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How to write in Markdown on Overleaf
By Lian Tze Lim

Markdown is a light-weight markup language (get it? 😉) that lets you write up something in plain text with some very simple rules, and then transform it to formatted outputs, e.g. HTML. It’s very popular among software developers and programmers, exactly because of its simplicity (and might I add, perfect for note-taking too!).

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TeX Live Upgrade — November 2016
By John Lees-Miller
Link your Overleaf account to your ORCID iD

On Wednesday, 16 November, we upgraded our LaTeX compile servers to the version of TeX Live 2016 that ships with Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak". Here's what you need to look out for in terms of breaking changes and new features in your projects on Overleaf.

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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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Guest Post Feature: Peerus, a new tool for automated publication monitoring
Guest blog post by Philippe Chuzel, Commercial Director at Peerus
Researchers have to monitor their research field to stay up to date. Being aware of their co-writers and competitors’ work, following any progress, new knowledge and methods is both fundamental and essential in the researcher’s job.
 
Peerus is a webapp. It is a smart, self-learning tool allowing researchers to speed up and automate their monitoring. Dedicated to researchers, Peerus immediately identifies each user’s past publications and co-authors.
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#FuturePub 8 – New Developments in Scientific Collaboration Tech – Full line up of speakers confirmed
By John Hammersley

The first futurepub event was held at the British Library in January 2014

After a great turnout at our last #FuturePub in May, and given that the London ALPSP conference is coming up soon, we're teaming up with Scholarly Social for a pre-ALPSP event on September 13th!

The evenings are designed to be fun and informal - we aim to give opportunities to those working on new ideas and innovations a chance to present and get feedback on their ideas. And did I mention the free pizza?

FuturePub is being held at The Stables (near Kings Cross). Doors open at 6:00pm and the talks will kick off at 7pm. Space at the venue is limited, so please register for your free tickets now to reserve your place!

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