Future of Publishing posts

Better Together Indeed!

Coko has been featured in Alice Meadows’ Scholarly Kitchen post Better Together, in which Alice reasons that in order for scholarly communications to advance more quickly and efficiently, we must collaborate. In this article Alice noted: “As Kristen Fisher Ratan of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation said in her inspirational keynote at last month’s FORCE2018 conference, it’s…

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Shared infrastructure: driving innovation, efficiency, and community-ownership

Coko Co-Founder Kristen Ratan has published an article, Driving a vision of publisher efficiency through collaboration with the peer-reviewed journal, Information Services & Use, published by IOS Press. In this article, Kristen asserts that no one platform can solve all the problems. We need an ecosystem of tools and software, creating modular and interoperable systems…

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Inside the kaleidoscopic world of Editoria

Coko’s book production system Editoria empowers you to reimagine your workflow. You will gain efficiencies by collaborating within the browser, working in parallel on all parts of the book, leveraging automated typesetting and distribution tools. Like all Coko tools, Editoria is Open Source, which means that the code is openly available on gitlab via the…

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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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Focus on Aperture

On June 18, at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting in Singapore, the Publishing Roundtable will solicit feedback from attendees on Aperture, the organization’s new publishing platform expected to release in 2019. More than a platform, Aperture aims to rethink the ‘norms’ associated with communicating academic research, bringing transparency and interactivity to the publishing…

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Editoria Webinar

Yesterday, Coko hosted a live webinar to give interested participants an opportunity to learn more about Editoria. An overview of the Editoria origin story, a live demonstration of Editoria, presentation on Open Source sustainability, and live Q&A were included. If you missed the live broadcast, you can view it here! Note: This player will not…

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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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