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Overleaf and ORCID at AAAS
By Mary Anne Baynes

Thanks to Ashlea Higgs for giving a big shout-out to Overleaf at the ORCID outreach meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC last week!

Overleaf ORCID AAAS meeting photo

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Three submissions in three weeks! Overleaf's partnership with the Center for Open Science is off to a flying start
By John Hammersley

Update 23rd Sept: Make that four submissions! Our first submission to the SocArXiv just went through today too! :)

engrxiv and socarxiv links on overleaf

Three weeks ago we announced a new partnership with the Center for Open Science on their new OSF Preprints Service.

I'm delighted to report that, after only three weeks of the submission links being live, we've now had three submissions to the engRxiv directly from Overleaf!

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Overleaf Partners with the Center for Open Science on a New OSF Preprints Service
By Mary Anne Baynes

August 30, 2016 | Charlottesville, VA, and London, UK

We have just announced a new partnership with The Center for Open Science (COS), a non-profit science and technology company in Virginia. Overleaf will support the automatic submission of manuscripts authored on our platform onto the new OSF Preprints service that COS is launching this fall. OSF Preprints is a free open source preprint platform built and maintained by COS through their Open Science Framework (OSF). It helps researchers to discover new research as it happens and enables them to receive quick feedback on their own research. The Overleaf integration will initially be available on two OSF Preprints partner services, engrXiv and SocArXiv.

 

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Enabling Research Collaboration - reflections from our first London Institutional Conference
By John Lees-Miller

The Enabling Research Collaboration event held last week in London was a great opportunity for the Overleaf team to talk to university librarians and research office staff to find out first hand what's really important to them.

Many UK librarians talked about the challenges brought on by the new Open Access legislation that requires UK universities to archive publications from their authors in their institutional pre-print repositories at the point of acceptance to a journal. That is surprisingly tricky, because the paper doesn't usually get a DOI (a digital object identifier --- like a permanent bit.ly link for a scientific paper) until it is published, which can be weeks or months after acceptance. That makes it hard to link up the initial deposit record with the final published paper, which is exactly what they have to do for the next UK research assessment. Fortunately, solutions are on the way, and we talked about how Overleaf's publisher integrations could help make this process simpler for authors and for librarians who need to meet the new compliance requirements.

We also heard from Simon Porter on "Research Data Mechanics", and our special guest Helen Josephine who flew over from Stanford to present on 'Facilitating Collaboration at Stanford University', who gives her thoughts on the day in this blog post.

And there were cupcakes! :)

Overleaf Cupcakes!

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New: Manage Shared References with Mendeley Groups!
By Tim Alby
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You can now link a Group on Mendeley to a .bib file on Overleaf! This is a great way for coauthors to manage a shared collection of references for their papers on Overleaf.

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