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 process. Initial focus will be on reviews, tutorials and educational materials, shifting eventually toward including computational notebooks, interactive plots, software, data, and post-publication peer-review, which supports the creation of living, reusable and reproducible research objects.

Coko Co-founder Adam Hyde was invited to facilitate the group to map these emerging workflow requirements. “OHBM had the vision for Aperture before our session,” said Hyde. “I helped them work out the nuance of what they want, and how they can get there functionally and operationally.”

“Coko has extensive experience developing open source publishing components, some of which are used by Elife and other open-access publishers,” commented Nikola Stikov and Jean-Baptiste Poline (in consultation with the OBHM Publishing Initiative Committee). “Their framework could give the Open Science SIG and the broader OHBM community the opportunity to participate in the construction of Aperture. We look forward to establishing even more collaborations with like-minded partners.”

Stay tuned for more about Workflow Sprints.