• The Overleaf Insider - Issue 4

    Posted by Mary Anne on June 5, 2015

    All the latest news and updates from Overleaf, including our new feature releases, new partnerships and upcoming events.

    Issue 4, June 2015

    Happening Now

    What a great night! Our fifth #FuturePub was held at The Driver on May 19th, 2015 as a part of this year's #PintOfScience festival. We saw six fantastic speakers give six lightning demos sparking plenty of discussion over drinks afterwards. Read more about the event and presentations.

    Aries Systems and Overleaf Partner To Allow Authors To Directly Submit Manuscripts To Thousands of Journals

    Overleaf is happy to announce an integration partnership with Aries Systems, a solutions provider for scholarly publishers. Once implemented, this new agreement between Aries Systems and Overleaf will allow authors to directly submit manuscripts created in the Overleaf platform to the thousands of scholarly journals that use Editorial Manager Ingest Service for online submission and peer review.
     
    This new partnership between Aries Systems and Overleaf will simplify the submission process for authors while helping journals capture structured manuscript metadata and correctly compiled LaTeX files.

    Read more about this exciting new partnership.

    Launch of PeerJ Computer Science Journal

    Given the longstanding popularity of LaTeX in the computer science community, we were very excited here at Overleaf to see the launch of the new PeerJ Computer Science journal in May.

    To celebrate, we're delighted to announce that we have once again partnered with PeerJ to provide a special offer for authors publishing to their journals. 

    Anyone signing up for an annual Overleaf Pro or Pro+ account is entitled to a special discount at PeerJ; they'll waive their $40 post-acceptance fee on any of their paid plans - meaning you pay the same fee whether your article is at pre- or post-acceptance stage. 

    Alternatively, if you sign up for a PeerJ plan you'll get three months free of Overleaf Pro+ on us - it's as simple as that. 

    If you haven't already heard about it, PeerJ is the award winning academic open access journal serving the Biological and Medical sciences. It is fast, prestigious and beautiful, and PeerJ Computer Science is their new open access journal covering all subject areas in computer science. 

    Current holders of an annual Overleaf Pro / Pro+ plan can also take advantage of this offer - simply log on and activate here

     

    You can read more about this special promotion and how to submit your papers from Overleaf to PeerJ here.

    An Interview Series with Overleaf Co-Founder Dr. John Hammersley

    In a series of four interviews for Editage Insights, Overleaf co-founder Dr. John Hammersley talks with Donald Samulack, President of US operations for Editage, on the topic of collaborative writing and publishing in the context of science and research. You can check out those interviews here.
    Editage Insights is a comprehensive multilingual learning and discussion platform through which researchers, authors, publishers and academic societies globally can learn about all aspects of scholarly publishing, stay updated about the latest trends in publishing, share opinions, and seek and receive expert advice.

    Technical Help & Updates

    New Template with Word Count Built In

    Check out this new template created by Nicholas Reith (one of our TeXperts), it has, among other things, a handy word-count built in!

    It's a general article template which aims to serve as an advanced, feature-filled, place-holder template during the drafting and submission process.

    Nicely done Nicholas! Check it out.

    Why does my document get stuck with a 'Loading, Please wait" message?

    When accessing Overleaf from a new network (e.g. at work or university) or device (e.g. your new iPad!), things can sometimes get stuck. To help, we've put together a short list of things to try if a document does not load in a timely manner.

    New Templates and Submission Links

    The Optical Society of America

    Overleaf is happy to announce a new journal template from The Optical Society of America - Optics Letters.

    Overleaf users will now be able to write in the correct template and format to publish in the Optics Letters journal. Once the document is complete, the user can submit to the journal using the submission link at the top of the template page.

    Optics Letters offers rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. 


    Check out the template.

    The Genetics Society of America
    Overleaf is pleased to have a new Genetics Society of America template on our platform. You can now open and write in the G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics template. Once complete you can submit directly to the journal via the journal submission link in the platform menu bar. Check out the G3 template.

    Visit Overleaf at these events


    ALA Annual Conference June 25-30 San Francisco, CA
    PKP Conference Aug 11-15 Vancouver, BC
    ALPSP Sept 9-11 London, UK
    OASPA - Open Access Scholarly Pub Assoc Sept 15-17 Amsterdam
    Frankfurt Bookfair Oct 14-18 Frankfurt
    Charleston Library Conference Nov 4-7 Charleston, SC