PubSweet posts

Hindawi Limited becomes Coko’s first sponsor

Crucial to an open source community is the maintenance of its code and facilitating the collaboration needed to cultivate creation of shared community’s infrastructure. As Coko’s technology offerings and communities expand, our financial model is maturing from reliance on funder investment toward a sustainable model in which our community sponsors the organization financially. As an…

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The good, the bad, and the expensive

In her Crossref LIVE18 Keynote speech this week, Coko’s Kristen Ratan questioned the sense of the industry’s continuing resignation to being locked in to costly, print-based, outdated workflows and technologies (some of which are now owned by competitor publishers). “Publishers are mired in print paradigms, and legacy systems. We need to break out of silos.”…

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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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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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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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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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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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A sneak peak at what’s next for PubSweet

Over the course of two days in San Francisco, about 20 of us put our heads together  to talk about upcoming features in PubSweet 2.0, Coko’s platform-building toolkit. (If you want to get up to speed on the 1.0 release, more on that here.) The first day covered PubSweet 1.0. Jure Triglav, lead developer for…

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