Future of Publishing posts

2020 Update #4: An Alliance to Advance Open Infrastructure

Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), The West African and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and Coko have partnered to advance efforts toward Open Infrastructure to advance Open Access publishing in Africa. The partnership kicked off in late 2019 with several webinars, and we are now bringing together a group of interested early stakeholders…

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2020 Update #2: Announcing Hindawi’s Continued Investment in Coko

We are excited to continue this series of Coko update announcements highlighting the growth and good health of our communities. Hindawi Ltd., one of the original founding members of the PubSweet community are renewing their financial support of Coko and PubSweet. This is a tangible sign of the organization’s continued commitment to community led shared…

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Coko and Open Textbook Network plan IMLS grant-related kick off in December

Coko and the Open Textbook Network will come together at the University of Minnesota on December 11 for an official kick-off of the IMLS-funded multi-year project to create an open textbook platform environment to support authors. An advisory group comprised of OTN community members will share their requirements and feedback to inform the collaborative design…

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Editoria Monemvasia released!

The Editoria Community’s vision is to leverage a books-optimized workflow built with PubSweet to streamline workflow, save costs and expedite production workflow. Over the past year, dozens of organizations across library publishers and university presses have experimented with Editoria. Many of these organizations have participated in providing feedback, and even proposing features for release in…

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Meet PREreview

We recently shared a list of platforms being developed with PubSweet. PREreview is one such platform at the earlier stages of development and community participation. We interviewed PREreview Co-founder Daniela Saderi to gain a deeper understanding of the who, what, and why of PREreview.     Is PREreview the name of your platform, with a…

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Community-led construction: A peek inside OHBM’s journey toward Aperture

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) has set its sights on Aperture: a new initiative to develop an open publishing platform by and for their own community. More than a platform, Aperture aims to rethink the ‘norms’ associated with communicating academic research, bringing transparency and interactivity to the publishing process. Initial focus will be…

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