Boom! Overleaf is Highly Commended for Innovation in Publishing at #alpsp15

By John Hammersley
A very happy Overleaf team alpsp15

What a great way to kick off the new academic year! Last night at the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing in London, Overleaf was highly commended by the judging panel for our work in making lives easier for authors, editors and reviewers in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication.

"Overleaf is a collaborative cloud based tool which makes the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific papers faster and easier. It enables researchers and academics to collaborate more easily; it offers valuable time and cost savings for both the researcher and publisher."

ALPSP Awards Judging Panel

My co-founder an I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the awards to receive this on behalf of our excellent team who've done an amazing job in building, scaling and developing Overleaf over the past two and a half years. It's a privilege to work with such great people, and exciting to see the level of innovation that's being embraced by the publishing industry all around. Here's to exciting times ahead!

Overleaf co-founders John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller receive the award at alpsp15

Huge congratulations too to fellow Highly Commended recipient JSTOR Daily and the overall winner Kudos. You can read the full announcement about the awards and find out more about the winners and all the shortlisted entries on the ALPSP website.

About the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability.

Visit the ALPSP website to read the full announcement.

About Overleaf

Founded in 2012, Overleaf is a cloud-based academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission.

By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. With over 250,000 registered users, Overleaf has been growing rapidly since its launch, mainly through the grassroots movement that has formed around the platform.

Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from Overleaf. Publishers are partnering with Overleaf to streamline their workflows, and our institutional version makes Overleaf available across campus.

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. Overleaf is supported by Digital Science, Bethnal Green Ventures, and our two fantastic angel investors.

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John Hammersley

Co-founder, CEO

Mathematician; physicist; dancer. Entrepreneur; founder; CEO. Co-founder of Overleaf. Did driverless taxis at Ultra PRT. Forever learning :)