Team Coko posts

eLife and Coko celebrate development milestones

Our community of innovative, forward-thinking publishers building the tools of our dreams have collectively had an auspicious start in the new year! Here are some highlights to note: An early subset of eLife’s incoming submissions are now traversing their xPub system! Later this month, they will ramp up to 100%. Notably, this system is capable…

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XSweet 2.0 – now with math!

We’re pleased to announce the release of XSweet 2.0, Coko’s docx-to-HTML conversion tool. XSweet is a highly customizable, modular tool for converting MS Word files (.docx) into HTML for publishing to the web, or importing into other platforms. Coko uses XSweet to import author Word files into its book production and journals platforms, and XSweet…

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The Spirit of Partnerships

Coko is our community   Great technologies aren’t created in isolation, but are community-built and open to collaboration. To give a window into the honest and open collaboration of our partners, we’ve created a short video that we believe captures the spirit of the combined motivation to move open source infrastructure from vision to reality….

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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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Good Luck Carly!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Carly Strasser will be moving on from Coko this month. She joined Coko last December as the Director of Strategic Development and has helped align Coko’s communications with its mission and vision. We are thrilled for Carly, however, for having found her dream job in data strategy!…

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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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