John Wiley and Sons has announced a partnership with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool. The partnership is aimed at enhancing the publication experience for authors by enabling straightforward collaboration and offering time-saving on writing, formatting and submitting articles.
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 at no cost to the author.
John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO at Overleaf said: '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.'
Natasha White, director for author marketing at Wiley, added: '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.
'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.'