Publishing

Ghost is a free, open source publishing platform. Also available as a hosted service for a monthly subscription cost.

Code license: Open source, MIT License
Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

GitHub is a web-based repository service which offers the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of GIT with a graphical user interface, desktop, and mobile integration. It also provides collaboration tools such as access control, wikis, task management, code review, bug tracking, and feature requests. It offers free accounts, often used to host opensource software projects, and private (paid) repositories.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Global Translator automatically translates WordPress sites into a variety of user-chosen languages, using one of four translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babel Fish, Promt, FreeTranslations).

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Nov 2014

Google Scholar Citations lets you track citations to your publications, check who is citing your publications, graph your citations over time, compute citation metrics, and view publications by colleagues.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

Integrated Content Environment (ICE) was an open source project of the Learning Resources Development (LRD) unit at the University of Southern Queensland. The content management system allowed users to convert content authored in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer into self-contained course websites using the IMS format.

The ICE authoring environment enabled:

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 11 Nov 2014

iShowU is publishing and recording software for Mac. It enables you to record audio and video on your screen, capture full screen shots, and program recording settings.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 3 Nov 2014

Web-based service to keep track of the status of your writing submissions

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Jing allows you to take screenshots, record screencasts, and instantly share information. Jing is the low end of a suite of screen capture products. SnagIt provides a few extra features (such as saving videos in formats other than SWF) for a small fee. Camtasia is at the high end, with full video editing capabilities.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS), enabling users to build websites and applications.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v2
Last updated: 11 Nov 2014

The LC Newspaper Viewer is an open-source web application that understands how to model newspaper data created according to a set of technical guidelines, with the goal of publishing an online archive like Chronicling America.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 3 Nov 2014

A simple and easy tool for creating EPUB, MOBI, and other ebook formats.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 8 Oct 2014

LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, with features characteristic of both blogging and social networking platforms. The site is longstanding, originally established in 1999 as a blogging platform and online community built around personal journals. Today comprises more than 50 million journals, with topical focuses such as politics, entertainment, fashion, literature, and design.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 20 Sep 2014

Open Attribute is a suite of tools that makes it simple for anyone to copy and paste the correct attribution for any CC licensed work. These tools will query the metadata around a CC-licensed object and produce a properly formatted attribution that users can copy and paste wherever they need to.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2014

Open Conference Systems (OCS) is a free Web publishing tool that can create a complete Web presence for scholarly conferences. It is a highly flexible management and publishing system that can be downloaded for free and installed on a local Web server. It has been designed to reduce the time and energy devoted to the clerical and managerial tasks associated with managing a conference, while improving the record-keeping and efficiency of editorial processes.

Last updated: 1 Nov 2014

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system. Public Knowledge Project (the sponsor of OJS) is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing

Code license: GNU GPL
Last updated: 4 Nov 2014

OpenETD is an open source, web-based software application for managing the submission, approval, and distribution of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 15 Oct 2014

Open peer review tool for items in Mendeley. Offers a method to monitor all feedback on scientific work for authors and allows others to review work. A watchlist feed keeps track of mentions and reviews of papers you're interested in.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

Participad is a WordPress plugin that allows multiple people to edit the same WP content at the same time. Powered by Etherpad Lite, Participad gives you: notepads for collaborative notetaking; synchronous authoring of any content in the WordPress Dashboard; front-end editing. You can download it from the WordPress plugin repository.

Participad has three modules:

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL v3
Last updated: 2 Nov 2014

NOTE: this platform is closing down on April 30, 2013 and will no longer be available.

Posterous Spaces is an online sharing platform where users can publish content via a web interface, by email, or by using a mobile app.

Last updated: 6 Nov 2014

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