Journals posts

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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Europe PMC and Coko Announce Partnership

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (CoKo) and Europe PMC are excited to announce a new partnership  to develop web-based, open source content and workflow management components that will enable ingest and processing of manuscripts. The system will be built on Coko’s PubSweet technology framework and will contribute to the vision of creating modern, digital-first technologies that…

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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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Hindawi Limited & Coko Announce Partnership

Building Momentum, Building Community with PubSweet fueled platforms Today is another big news day for Coko. This morning, Hindawi Limited announced a partnership with Coko to build open-source solutions that manage content and workflow from initial authoring through manuscript submission, peer review, and production. This is the goal and promise of the PubSweet technology framework:…

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Coko & eLife partner on first PubSweet fueled journals submission & peer-review platform

Earlier this week, eLife announced a partnership with Coko to build an open source solution for submission, peer review and processing of manuscripts. The limitations of the currently available systems are substantial. We both believe there’s a better way — an open source solution that draws on our collective knowledge and experience as publishers and…

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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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