Kotahi is a modern scholarly publishing platform capable of supporting multiple end-to-end publishing workflows. Below are some of the systems highlights. For more detail see the features page.


Kotahi means 'unified' in Māori (we are grateful to iwi for allowing us to use the term). Be part of the Kotahi movement - join the community conversation to improve how research is shared and explore exciting new ways of publishing.

Multiple Workflows

Kotahi supports multiple workflows including Journal workflows, PRC (Publish, Review, Curate) and the submission, peer review and publishing of everything from funding proposals, micropubs, and more!

Design your own review process!

Create the open, blind, double blind review process of your choice. Choose if reviewers have individual reviews or can collaborate on a shared review.

Edit articles in Kotahi

Edit or author articles in the browser! Kotahi uses the state of the art Wax web-based word processor. Track Changes, annotations, math, images, captions, grammar checks etc all supported!

Push Button Creation of JATS

Export a manuscript as a valid Journal Article Tagging Suite (JATS) XML file. You don't need any specialised knowledge of XML or JATS to take advantage of this feature. Cut your production costs down dramatically!

Push Button PDF and HTML Creation

Export beautiful PDF and HTML at the push of a button. We can help you cut your production costs to zero.

Realtime updates and chat

Kotahi is built to get the best from web collaboration and supports realtime notifications, chat, synchronized updates and more!

Copyedit your articles in Kotahi

Edit content using the inbuilt browser-based word processor. Additional features, such as inline comments and track changes make it easy to follow and discuss changes. Addtionally the inbuilt word processor can integrate with copyediting tools such as Grammerly.

Manage all metadata in Kotahi

Use the inbrowser form builder to design your own submission forms to capture and manage metadata.

Eliminate the need to continually upload and download documents

Kotahi supports a single source publishing workflow where all stakeholders are able to access the same manuscript in content creation (peer review, editing etc.) and production (copyediting, semantic tagging etc.). No need to upload and download, email and ftp files all over the place and juggle disparate versions.


Versioning is supported so you can easily check changes to a modified manuscript.

Host anywhere

Host Kotahi in your own organisation to protect your data, or host it with a third party hosting provider. The choice is yours!

Ready to Integrate

Integrate with other publishing systems. Kotahi has a full featured API and various adapters are available for DB integrations.

Open Source

Open Source means you own it forever. No license costs. No vendor lock in. Yours, forever.

Built for innovation

Kotahi is ready for your innovations and purposely designed to be a highly modular and extensible system. The Kotahi community welcomes innovators!

Communicate with authors from within Kotahi

Use the live chat function to communicate with authors or collaborate as an editorial team.