Typademic, an academic publishing pipeline

Mähr, Moritz. (2018). Typademic, collaborative academic publishing. 10.3929/ethz-b-000311815. How humanities scholars collaborate today?

Most humanities scholars use e-mail and Word documents (with track changes). This generally leads to comically colored documents, funny file names, mislabeled images, time-consuming text merges, and awful-looking layouts.

How humanities scholars should collaborate!

With the simple Markdown text format and Git version control software, you will

– focus on the writing process (type setting and text production are strictly separated)
– separately edit text and data (figures, tables, etc.)
– divide tasks, define roles and track progress
– work simultaneously on a common project (online and offline)


If you want to self-publish, use Typademic to turn Markdown text, images and Bibtex references into professionally typed articles, reports or books (PDF). Choose from different templates, hundreds of fonts or design with LaTeX according to your own wishes.

Typademic is an open source web-based graphical user interface for Pandoc, LaTeX and Google Fonts developed and maintained by Moritz Mähr.




Substance is a JavaScript library for web-based content editing. It provides building blocks for realizing custom text editors and web-based publishing systems.


ProseMirror, toolkit for building rich-text editors

A toolkit for building rich-text editors on the web.

An ideal content editor produces structured, semantically meaningful documents, but does so in a way that is easy for users to understand. ProseMirror tries to bridge the gap between Markdown text editing and classical WYSIWYG editors.

It does this by implementing a WYSIWYG-style editing interface for documents more constrained and structured than plain HTML. You can customize the shape and structure of the documents your editor creates, and tailor them to your application’s needs.