PLOS has launched a new journal based on the open source platform annotum: PLOS Currents | Disasters

PLOS has launched a new journal based on the open source platform annotum: PLOS Currents | Disasters

 

PLOS has launched a new journal based on the open source platform 

annotum:

 

 

annotum is built on wordpress, and offers a variety of built-for-the- 

web publishing affordances.  (not much yet on peer review, but it could 

be coupled with other tools).

 

 

"PLoS Currents is a new publication that aims to minimize the delay 

between the generation and publication of new research. The content is 

peer-reviewed, citable, publicly archived, and included in PubMed. By 

facilitating and accelerating the sharing of new findings and ideas, we 

hope that PLoS Currents will accelerate the research cycle itself.

 

"Authors use the Annotum publishing platform to create their submission, 

and are in complete control of the appearance of their article. With 

PLoS Currents, submission to publication can take place in a matter of 

days and there are no publication fees."

 

 

"Project Objectives

 

Develop a simple, robust, easy-to-use authoring system to create and 

edit scholarly articles

 

Deliver an editorial review and publishing system that can be used to 

submit, review, and publish scholarly articles

 

"Project Approach

 

Modern platforms such as WordPress provide a model for a successful 

eJournal authoring platform – WordPress is extremely simple to set up 

and run, with rich, user-friendly web-based editing controls and 

easily-extended functionality using plugins. The WordPress platform not 

only provides free and open access to source code, with a diverse and 

productive ‘ecosystem’ of developers for themes, plugins, and 

extensions, but also numerous cheap or free hosting opportunities for 

technical and non-technical users alike."

 

1 comment

Anonymous (not verified)

what is open source? Can somebody please explain? Thanks

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