Showcase your work from writeLaTeX - share your PDFs and track views & re-shares

We pleased to announce that you can now share your PDFs directly from writeLaTeX, and track how many people view and share your work - freely available to all our users as part of the main writeLaTeX service.

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Free submissions to F1000Research for software and web tool papers

From today F1000Research are waiving their article processing fee for papers documenting the development of bioinformatics software and tools:

"To encourage bioinformatics tool developers to try this new way of publishing, we are inviting the submission of software and web tool papers free of charge to F1000Research."

To help support and encourage the documentation of software development, we've collaborated with F1000Research to bring you an easy way to submit your article directly to F1000Research from the writeLaTeX editor

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A five-step guide to the Overleaf teaching tools

With our new teaching account you can quickly and easily send out assignments to your students, which they can complete online and submit back to you with a single click.

Here we present a visual five-step guide to getting set up with a teaching account and using the integrated tools to create, distribute and collect your course assignments. We finish with a short video demonstration of all the features in action.

Assignment with one submission

Our new set of 'how-to' videos, plus your latest stories from twitter

It's been a busy few months for the writeLaTeX team -- we've joined Bethnal Green Ventures, met a lot of interesting new people at events such as the hack4ac open science hackathon, and have launched two new types of account, for students and teachers.

In this post we present the full set of how-to videos we've recently produced, plus a round up of what you've been tweeting about writeLaTeX over the past few weeks!

Hack4ac: Text-mining and analyzing author contributions in PLOS articles
By John Lees-Miller

This Saturday saw the Hack4ac event held in central London, aimed at "hacking academia better together".

Overleaf / WriteLaTeX founder John Lees-Miller worked on mining and analysing article data from the PLOS Search API and PeerJ at the hack4ac event.