JotGit: A new open source project from writeLaTeX
By John Lees-Miller

One of our major goals for writeLaTeX has always been to help LaTeX geeks (like us) collaborate with non-LaTeX geeks (like most of the people we work with). It's why we have a real time preview and a rich text editor for LaTeX, and it's why we've just started a new open source project called JotGit: JotGit brings together git, for powerful version control and offline working, with online, collaborative rich text editing. Here's a quick demo of the prototype (after 48h!):

Submit directly to MDPI open access journals from writeLaTeX
By John Hammersley

Publishing with MDPI has just become easier for LaTeX authors - you can now submit directly from writeLaTeX to any MDPI open access journal.

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New templates and submission link for authors submitting to The Optical Society (OSA) Express Journals

Through a recent collaboration with The Optical Society (OSA), we're pleased to bring you an updated set of LaTeX templates and style guides for the OSA's family of Express journals.

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Linking bioRxiv and writeLaTeX

bioRxiv is a non-profit online archive and distribution service for pre-prints in the life sciences. Since their launch last year we've had numerous requests for a quick submission link between writeLaTeX and bioRxiv, and we're pleased to announce that this has now arrived!

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Introduction to LaTeX MOOC starting on Coursera

On May 12, 2014 Danil Fedorovykh from Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) starts to teach the first massive open online course on LaTeX at — Introduction to LaTeX.

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