PubSource #3: Partner news, a new peer review plugin, and more!

Jul 19, 2019

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eLife, community, celebrate development milestone for Libero Publisher

eLife officially shared early access to a demonstration version of the Libero Publisher this week. Commenting on the occasion, Director of Technology, Paul Shannon said, “You can never have too much community involvement in an Open Source project like Libero. We encourage all who would like to be involved to contact us and find out more.” Read the release.

Digital Science Innovation Hub sharing Open Source work and learnings at VIVO Conference

Digital Science‘s Innovation Hub felt strongly that Prizes are important indicators of esteem in research, and deserve a persistent primary record of their own. To help create transparency around prizes, and improve research culture, prize awardee information needs to be more discoverable. To address these issues, they built an Awards platform based on on PubSweet. All Open Source! The platform publishes award records to Figshare, with associated metadata pushed to Wikidata. You can learn more about this during Director of Innovation Simon Porter’s talk at the VIVO conference.

Simplified reviewer management process in OJS via 4Science integration

Journals managing submission and peer review workflow with OJS from the Public Knowledge Project can now download and install a free and Open Source plugin developed by 4Science: which allows automated transfer of peer review data from the journal to the 4Science database, streamlining reviewer experience. Learn more.

Watch Paged.js’ Julie Blanc’s presentation at DPUB Summit 2019

Julie Blanc is a graphic designer and researcher preparing a doctorate in ergonomics and design at Paragraphe laboratory (Paris 8 University) and EnsadLab EnsadLab-Paris in the framework of the ArTeC (Art, Technologies and Creation) university research school. She is also contributing to the development of the Open Source Paged.js initiative and is actively involved in PrePostPrint. Learn more about Julie.

Hindawi presents community work at COASP

Hindawi’s Matt Green is on the program to present ‘Unlocking the proprietary black box with Open Source solutions for scholarly infrastructure’ about the collaborative work occurring in the PubSweet Community, including sharing the latest on the unique platforms each organization is building. Get out your diary.