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DOCX, XML, HTML, and Publishing Workflows

Most publishing workflows start with an author submitting their manuscript. For better or worse, this manuscript is most often in a docx format, created using Microsoft Word. The docx manuscript is typically used throughout the reviewing and editing process, often shuttled around as an attachment to emails and other communications. Once the manuscript is accepted,…

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Funders, Open Infrastructure, and Coko

Last week the Open Research Funders Group released results from a survey targeting funder perspectives on open infrastructure. Here at Coko we were excited to see the outcomes from the survey—after all, we create open infrastructure for research communication! Of the 16 funders surveyed reported, two-thirds have funded open science or open access programs. This…

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Engage with Editoria: How to get involved with the community

Note: This post was originally published on editoria.pub. Editoria is powered by Coko technology. There has never been a tool quite like Editoria. Several elements make Editoria unique, setting it far apart from open and proprietary tools that came before it. It was designed by subject matter experts and actual users! And the ability to…

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At the Coko Meet

Global Coko team members and friends converged on Athens, Greece last week to share updates, participate in breakout workstreams, and enjoy eachother’s company. The meet convened team members from South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and both coasts of North America, for three days of presentations, discussion, and significant fun. This is the third such meeting…

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Community-driven open source: evolving software development

I’m showing my age here, but having observed the evolution of web development since it’s early days, it’s fascinating to look at how it’s become increasingly open to contributions from an ever-increasing set of participants. From the mid-90s when internet technologies were literally built in isolation in a garage through to the birth of user-centered…

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Coko joins World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

We are pleased to announce that Coko has become a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This is “an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.” The organization is led by web inventor Tim Berners-Lee (Director) and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe. As members, Coko will be able…

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Micropublication Workflows

As the newest member of the Coko team, I’m still learning how we make the magic happen with our partners and community members. Last week, I got to see the magic in action during a great meeting with micropublication.org. Part of this magic involves the Cabbage Tree Method—a process Adam designed to help publishers and researchers…

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