The Coko community – good faith, best practices.


Coko facilitates publishers, funders, developers, researchers, service providers, and others to work together to build the common publishing infrastructure we all can benefit from. This community shares a common vision – better, faster, more open publishing and we facilitate the community to work collaboratively in good faith following our Open Source best practices.

We bring the community together in various venues to work together, to learn from each other, and to share what we make. Its always fun and extremely rewarding to all involved.

Below is an incomplete list of our community members.

  • eLife is a non-profit organization inspired by research funders and led by scientists with a mission to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognizes the most responsible behaviors in science.

  • Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.

  • At EMBL-EBI, we make the world’s public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform basic research and provide professional training in bioinformatics. We are part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an international, innovative and interdisciplinary research organisation funded by 26 member states and two associate member states.

  • Hindawi is an open access journals publisher passionate about working with the global academic community to promote open scholarly research to the world. With the help of academic editors from institutions worldwide, Hindawi focuses on providing excellent service to authors while preserving robust publishing standards and editorial integrity.

  • University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for scholarship and publishing, UC Press collaborates with faculty, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today's knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

  • The CDL was founded by the University of California in 1997 to take advantage of emerging technologies that were transforming the way digital information was being published and accessed. Since then, in collaboration with the UC libraries and other partners, we assembled one of the world’s largest digital research libraries and changed the ways that faculty, students, and researchers discover and access information.

  • Wormbase is an international consortium of biologists and computer scientists dedicated to providing the research community with accurate, current, accessible information concerning the genetics, genomics and biology of C. elegans and related nematodes.

  • Digital Science believes that new challenges facing research need a new approach. An approach that improves information flows and creates seamless connections to better serve the whole of the research community: researchers, funders, institutions, publishers, governments, laboratories and industry, so that they can discover new insights that benefit everyone.

  • Aperture

    Another ‘micropubs’ platform. 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.

  • Founded in 1922, UNC Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the oldest in the United States. Today, the Press is an affiliate of the 16-campus UNC system, and its purpose remains to advance scholarship and to serve the people of the state and the region. More information can be found at

  • Longleaf Services was established by The University of North Carolina Press, and currently provides currently provide operational services, marketing support, and editorial, design, and production services to university presses for books and journals. Longleaf also offers complete fulfillment services including customer service, order processing with full electronic data interchange and advanced shipping notification capabilities, credit and collections, sales and inventory reporting, and warehousing and distribution for the following distinguished publishers.

  • A Book Sprint is a collaborative process that captures the knowledge of a group of experts in a single book. In 3-5 days the Book Sprints professional team works with a chosen group of experts to create a high-quality publication ready for print and digital distribution. Since 2008, Book Sprints has facilitated the creation of over 130 books by publishers including O’Reilly, Cisco Systems and many others.

  • Atla's open access monograph publishing program, Atla Open Press, was conceived in 2014 as a means of publishing open access books that were relevant to the study and practice of theological librarianship. Currently, the mission of the program is publication of open access works on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

  • Scholar Led is a consortium of five scholar-led, not-for-profit, open access book publishers that was formed in 2018. Individually, Scholar Led is comprised of Mattering Press, meson press, Open Book Publishers, Open Humanities Press, and punctum books, and collectively, the organization seeks to develop powerful, practical ways for small-scale, scholar-led Open Access presses to grow and flourish in a publishing landscape that is changing rapidly.

  • Open Textbook Network promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks. OTN believes in the power of open education to transform higher education. Open textbooks not only contribute to student academic success, but also offer faculty the chance to reclaim their courses based on their expertise.

  • Punctum Books is an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage, in which assemblage you will find humanists keeping rowdy and thought provoking company with social scientists, scientists, multi/media specialists, artists, architects, and designers.

  • Open Book Publishers believes that knowledge should be available to everyone: our books are free to read and download online, and we are working to create a world in which all research is freely available to all readers.

  • C&F Éditions is reinventing citizenship in the age of the internet. Rebuild collective feelings, defend the public interest, escape the influence industry and use the digital worlds to increase solidarity, freedom and equality.

  • Fulcrum is a publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors' research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible, and flexible form.

  • Michigan Publishing is the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan, and is a part of its dynamic and innovative University Library. M Publishing publishes scholarly and educational materials in a range of formats for wide dissemination and permanent preservation, provide publishing services to the University of Michigan community and beyond, and advocates for the broadest possible access to scholarship everywhere.

  • Cabbage Tree Labs is a new project founded by Adam Hyde.

  • IndieHosters believe that the combination of Free, Libre and Open Source Software and a Fair Web Service is the only way to decentralize and democratize the web.

  • Benetech's work transforms how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. Benetech is constantly pursuing the next big social impact with a mission to empower communities with software for social good.

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, the Foundation supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work.

  • The Shuttleworth Foundation is committed to openness, integrity, commitment, accountability, and respect for others, and expects the same from all partners.

  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants primarily to support original research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. The Foundation believes that these fields—and the scholars and practitioners who work in them—are chief drivers of the nation's health and prosperity.

  • Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.