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Community call: Open source technology development for science communications and publishing

Users and developers of emerging technology for publishing are invited to share, learn and collaborate in an open call.
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New tools to enhance the efficiency of research communication and the potential for continued discovery are being developed at rigorous pace by teams in disparate corners of the world.

Technologies like Hypothesis, ReFigure, Lens and Jupyter notebooks are being used by a widening circle of researchers, readers and publishers who value fresh approaches to sharing and consuming new research. In parallel, new software is currently in development to improve authoring, the submission process and content discovery. And APIs and services are emerging that provide access to data that may be useful for solving persistent problems in this domain, including research evaluation.

In this community call, at 11am New York | 4pm London on June 28, 2018, we invite the developers and the users of technology for science communications and publishing from all corners to join in and share projects that are underway, learn more about what others are up to and how they’ve solved tricky problems, and consider where collaboration can contribute to the path forward.

The agenda is open to anyone who would like to present, in five minutes or less, an open source project that:

  • Has relevance to research communication, from sharing and discovery to reading and evaluation
  • And has recently been released or significantly updated, or is in active development

We also welcome participants who wish to present a specific key question they’d like the group to feed back on. Ask not what you can do for the others on the call, but what the others can do for you.

Contributors may put themselves forward on the open agenda.

  1. Register to attend

The call in February brought together developers, publishers, librarians and other individuals and organisations interested in progressing the open source software solutions in this space.

eLife participates in a consortium of collaborations that facilitate better communication and coordination of open source innovations for scholarly communication. Groups involved in this effort are also Coko, Mozilla Science, OpenCon and Code for Science. A different group hosts a call each month.

We welcome comments, questions and feedback. Please annotate publicly on the article or contact us at innovation [at] elifesciences [dot] org.

Do you have an idea or innovation to share? Send a short outline for a Labs blogpost to innovation [at] elifesciences [dot] org.

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