Preprints won’t just publish themselves: Why we need centralized services for preprints

May 16, 2017

There has been much attention recently given to preprints, the early versions of journal articles that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed. While preprints have been around since before arXiv.org launched in 1991, fields outside of physics are starting to push for more early sharing of research data, results and conclusions. This will undoubtedly speed up research and make more of it available under open and reusable licenses.  

INK – the file conversion engine

For the past 8 months we have been been building INK – the open source file conversion and transformation engine for publishing. 



INK is now nearing 1.0, ready in the next weeks. In anticipation of the first major release we thought you might to know a little more about what INK does and why.

How we’re building the ‘mountain chalet’ of complex conversions

May 7, 2017

When scaling great heights, sometimes you need a place to rest before moving on.

That’s one analogy for XSweet, a toolkit under development by the Coko Foundation. It offers a set of stylesheets for extraction and refinement of data from MS Office Open XML (.docx) format, producing HTML for editorial workflows.

XSweet developer Wendell Piez offered that parallel in a recent presentation at JATS-Con 2017.

Sowing the seeds for change in scholarly publishing

March 29, 2017

The promise of open science to improve the speed, transparency and completeness of research sharing has attracted a lot of innovators and developers creating new, open source technology solutions. All too often, though, technologies are built by organizations that see themselves as competitive with one another and work at cross purposes.  

We’re focusing on changing this culture.

INK client upgrade

March 24, 2017

As INK starts to move from a proof-of-concept prototype to a production system, we’re continually making changes to make its functionality relevant, usable and demonstratively useful.

Recently, our focus has been improving the user experience around waiting for processing. We wanted users to be aware of what is going on while files are processing in a clear manner.

All About INK (explained with cake)

February 22, 2017

INK is Coko’s ingestion, conversion and syndication environment that converts content and data from one format to another, tags with identifiers and normalizes metadata.

When an author or group of authors creates content, there is a fair bit of processing that needs to be done on the content in order to prepare it for publishing.

Track Changes (Request for Comments)

February 13, 2017
We would like some feedback from you!

In a recent Design Session, Cindy Fulton and Kate Warne (University of California Press) determined that their Editoria workflow required a ‘track changes’ feature. 

Their basic requirements were clean and simple:

  1. If the user adds text to the document: mark the text as an addition,

Book on Open Source Product Development Method Released!

February 6, 2017
At the beginning of 2016, Coko was in search of a development methodology. There wasn’t one that we thought of as a good fit, so we invented our own! Originally called Collaborative Product Development, we renamed it to the Cabbage Tree Method (CTM).

The Cab­bage Tree Method (CTM, for short) is a new way to cre­ate open source soft­ware prod­ucts.