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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.
#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!

Overleaf founder John Hammersley joins the PaperHive advisory board
PaperHive logo

We're delighted to announce that Overleaf founder John Hammersley has been asked (and has agreed!) to join the PaperHive advisory board. PaperHive is a newly launched coworking hub for researchers, which is aiming to "simplify research communication and transform reading into a process of collaboration".

Overleaf featured in the Times Higher Education Magazine
By John Hammersley

Overleaf has been selected by the Times Higher Education Magazine as part of their A-Z of Scholarly Social Media feature! Naturally I took the opportunity to head out of the office this morning to pick up a copy:

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 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!