You may be interested in a book the Coko Foundation just published, which literally
tells you how to design and build a publishing platform.
From Adam Hyde (who was speaker at the last DPUB Summit in Berlin):
“We are trying to remove all the mystique and give straight forward
advice on how to think about workflow, design your publishing platform,
and then build it. Many orgs have become lost in this process over the
years and there is no place for shared learnings and dialog about how to
approach this problem – until now.
There are blog posts about it here:
— Update —
Pubsweet is now hosted on a dedicated website.