Preprint Service with Open Review

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Bruce Caron

The initial prototype will be built by extending WordPress (,, an open-source content-management system with a flexible architecture and support from a wide community of users and developers. We will likely make use of code from Annotum (,, the WordPress-based journal-publishing system used to publish PLoS Currents. Another useful reference system is CommentPress (,, which is also WordPress-based and allows fine-grained commenting on documents. Stack Exchange (, will serve as a model for voting and reputation, but their source code is not currently available. In order to ensure performance while avoiding additional development burden, we will employ a content-distribution network such as Amazon CloudFront (,, which is supported by several WordPress plugins.