Great technologies aren’t created in isolation. They’re community-built and open to collaboration. The best technologies develop when the community envisions the ideal solution and an experienced team develops precise and elegant solutions. Coko works in partnership with publishers, funders, developers, and others who are moving an open source infrastructure for publishing from vision to reality.
We have a great set of partners working with us towards a common vision – better, faster, more open publishing. Below is an incomplete list of our community. To learn more about how we work with community members, see How we work.
eLife is one of two founding partners working on development of xPub. Coko and eLife developers are working together on creating a journal submission solution that will be used alongside eLife’s other innovative publishing technologies, including their platform for continuous publication, Libero.
Europe PMC partner with Coko in their development of web-based, open source content and workflow management components that will enable ingest and processing of manuscripts. The system is being built on Coko’s PubSweet technology framework. Europe PMC shares Coko's core vision to create modern, digital-first technologies that improve the speed of research.
Hindawi is one of two founding partners working on development of xPub. Coko and Hindawi developers are working together on creating a journal submission solution that will be implemented for some of Hindawi’s open access journals.
University of California Press, California Digital Library and Coko have worked together since 2015 to create the Editoria book publishing platform with funding from the Mellon Foundation. University of California hosts the Collabra journal, which has served as the pilot project for the journal submission system xPub.
Digital Science‘s Innovations Team is building a very interesting awards system using PubSweet. In a broader sense, their strategy within the community is to build a system with configurable workflows. The functionality would allow a user to design a workflow, export, and access a PubSweet app that is automatically compiled to suit.
Another ‘micropubs’ platform possibility being explored for the Organization of Human Brain Mapping. Early development is just beginning, and comes in response to a workflow sprint Coko co-founder Adam Hyde facilitated with key stakeholders last year. Most interesting is their desire to publish living entities, such as Jupyter Notebooks. Of course, all work will be Open Source.
What our partners have to say about
working with Coko
“We’ve tried to build software with other people before, but it wasn’t until we worked with the Coko Foundation that we realised how important a ‘community-first’ approach is. The benefits from the conversations, before any code is even written, is obvious when you start writing and even more obvious when you see the quality of the finished product.
“I love the pleasant surprise when one of your collaborators solves a problem for you, or when you find a problem you thought was just unique to you being discussed elsewhere. For us, the main benefit is knowing that what we’re building is useful to others and is solving the important problems – things get built more quickly and more correctly which reduces the burden on everyone.”
– Paul Shannon, Head of Technology, eLife
“[Coko] have marshalled a diverse group of publishers towards a shared goal. Together, we’ve implemented a radically open process of constructive collaboration, where each member benefits from the strengths of the others. The result has been rapid progress towards an elegant, maintainable product.
“An improvement for one becomes an improvement for all. Individual communities can focus on core areas of expertise — peer review, hosting, discovery — knowing that their innovations will improve the entire system. The result is more creativity, a more diverse set of solutions, and, ultimately, faster progress.”
– Andrew Smeall, Head of Strategic Products, Hindawi