Virginia Tech Provides Overleaf Accounts to Students and Faculty

By Mary Anne Baynes
VA Tech and Overleaf logos

London, UK – April 11, 2017: Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, announced that Virginia Tech’s University Libraries and Overleaf have partnered to provide all Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff with Overleaf Pro+Teach accounts.

The new VA Tech Portal in Overleaf

Premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates have been made available to all students, faculty and staff via a custom Virginia Tech authoring portal on the Overleaf website. Virginia Tech’s University Libraries aim to provide students and faculty with cutting-edge authoring technology, easy-to-use Virginia Tech authoring templates and eventually a simplified workflow for submitting to VTechWorks, Virginia Tech’s institutional repository.

A few of the features that influenced Virginia Tech’s libraries to move forward with Overleaf include: easy collaboration with multiple co-authors, version control and full-project history with easy revert, custom journal templates with journal-specific 1-click submission, and templates that allow professors to distribute and collect homework assignments.

Peter Potter, Director of Publishing Strategy at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries, says:

“Our faculty and students tell us again and again that they want easy-to-use tools that fit seamlessly into their increasingly technology-enhanced research and teaching. Overleaf is one of those tools, and we are delighted to be able to offer it to the Virginia Tech community through Overleaf Pro accounts. Early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we continue to be impressed by the steady growth in both sign-ups and projects worked on.”

John Hammersley, CoFounder and CEO of Overleaf says:

“We’re really excited to be working with Virginia Tech. Their enthusiasm and forward- thinking attitude to provide enhanced technology and simplified authoring tools for their students and faculty make them a perfect partner.”

For questions on this new Overleaf partnership and integration, please get in touch.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

About Overleaf

Founded in 2012 and with over 600,000 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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