Lemon8-XML is a web-based application designed to make it easier for non-technical editors and authors to convert scholarly papers from typical word-processor editing formats such as MS-Word .DOC and OpenOffice .ODT, into XML-based publishing layout formats. It provides the ability to edit document metadata such as the list of authors, as well as robust citation editing, checking and correction.
Lemon8-XML is being developed as part of PKP's efforts to ensure that the latest web-based technologies are directed toward simultaneously decreasing the cost and effort of electronic publishing, as well as improving the quality and reach of scholarly communication. Lemon8-XML was originally developed as a standalone system to serve publishing processes more generally, as well as complement the workflow of Open Journal Systems. However current development is focused on refactoring Lemon8-XML as part of the PKP Web Application Library. More information on this effort can be seen on the Lemon8-XML Roadmap.
Much of the work involved in Lemon8 has been developed from years of journal publishing experience, and continues to draw upon the knowledge of numerous partner journals and electronic publishers. The idea for Lemon8-XML arose out of the very innovative work undertaken by Gunther Eysenbach, MJ Suhonos, Juan Alperin, Alf Eaton and others at the e-publishing and open access research group at the CGEI in Toronto, funded by the Journal of Medical Internet Research. (Long may they run.)
We also provide a free online support forum where you can post any questions that you may have.
Additional information about Lemon8-XML is available here: