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05.22.2017 | Member News & Releases

Wiley partnership with Overleaf enables author collaboration

May 22, 2017 – Hoboken, NY – John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool, that makes writing, editing and submitting research for publication quicker and easier. This new partnership reflects Wiley’s commitment to offering exceptional author service and will further enhance the publication experience for authors by enabling straightforward collaboration and offering significant time-saving on writing, formatting and submitting articles to Wiley’s journals.

Authors will be able to register to use the Overleaf service to write, edit and collaborate on their research easily online. The partnership means that Overleaf will provide authors using their service with access to Wiley’s authoring templates, allowing authors to easily prepare and edit their manuscripts online, and submit directly to more than 80 of Wiley’s journals with one-click, at no cost to the author. No additional software requires downloading, allowing authors to start writing and collaborating instantly from anywhere, and on any device. With real-time collaboration and composition, Overleaf allows authors to see how their final project will look as they type – allowing for effective and transparent co-authoring.

Dr John Hammersley, Co-founder and CEO, Overleaf comments “We’re delighted to be working with Wiley to help support authors and provide a simpler writing and submission process for a wide range of Wiley journals. What’s particularly nice is that there is a single, simple template that can be used for all participating journals; the author doesn’t need to worry about formatting (or re-formatting) whilst they prepare their manuscript. Once the manuscript is ready for submission, the author will be able to directly submit it into their chosen journal with just a couple of clicks, saving more time and further streamlining the process for the author.”

“As we move into a new and exciting open science scholarly communication era, Wiley aims to support the ambitions of all community stakeholders, including researchers, societies, funders and institutions – by facilitating greater dissemination, discovery, impact, collaboration, sharing, and ultimately increased reproducibility. New technologies, partnerships and strategies support open science practices to facilitate faster and more effective research discovery.” said Natasha White, Director, Author Marketing at Wiley . “This is an exciting addition to our Open Science partnership portfolio as we invest and partner with different technology providers to offer exceptional author service. We have partnered with Overleaf, as a market leader in this space, to help authors openly collaborate with peers, and ultimately create the best possible outcome for their research.”

About Overleaf – Founded in 2012 and with over 600,000 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 https://www.overleaf.com/ and follow @overleaf on Twitter.

About Wiley – Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders.

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