An open-source scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress
New models of scholarly communication
PLoS Currents: Key features <ul><li>Registration: Articles are date-stamped and citable </li></ul><ul><li>Certification: R...
PLoS:  Currents  on knol.google.com
PLoS:Currents – review workflow <ul><li>1. Editor selects reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>2. Reviewers enter comments </li></u...
PLoS:Currents limitations <ul><li>DTD/Structural conformance has been a challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual fixes to ma...
Annotum v1.0 Objective <ul><li>Develop a simple, robust, easy-to-use authoring system to create and edit scholarly article...
Annotum: goals for v1.0 <ul><li>Produce peer-reviewed journals online </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboratively create content in ...
Annotum: Project Approach <ul><li>Based on WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich network of designers, developers, and add-...
Timeline (original) Kickoff  Detailed Requirements  Complete  Beta VIP Migration Ongoing Walk-throughs  Mid-project Review...
Timeline (current) - Challenges Sprints 7 and 8: Editor and XML Output
Annotum 1.0: Q4 2011Launch <ul><li>Free hosted theme on WordPress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source theme for self-hosted ...
Demo
Use case – local collaboration <ul><li>A group of collaborators use a local installation to author and collaborate on a se...
Use case – online journal <ul><li>Submissions via XML import or authored on-site </li></ul><ul><li>Approved articles publi...
Annotum vision: a “knowledge ecosystem”
Thank you! <ul><li>Annotum is a product of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting by Crowd Favorite, with special thanks to Googl...
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The process of authoring, reviewing, and publishing scholarly articles remains an expensive, time-consuming process that can require significant up-front investment and technical expertise. Coupled with lengthy review processes this can create delays of up to a year before new scientific findings are published. Annotum, a new, open-source, open-access authoring publishing tool based on the WordPress content management system, builds on the earlier work of the Public Library of Science's Currents publication and provides an easy-to use alternative to existing publishing systems that supports very rapid expert review and professional online publishing.

Annotum is a production of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting provided by Crowd Favorite, and special thanks to: Google, PLoS, NIH/NLM/NCBI, and Automattic.

Annotum is free.

More information: http://annotum.wordpress.com

Download: http://github.com/Annotum/Annotum/downloads

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  • PLoS Currents Summary Benefits Very fast and cost-effective Flexible and easy to replicate Version control Certification - Reviewed by experts Registration – Articles are date-stamped and citable Dissemination - All content is open access Preservation - Archived at PubMed Central, Included in PubMed
  • Requirements: Feb 2011 Development Mar-Jun 2011 Beta Jul 2011 Launch Aug 2011
  • Annotum presentation for JATS-CON

    1. 1. An open-source scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress
    2. 2. New models of scholarly communication
    3. 3. PLoS Currents: Key features <ul><li>Registration: Articles are date-stamped and citable </li></ul><ul><li>Certification: Reviewed by expert researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination: All content is open access </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation: Archived at PubMed Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The key goal of  PLoS: Currents  is to accelerate scientific discovery by allowing researchers to share their latest findings and ideas immediately with the world's scientific and medical communities.” – Harold Varmis ( http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2009/08/a-new-website-for-the-rapid-sharing-of-influenza-research/ ) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. PLoS: Currents on knol.google.com
    5. 5. PLoS:Currents – review workflow <ul><li>1. Editor selects reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>2. Reviewers enter comments </li></ul>3. Approved content published to Knol and PubMed Central
    6. 6. PLoS:Currents limitations <ul><li>DTD/Structural conformance has been a challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual fixes to markup </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No import of existing content (compilations, re-use) </li></ul><ul><li>Single-source hosting – features, workflow, etc. cannot be brought in-house or modified </li></ul><ul><li>Limited output/formatting options </li></ul>
    7. 7. Annotum v1.0 Objective <ul><li>Develop a simple, robust, easy-to-use authoring system to create and edit scholarly articles using JATS* </li></ul><ul><li>*Actually, Kipling, a subset of the NLM Journal publishing DTD version 3.0, http ://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/ncbi/kipling/ </li></ul><ul><li>Out of scope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace all other print/online journals, tools, systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solve all issues with XML / JATS conformance </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Annotum: goals for v1.0 <ul><li>Produce peer-reviewed journals online </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboratively create content in the NLM DTD </li></ul><ul><li>Address key limitations of the Knol toolset: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DTD conformance (enforcement) and XML import/export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for rich designs and additional output formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide flexible hosting options via open source code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications should be inexpensive (or free) to host/export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System should require minimal technical skills to install, configure, operate, and maintain. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Annotum: Project Approach <ul><li>Based on WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich network of designers, developers, and add-on services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple to self-install and administer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stable, scalable, wide adoption – many millions of blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatives: too expensive, too proprietary, too limited or too complex (OJS, eXtyles, Drupal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authoring tools: tables, equations, citations, figures </li></ul><ul><li>Simple review workflow with pre- and post-review comments (public and non-public) </li></ul><ul><li>Robust presentation options: web, pdf, JATS XML </li></ul>
    10. 10. Timeline (original) Kickoff Detailed Requirements Complete Beta VIP Migration Ongoing Walk-throughs Mid-project Review Wrap-up Task Jan-11 Feb-11 Mar-11 Apr-11 May-11 Jun-11 Jul-11 Aug-11 Sep-11 Task 1: Setup Task 2: Requirements Task 3: Implementation (2-week sprints) Task 4: Launch Task 5: Support 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    11. 11. Timeline (current) - Challenges Sprints 7 and 8: Editor and XML Output
    12. 12. Annotum 1.0: Q4 2011Launch <ul><li>Free hosted theme on WordPress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source theme for self-hosted sites </li></ul><ul><li>Stand-alone local version </li></ul>
    13. 13. Demo
    14. 14. Use case – local collaboration <ul><li>A group of collaborators use a local installation to author and collaborate on a series of articles, which are then published on the web or printed (PDF) for distribution to their friends and colleagues </li></ul>
    15. 15. Use case – online journal <ul><li>Submissions via XML import or authored on-site </li></ul><ul><li>Approved articles published or exported </li></ul>
    16. 16. Annotum vision: a “knowledge ecosystem”
    17. 17. Thank you! <ul><li>Annotum is a product of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting by Crowd Favorite, with special thanks to Google, NIH/NLM/NCBI, WordPress.com, and PLoS. </li></ul><ul><li>Annotum is free. </li></ul><ul><li>Info: http://annotum.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Download: https://github.com/Annotum/Annotum/downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @annotum </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Leubsdorf, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>http://solvitor.com </li></ul>

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