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  • New partnership between the Royal Astronomical Society and Overleaf

    Posted by Mary Anne on October 11, 2016
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    London – Oct 11, 2016: Simplifying submission procedures for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society -

    The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), a learned society that encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science and closely related branches of science, and a publisher of international research journals, and Overleaf, a collaborative, cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, today announce a new partnership. This partnership will provide an authoring template and simplified submission link for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the RAS.

    Through this partnership, authors submitting to MNRAS will have access to a custom MNRAS authoring template within the Overleaf platform. Authors will be able to quickly and easily open the MNRAS authoring template in the Overleaf platform, write articles in the correct journal format, collaborate on those articles with colleagues, and then easily submit via a 1-click submission link into the MNRAS ScholarOne submission system.

    The new MNRAS LaTeX Templates in Overleaf

    Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager at the RAS said:

    “It’s exciting to work with Overleaf to provide our authors with this innovative, faster and simpler LaTeX writing, reviewing and submission tool. We’re confident that this will prove to be a popular service for our authors, significantly improving the process of collaborative authorship and streamlining submission to MNRAS.”

    John Hammersley, Founder & CEO of Overleaf says:

    “We’re happy and honored to be working with the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press and their authors. The MNRAS template and submission link will be an excellent resource for our users and it fits perfectly with our goal of making scientific authorship easier.”

    Links to the MNRAS template and Overleaf platform will be available on the MNRAS website and within the Overleaf template gallery.

    About the Royal Astronomical Society

    The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organizes scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognizes outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and outreach activities and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 4,000 members (Fellows), a third based overseas, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as historians of astronomy and others.

    Follow @royalastrosoc on Twitter.

    About Oxford University Press

    Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP prides itself on being both a part of and a partner in the academic community, drawing on a prestigious research heritage and a deep understanding of the wants and needs of researchers and academics. As a member of the academic community, we understand and can address the needs of our publishing partners in a way that no profit-driven publisher can.

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    About Overleaf

    Founded in 2012 and with over 500,000 registered users, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology. By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links.

    Supported by Digital Science, Overleaf aims to make science and research faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific writing process into one place in the cloud - from idea, to writing, to review, to publication.

    Visit and follow @overleaf on Twitter.

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