eLife introduces Continuum, a new open-source tool for publishing | eLife
peter.suber's bookmarks 2016-04-14
"Until recently, the eLife journal has been hosted by Highwire Press, who helped us to build and launch the journal website under a very tight schedule in 2012. However, to fully explore how we might bring science to life in a digital environment, we need to have as much control as possible over the tools that we use. So, last year, we made the decision to build our own publishing platform: eLife Continuum....Having made the decision to build our own platform, and having put these things in place, we switched to eLife Continuum last February. The transition went extremely smoothly and people outside of eLife noticed no change whatsoever; the mark of a really great transition....We will open-source eLife Continuum over the Summer. When we release the code publicly, we will make available some of the more technical details of how the system is put together, and we will welcome suggestions for improvement, or feature requests...."