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Function: Authoring / Editing

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Technologies providing this function
Name Adoption Readiness Status Governance Business Form
dokieli dokieli is a general-purpose client-side tool for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions based on open Web standards and best practices. dokieli positions itself in a decentralised and interoperable information space where researchers can exercise their autonomy by controlling their identifiers and identities whilst fulfilling the core functions of scientific communication (registration, awareness, certification, archiving).
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Not Classified
Fidus Writer Fidus Writer is a web-based, collaborative editor made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. Fidus Writer offers a visual editing interface, real-time editing collaboration, a commenting/review workflow system, and a variety of export formats. Fidus provides hosting and styled templates for a monthly fee.
Not Classified TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Libero Producer Libero Editor is the first of three journal publishing modules developed by eLife. Libero Editor is based on Substance.io's Texture editor which provides a visual, browser-based JATS XML editing and viewing interface.
Single TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Open Monograph Press Open Monograph Press (OMP) is a book-oriented workflow manager and online publishing platform. Developed by the Public Knowledge Project, it shares its codebase with Open Journal Systems. OMP can handle monographs and edited volumes with multiple authors, as well as manage author submissions, editor assignments, reviewers, indexers, and others in book production. OMP is one of very few open-source tools that produce the trade-industry standard ONIX metadata. Its public-facing side can feature thumbnail covers in a vatalog view, as well as Spotlight marketing features.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Pressbooks Pressbooks is a web-based book editing and production system that exports in multiple formats: ebooks, webbooks, print-ready PDF, and various XML types. The system is built on top of Wordpress, but makes significant changes to the admin interface, presentation layer, and export routines to for web, ebook, and print formats. Pressbooks is widely used in the open textbook and open educational resouces community.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
ProseMirror ProseMirror is a JavaScript framework to develop visual text editors online. It can support collaborative editing in real time. It has a modular architecture that makes sure users only load the code they need, and can replace parts of the system as needed. ProseMirror supports extensible document schemas that allow users to edit documents with a custom structure without writing their own editor from scratch. It has a plugin system that allows users to easily enable additional functionality, and package their own extensions in a convenient format. Prosemirror is used by several major online news sources (NYTimes, Guardian), as well as inside tools like PubPub and Coko Foundation's Wax editor.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Individual Maintainer
Scalar Scalar is a multimedia authoring and publishing platform developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at University of Southern California. Scalar is designed for long-form, digital native scholarly research. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with text in a variety of ways with minimal technical expertise required. The platform also supports collaborative authoring workflows and reader commentary.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Shiny Shiny is an authoring and editorial development software developed by RStudio. It allows users to interact with web-based interactive applications that contain data and analysis using R. Shiny can create standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown documents or build dashboards. Shiny requires only a R installation and a web browser.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Commercial Vendor
Stencila Stencila is an authoring and editorial development software developed by Code for Science & Society. It provides an integrated word processor, coding (R, Python, and SQL), and spreadsheet interface in the browser, and the resulting interactive document (using the same file format used by the Texture editor, with which Stencila shares code) is shareable and publishable. Stencila's "Converters" module is a Pandoc-based collection of import and export routines. eLife's "Reproducable Document Stack" initiative is based on Stencila.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Commercial Vendor
Texture Texture is an XML-based authoring and editing tool developed by the Substance Consortium, which includes PKP and eLife. Texture is a visual editor that natively produces a subset of JATS XML (inspired by JATS4R), which it encapsulates along with media and dependencies in its DAR file format. Texture offers a user-friendly editing XML interface, and can be integrated into other tools, such as OJS. eLife's Libero Producer is based on Texture, as is Stencila.
Limited TR9 Unsupported Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Vega Vega is a media-rich authoring and editorial development platform hosted at Wayne State University Libraries. It offers a range of features and workflows to create, review, and share data, media, and text. Its ability to include information in a variety of representations (text, image, sound) makes it easier to communicate scholarly information to different audiences. Vega also supports typical academic publishing processes and gives users control over editorial and peer review workflows.
Not Classified TR3 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Editoria Editoria is an open-source authoring, editing, and workflow system initially developed by Coko in partnership with the Editoria community underwritten by fiscal sponsor Aspiration Tech and funded by the Mellon Foundation. Editoria is a web-based tool for producing scholarly monographs in both print and ebook forms. Coko's PubSweet framework and Wax editor are underlying technologies in Editoria. Paged.js is available as a print production pathway, as are other format outputs.
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Lodel Lodel is the journal publishing software for the French OpenEdition publishing platform. It provides content management and import/conversion to bring word processor documents into an XML-based article production environment.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Rebus Ink Rebus Ink is a web-based digital reading application built to help scholars construct arguments. It's a personal, online workspace that lets you do more with digital texts, focusing on scholarly reading and research, note-taking, citations, and collections management. Rebus Ink is built on open principles: open source, open web, open APIs, with a focus on user-data portability and privacy.
Single TR3 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Wax Wax is a web-based word processor developed by Coko. It is the styling/formatting interface in use within Editoria, and the manuscript annotation and presentation portal in use in PubSweet platforms such as eLife's Libero Reviewer, and Hindawi's Phenom. Editoria provides context-sensitive tagging and formatting and a track-changes workflow, as well as many features driven by the needs of university press workflows. The initial version of Wax was based on the Substance.io library (as with Texture); Wax 2 is based on the ProseMirror library.
Not Classified TR3 Actively Maintained Community (ad-hoc) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
PubPub PubPub is an online authoring and publishing platform developed by MIT Press and the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. It supports community-based collaborative drafting, review, and publication of scholarly work "using an integrated and iterative process." It supports journals, books, lab communications and events. PubPub is designed to be centrally hosted, and PubPub provides publishing services as part of a tiered-price hosting package. See also community forum: https://github.com/pubpub/pubpub/discussions
Limited TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Jupyter Notebook Jupyter Notebook is a web-based notebook environment for interactive computing, part of the mutifacted Project Jupyter (formerly iPython) which seeks to provide an open platform and toolkit for interactive and reproducible computing. It is a browser-based application that facilitates creation and sharing of documents that contain live code (over 40 programming languages), equations, visualizations, and narrative text.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Manifold Scholarship Manifold is a collaborative, web-based scholarly publishing system designed by the University of Minnesota Press and the CUNY Graduate Center. Manifold provides a dynamic approach to publishing book-length works capable of gathering commentary, annotation, and revisions within the publication. Built to publish long-form digital monographs, Manifold is also used in service of open educational resources, journals, and collaborative scholarly projects. Tt is currently used by twenty-eight publishers, including the University of Minnesota Press, the City University of New York, and the University of Arizona Press, as well as digital humanities centers and teaching and learning centers.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Not Classified Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)
Open Journal Systems Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals.
Significant TR9 Actively Maintained Community (formal) Fiscal Sponsorship (Academic Institution)