New partnership between Overleaf and The Genetics Society of America (GSA)

By Mary Anne Baynes
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Overleaf is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Genetics Society of America (GSA). Through this partnership, authors submitting to GSA’s GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics journals will soon have access to the award winning Overleaf collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool. They will be able to quickly and easily write articles in a customized journal template and collaborate on those articles with colleagues.

Tracey DePellegrin, Executive Editor of GENETICS & G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics says

“As genetics continues to become more interdisciplinary, we are publishing an increasing number of articles in population & evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics, and complex traits from authors with computational or mathematical backgrounds who prefer to use LaTeX. These communities are very important to us. In fact, our longtime community of population and evolutionary genetics authors, themselves cutting edge, have been asking for a solution/tool/platform like this for years.”

“It’s exciting to work with Overleaf to provide our authors with this innovative, faster and simpler LaTeX writing, reviewing and submission tool. Overleaf has helped us to add value to our journals, improving our LaTeX submission process for both authors, and our editorial office/team.”

Custom GSA journal templates will be available to help authors write and publish their work in the correct journal format. The partnership allows GSA Journal authors to access the Overleaf scientific writing service directly using links from the GENETICS and G3 manuscript submission sites. Once the author has completed writing and collaborating on a document, they will be able to submit directly to the GENETICS or G3 journals using a link from Overleaf.

John Hammersley, Founder and CEO of Overleaf says:

“As an interdisciplinary scientist myself, and seeing the recent innovations and rate of progress in fields such as computational biology, I'm hugely excited for Overleaf to be able to support the GSA and their authors through this new partnership.”

Full launch of the templates and submission links will be available in March 2015.

If you would like more information on setting up an Overleaf partnership for your organization, contact Mary Anne Baynes today.

About The Genetics Society of America

Founded in 1931, The Genetics Society of America (GSA), is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Our members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level.

GSA has approximately 5,000 individual members from all 50 states and nearly 50 countries around the world. They work at colleges and universities, government and private research institutes, medical schools, corporate and industrial settings, and other institutions. GSA is deeply committed to fostering the next generation of geneticists, and nearly half of the membership are postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Visit and follow @GeneticsGSA on Twitter.

About Overleaf

Founded in 2012 as WriteLaTeX and now a portfolio company of Digital Science, the newly relaunched Overleaf has grown rapidly to become an innovative provider of scholarly writing tools. With over 170,000 users worldwide, Overleaf makes the power of professional typesetting immediately accessible to all scientists and technical writers at all stages of their career.

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.

Visit and follow @Overleaf on Twitter.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Whether at the bench or in a research setting, their range of products help to simplify workflows and change the way science is done. Their portfolio brands also include Altmetric, Labguru, Figshare, ReadCube, ÜberResearch, BioRAFT and Symplectic. Digital Science is a business division of Macmillan Science and Education.

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Mary Anne Baynes


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