- Posted on August 25, 2016
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".
- Posted by John on August 18, 2016
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:
- Posted by John on July 20, 2016
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! :)
- Posted on June 11, 2016
How often do we find the illustrations we need for our presentations or posters? It gets even worse when we need an illustration for a paper, right?
Mind the Graph aimes to help scientists in communicating their findings in a simple, beautiful and professional way. We want to help make your science less complicated and bring it closer to your audience!
- Posted on March 2, 2016
There's no stopping them! The Nano Ninjas march on to the Super-Regionals after winning the THINK award for their engineering notebook!