Overleaf collaborates with Editage® to offer its authors publication-ready language editing services
London, January 26, 2015 – Editage, a leading provider of editorial and publication support services for the global research community and the flagship brand of Cactus Communications, and Overleaf, a rapidly growing online collaborative writing and publishing platform by WriteLaTeX, have entered into an agreement to allow Overleaf authors to directly transfer manuscripts to Editage for its entire range of language editing services.
Overleaf is fast becoming the leading provider of tools for writing scholarly papers in an online collaborative academic world. With over two million scientific papers published every year, and with most of the world’s largest technical and medical innovations beginning with a scientific paper, there is an ever-growing demand for efficient and effective ways to create and collaborate on scientific papers. Editing and language polishing often constitute the last leg of the scientific publication process. This relationship ensures Overleaf users the support they need in the form of comprehensive manuscript editing and publication support services from Editage during the final stages before journal submission. Access to Editage and its global editorial network guarantees authors the support they need to develop a well-written manuscript ready for publication.
Speaking on the relationship, John Hammersley, Co-Founder and CEO of Overleaf, said:
“Overleaf is being used by a diverse range of authors worldwide to write their research papers, books, project reports and more – since we launched we’ve compiled over 1.5 billion pages of documents. By providing links to editorial and publication support services such as those offered by Editage alongside our direct journal submission links, we can streamline the process to publication and make it easier for authors to submit their manuscripts to the destination of their choice.”
Donald Samulack, President, US Operations at Editage, remarked:
“We realized very early in our relationship with Overleaf that collaboration between Editage and Overleaf could be of great value to Overleaf users by pairing the manuscript writing experience with professional editorial support. Together with leading innovators like Overleaf, we strive to contribute value in the ever-expanding publishing ecosystem.”
About Cactus Communications and Editage
Cactus Communications (CACTUS) is a leading global scientific communications company with offices in the US, Japan, India, South Korea, and China. Editage is the flagship brand of CACTUS, recognized worldwide in publishing and academic communities. As a pioneer in everything we do, our goal at Editage is to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, to bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and to accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. To this end, we partner with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide and leverage the expertise of our 1,400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications. All of these elements, together, have supported the growth of CACTUS to become a strong and stable industry leader. Editage – helping you get closer to your authors and helping authors get published.
Founded in 2012 as WriteLaTeX, the newly relaunched Overleaf has grown rapidly to become an innovative provider of scholarly writing tools, with over 150,000 users worldwide and over two million projects created to date. Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.
Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing, to review, to publication. In July 2014, Overleaf was crowned Innovative Internet Business of 2014 at the Nominet Internet Awards held in London, representing the pinnacle of online innovation in the UK.
About Digital Science
Digital Science is a global technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Its mission is to fuel scientific discovery with software that makes research simpler. Whether at the bench or in a research setting, their range of products help at every stage of the research cycle and change the way science is done. Its portfolio brands include Altmetric, Labguru, Figshare, Overleaf, ReadCube, ÜberResearch, BioRAFT and Symplectic. Digital Science is a business division of Macmillan Science and Education.