Annotum Scholarly Publishing Platform


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  • H1N1
  • H1N1
  • Review Process/Workflow Prescreen by Editors Submission sent to Board of Reviewers. Does the work contain any obvious methodological, ethical or legal problems?
  • 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 Scholarly Publishing Platform

    1. 1. Annotum An open-source scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress
    2. 2. New models of scholarly communication
    3. 3. New models of scholarly communication
    4. 4. PLoS Currents: Key features <ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles are date-stamped and citable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed by expert researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All content is open access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archived at PubMed Central </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5.
    6. 6. Knol authoring features
    7. 7. PLoS:Currents – review workflow
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. PLoS:Currents limitations <ul><li>DTD/Structural conformance has been a challenge </li></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>
    10. 10. Annotum: goals for v1.0 <ul><li>Replicate the basic Knol / PLoS:Currents feature set </li></ul><ul><li>Address limitations of Knol toolset </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DTD conformance (enforcement) and import/export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for rich designs and additional output formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide flexible hosting options via open source code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Out of scope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace all print/online journals, tools, systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solve all issues raised at #beyondthepdf </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Annotum: v1.0 key features <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><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>“ Beautiful” templates for presentation (web, pdf, txt) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Round-trip” import and export via NLM XML </li></ul>
    12. 12. Timeline (tentative) 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
    13. 13. Annotum: issues for v1.0 and beyond <ul><li>Who defines document structure? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A human must be involved – author, editor, or repository owner. Annotum asks the author/submitter to do this. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What workflow/review models are needed beyond PLoS:Currents quick-review use case? </li></ul><ul><li>Support for new data formats and elements? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Thank you! <ul><li>Many thanks to: Google/Knol, PLoS, NIH/NLM/NCBI,, Crowd Favorite </li></ul><ul><li>Carl Leubsdorf, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Special thanks to Mark Patterson, PLoS for several slides used in this presentation. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Appendix
    16. 16. WordPress supports rich designs vs.
    17. 17. Use case – small group <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>
    18. 18. 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>
    19. 19. Annotum vision: a “knowledge ecosystem”