New partnership between the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Overleaf

By Mary Anne Baynes
ASBMB and Overleaf logos

London, UK & Rockville, MD: Oct 6, 2016: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Overleaf announce today a new partnership. Authors submitting to ASBMB’s Journal of Biological Chemistry will now have access to a custom JBC authoring template on Overleaf’s collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool and will be allowed to submit their manuscripts to the JBC directly from the Overleaf template.

The JBC and Overleaf created this template to simplify the submission process for JBC authors. This JBC formatted template includes instructions to authors about each manuscript section, which authors may read and then replace with their original manuscript text.  Once authors are finished, they may download their formatted PDFs and submit to the JBC using the submission link in the template.

The new ASBMB LaTeX Template in Overleaf

Nancy Rodnan, Senior Director of Publications at ASBMB says:

“The JBC is excited to make this template available for our authors. We’re always looking for tools like this to make submission easier.”

John Hammersley, Founder & CEO of Overleaf says:

“It’s been great working with the ASBMB and the JBC. The newly developed authoring template and simplified submission link will make the writing and submission process a simple and streamlined one. Making life easier for our authors is one of our core missions, and this partnership with ASBMB fits perfectly with that.”

Links to the template are available on the JBC website and instructions to authors. It’s also available within the Overleaf template gallery.

About the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Most members teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Others conduct research in various government laboratories, at nonprofit research institutions and in industry. The Society’s student members attend undergraduate or graduate institutions. For more information about ASBMB, visit

About Overleaf

Founded in 2012 and with over 500,000 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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