Open Source posts

PubSweet Collaboration Week – May 7 – 13

About three years ago, we set out to build a framework for building publishing software with components. Take a component here, a component there, make one on your own, and, presto! you have your custom publishing platform! While the framework itself has matured significantly, we’re not there yet in terms of the available components and how…

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Hindawi Limited and Coko announce development milestones and new collaboration!

Our community of innovative, forward-thinking publishers building the tools that could drive change in scholarly communications have collectively had an auspicious start in the new year! An example: Hindawi launched their xPub system – built within 9 months – in fall 2018. Since then, they have added development resource on the project bringing the team…

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Questioning everything!

This month, Learned Publishing released an issue exploring the future of scholarly publishing titled ‘Question Everything.’ Being the curious individuals we are, it seemed like the perfect venue to submit some of the explorations we’ve undertaken. We are proud to share the following two articles our team contributed to within this issue: Can we transform scholarly…

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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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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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