This is a set of scripts which forms the central part of the conversion workflow in the Edition Open Access.
We currently accept and support manuscripts in two different formats: LaTeX and DocX (as used in Microsoft Word).
The LaTeX workflow
The LaTeX workflow is based on a reduced set of LaTeX commands which are defined in a preambel and help keeping the book production workflow consistent. A sample project is found at https://github.molgen.mpg.de/EditionOpenAccess/eoa_sample_project.
The PDF version is created directly with
For the creation of the other format, tralics is used to convert the TeX source to XML. The original DocBook output is enriched by various EOA-specific elements.
This intermediate XML file is subsequently used by three additional programs which turn it into TEI-XML, EPUB and Django-XML, respectively. The Django-XML format is ingested into the database of the EOA site where it will show up as an online publication.
The EPUB files can be put together to form an ebook. The script
data/misc/epub.sh performs the required steps.
The conversion to TEI is still work in progress.
The DocX workflow
This workflow is based on Microsoft Word documents which are created following the Guidelines of a template found at http://edition-open-access.de/media/support/files/EOA_Word_Template.docx. Currently, the webservice at http://www.tei-c.org/oxgarage/# is used to convert it into TEI P5.
Similar to the LaTeX workflow we require the authors to hand in their bibliographic references in a database format, such as BibTeX. The Word template explains in detail how citations should be entered.
fix_tei corrects some artifacts of the oxgarage
conversion and expands the shorthand codes for references and figures
to XML tags.
After that, a PDF document can be obtained by using an XSL script to create a LaTeX file, or the TEI file can be converted into the customized DocBook format from above workflow so that the existing tools can be used.
To install the whole toolchain, clone at least this repository as well
as the 'advanced' branch of
EOA sample project.
Follow the installation instructions in
biber (the version included
in your TeX distribution) and
xelatex two more times. This will give
you the PDF version of the document.
Next, comment line 9 in
EOASample.tex (the EOA preambel) and
uncomment line 10 (the XML preambel) and run
eoaconvert.py -f EOASample
If everything went well, you can also try and run
tralics2django.py tralics2epub.py tralics2tei.py
These scripts don't take any arguments and will produce output in the
See INSTALL.md for details.
- lxml (https://pypi.org/project/lxml/)
- bibtexparser (https://pypi.org/project/bibtexparser/)
- BeautifulSoup (https://pypi.org/project/bs4/)
- pandoc (https://pandoc.org/)
- pandoc-citeproc (https://hackage.haskell.org/package/pandoc-citeproc)