Our Partners & Projects

The Coko community includes innovative organizations, publishers, and projects working together to move an open source infrastructure for publishing from vision to reality.


  • Publishing important research across all areas of the life and biomedical sciences, eLife helps scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages & recognises the most responsible behaviours in science. eLife invests in innovation through open-source tool development to accelerate research communication and discovery.

  • With a portfolio of over 300 journals across all areas of Science and Medicine, Hindawi Limited is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, open access journals. Hindawi believes in open scholarly communication & strives to enable the widest possible access to research while preserving robust publishing standards and editorial integrity.

  • University of California Press champions work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, UC Press collaborates with scholars, librarians, authors, & students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

  • Working in collaboration with the UC libraries and other partners, the California Digital Library provides services such as digital curation, scholarly publishing, archiving and preservation to support research throughout the information lifecycle. Using innovative technology the CDL connects content and communities to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

  • WormBase is an international consortium of biologists and computer scientists dedicated to providing the research community with accurate, current, accessible information concerning the genetics, genomics and biology of C. elegans and related nematodes.

  • PKP is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.


  • Dat is a nonprofit-backed community & open protocol for building apps of the future. The Dat Project imagines a web of commons created by global communities on open and secure protocols. The Dat Protocol prioritizes user security and privacy. Applications using Dat get encrypted transfer, private data sharing, and content verification built-in.

  • An open source JavaScript library for web-based content editing, Substance provides building blocks for realizing custom text editors & publishing systems. Features include custom document models, HTML/XML import & export, custom HTML rendering, and collaborative editing. Substance documents are manipulated through operations that can be undone, redone and transformed to support concurrent collaborative editing.

  • Stencila is an open source platform for creating data-driven documents. Stencila Stencils are like traditional templates for embedding data analysis & presentation code but designed to facilitate WYSIWYG editing. Stencila Sheets are similar to traditional spreadsheets but with cells expressed in the host language & with characteristics that fit modern software practices.

  • ScienceFair

    ScienceFair is an Open Source desktop science library that provides researchers tools to access & consume science using peer-to-peer technology. ScienceFair includes instant multi-source search; a science-focused article reading interface using eLife Lens; live-updating cryptographically secured peer-to-peer distributed datasources, & data mining within its interface.