The Royal Society and Overleaf announce partnership

By Mary Anne Baynes
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London – July 6, 2016: Overleaf is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Royal Society. Through this partnership, authors submitting to Proceedings of the Royal Society A will have access to the award-winning Overleaf collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool with 1-click submission into the Proceedings A ScholarOne submission system.

The Royal Society's Proceedings A Template in Overleaf

The Proceedings A journal authoring template is available within the Overleaf platform to help authors write, collaborate and submit their work in the correct journal format. Once authors are finished writing, they can quickly and easily submit to Proceedings A using the 1-click submission link within Overleaf. All files and necessary information will be seamlessly transferred to the Proceedings A submission system – greatly simplifying the author’s submission experience.

Phil Hurst, Publisher at the Royal Society, says:

“We are pleased to partner with Overleaf to provide Proceedings A authors with a simpler and more flexible route to publication.”

John Hammersley, Founder & CEO of Overleaf says:

“As a mathematician myself, I’m delighted that we’re now able to provide a direct submission link from Overleaf to Proceedings A. This is a great partnership, one that enables The Royal Society and Overleaf to offer a simpler writing and submission process for Royal Society authors worldwide.”

Links to the template and Overleaf platform will be available within the Proceedings A journal website and author guidelines.

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

About The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society's fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society's strategic priorities are:

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement

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About Overleaf

Founded in 2012 and with over 400,000 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.

Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific writing process into one place in the cloud - from idea, to writing, to review, to publication.

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Mary Anne Baynes


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