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Hindawi Launches Peer Review System Built Using Coko’s Open Source Framework

Hindawi’s new manuscript submission and peer review system is an excellent example of how quickly solutions can be built using community-driven Open Source development. Hindawi is launching their first journal within a year of partnering with Coko. Hindawi have created their own iteration of Coko’s xPub journal platform, which is built out of Coko’s highly…

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Opening up the kitchen!

Head over to the Scholarly Kitchen to read and comment on Co-founder Adam Hyde’s article discussing frequently asked questions and dispelling common misconceptions about Open Source software and the opportunities it can represent for scholarly publishers. Read more.  

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Peer Review Week 2018: We’re havin’ a party!

Here in the Cokoverse, supporting peer review workflow with open source technology is the core of what we do! When we heard that the focus of this year’s Peer Review Week celebration is Diversity and Inclusion in Review, we could hardly contain our excitement and went straight into planning mode! Open source naturally lends itself…

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Jump in, the water is fine! Open source alternatives to platform vendors are here!

As consolidation continues within scholarly communications, many constituents are vocalizing hesitation to continue working with commercial systems vendors. Concerns vary based on the organization and system type, but include publishers and institutions who don’t want competitor publishers or large commercial interests “owning” their infrastructure and accessing their data.   As you know, Coko is a…

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Announcing the Editoria Community Meeting and plans to offer a hosted solution

Coko’s open source books production platform Editoria launched this spring with many appearances at industry conferences, a webinar, a new website, and the first wave of adoption. The momentum continues into the fall as the community makes arrangements to attend the first Editoria Community Meeting. The meeting will be held in San Francisco, California during…

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What a Collaborative Community Looks Like

Those organisations building platforms on top of PubSweet gather together every 3-4 months for our PubSweet Community Meeting. It started off as Coko, Hindawi and eLife but now we are also joined by the wonderful folks from the European Bioinformatics Institute. The events usually go for 2 days and we sometimes have a additional 3rd…

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Sprinting for PubSweet

To help guide the incorporation and use of PubSweet into publishers’ infrastructure development, the Coko community participated in a Book Sprint in Cambridge (UK) in June resulting in the book ‘PubSweet – How to Build a Publishing Platform’.  To download, please click here for PDF and here for EPUB. The book was written by using…

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Catch up with Editoria

Editoria is paradigm-shifting, and includes many features that represent serious efficiencies for university presses and library publishers, but it is also a great travel partner! From the time I joined Coko this spring, we’ve travelled back and forth across the United States together, making stops at several industry meetings (including Council for Science Editors, Society…

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Coko honors Koko

At times, we’ve been mistaken for a legend, Koko the gorilla. Koko died today, at age 46. We’ve always been honored for the mistaken identity because Koko broke boundaries and defied stereotypes, as we hope to do. Like Coko, this extraordinary gorilla was born in San Francisco. Koko was taught sign language and astonished the…

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