Future of Publishing posts

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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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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PagedMedia Announcement

The following announcement is regarding pagedmedia.org, which is a project started by Adam Hyde, Coko CoFounder, and funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation. It is not a Coko project as such, but closely affiliated! Please distribute widely! PagedMedia Announcement PagedMedia is a project to educate and inspire publishers to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to produce…

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

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…

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