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  • Overleaf provides Springer authors with tool to ease author writing and submission process

    Posted by Mary Anne on October 15, 2015

    London: Boston - Oct 15 2015: Overleaf has announced that Springer will integrate 20 Springer journals and the Springer Transfer Desk with the Overleaf online LaTeX and rich text collaborative writing and publishing platform.

    Overleaf, a cloud-based scientific authoring platform, will make it easy for researchers to write, collaborate, and publish technical documents, with the provision of a simplified writing and publishing tool for Springer authors.

    These 20 Springer journals, which include Climate Dynamics, Transport in Porous Media, and Environmental and Resource Economics (full list to follow) will each offer simplified, 1-click submission links from the Overleaf platform directly into the Springer submission system via the Aries, Editorial Manager ingest service.

    Each journal will provide an online link from the journal website to the Springer article template within the Overleaf platform. This will provide authors with a fast, simple way to collaborate and write their articles, with no manual setup required. Overleaf ‘TeXperts’ are also on hand to help with any questions the authors have whilst writing their papers. And with real-time, automated composition, the author can see what the finished file will look like - as they write.

    Once the manuscript is complete, the author will be able to submit the file for publication with 1-click. The file and necessary metadata will automatically transfer to the Springer submission system via the Aries, Editorial Manager ingest service – significantly simplifying the submission process.

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    John Hammersley, CEO and co-founder of Overleaf, said,

    “We look forward to providing researchers with an easy-to-use option for writing and submitting manuscripts to several Springer journals. By providing a simple and efficient Springer template and submission links within the Overleaf platform, we’re offering our users another great option to simplify the publication process.”

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    Martijn Roelandse, Manager Publishing Innovation at Springer, said,

    “By working with Overleaf, our authors will have access to cutting-edge technology that can simplify their writing, collaboration and publishing processes. We’re very happy to be able to provide this service to our authors.”

    The full list of 20 journals taking part in this initial set up will be announced later in October.

    If you'd like to know more about the trial, or are interested in setting up an Overleaf submission link for your journal, please get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you!

    About Springer

    Springer is part of Springer Nature (, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

    Find out more: and follow @SpringerNature on Twitter.

    About Overleaf

    Founded in 2012 and with over 250,000 registered users, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology. 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. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links. Overleaf is supported by Digital Science and Bethnal Green Ventures.

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