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 improve the speed of research.
Europe PMC will be joining a community of publishers interested in collaborating to provide the research and scientific community better tools and platforms for the publication and broad dissemination of research. Hindawi, eLife, and UC Press are also partners in this endeavor.
Michele Smith, Product Manager for Europe PMC, says:
We’re delighted to team up with CoKo and partners to build an open source deposition system for accepted manuscripts – a central part of our support for the Europe PMC funders and their open access policies. Collaborating to build this open source technology is not only a sustainable approach, but also very much aligned with our mission to make Europe PMC a platform for innovation
We are delighted to have Europe PMC as a key partner. Europe PMC’s mission is to build open, full text scientific literature resources and support innovation by engaging users, enabling contributors and integrating related research data. Europe PMC supports the open access policies of 29 funders of life sciences research in Europe, and runs a manuscript submission system for grantees. Europe PMC is hosted at the EMBL-EBI, among many open data services critical to life sciences research.
Strong partnerships and open source solutions can transform research communication. We’re eager to get started. As with all our efforts, we will post updates here and throughout our channels.