Presentation on theme: "RIOJA APIs and Demos Antony Lewis Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge"— Presentation transcript:
RIOJA APIs and Demos Antony Lewis Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
Technical Objectives Develop open API for communication between repositories and journals (AL) Develop software for hosting overlaid journals using the API (outsourced to MetaOme in Bangalore, overseen by AL) Demonstrate journal software using API implemented on arXiv.org repository (arXiv API implementation by Simeon Warner) Develop version of ePrints repository software for to make complete open source package for any subject area (still in progress by MetaOme) Software development costs ~ £ AL time + OJS-developed Latex plugin ~ £200 + web hosting ~ £200/year
RIOJA APIs Repository Journal API Paper metadata Author authentication Publication status Integrated submission
Specific issues Paper version tracking - only a specific version of the paper on the repository will be published Science-specific issues like handling of equations Options for publication of referee reports and open comments
Journal Software Based on Open Journal Systems (OJS) Submission via repository ID Continuous publication and simplifications (no issues, print version, subscriptions..) Modifications for easier workflow management (keywords) Open Source RIOJA version available at Flash submission demo available at Editorial/Referee system demo on request.
Conclusions Software and API infrastructure now mostly in place - academics who want to run journals covering costs themselves can do so Make any number of journals based on any number of repositories in any subject areas Aim to have suite of open source software for easily setting up repositories and journals Some work still to do - support for metadata with equations, latex display, referee report publication, options for different ways of handling copyediting Then just need some good editors and a small amount money… Test site: Source code and information: API specification:http://cosmologist.info/xml/APIs.html Volunteers to help testing very welcome!