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Join us at Mozilla Science Lab's Global Sprint, Jul 22-23

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

The writeLaTeX team will be helping out at Mozilla Science Lab's first Global Sprint, Jul 22–23 — two days of intense work on open source projects in open science and teaching. There are both technical and non-technical projects, and there are 18 (and counting!) sprint sites around the world, so there's one near you! Join us!

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What should the scientific record look like in the digital age?

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

A guest blog post by Julia Schölermann Join us at the SpotOn conference in London on Friday Nov 9th 3-4 pm to discuss the possibilities and implications of rethinking the scientific record. Join the conversation live on twitter using #solo13digital or read our session notes - prepared collaboratively and on the fly using writeLaTeX.com and pushed to figshare at the conclusion of the session.

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Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf has joined the growing list of signatories of the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, put forward by the Center for Open Science and designed to help encourage and support transparency and reproducibility of research.

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Thanks for making #FuturePub 7 an amazing night!

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who attended #FuturePub 7 for making it such a great event -- there were a lot of on point questions and discussion, and it was great to see such a large group make it to the pub afterwards :) Slides from the talks are now available if you'd like a recap of the presentations, along with a selection of photos and a Storify of the event's tweets!

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Publish to figshare with Overleaf (formerly WriteLaTeX)

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

We're delighted to announce that as of today you can now publish your Overleaf projects directly to figshare! This is part of our drive to help improve open science and open access to research; figshare is designed to allow researchers and students to publish all of their research outputs in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner.

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Reproducible and collaborative data science - Overleaf links with Plotly

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

You can now import your Plotly graphs directly into your Overleaf projects!

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Overleaf Partners with the Center for Open Science on a New OSF Preprints Service

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

August 30, 2016 | Charlottesville, VA, and London, UK We have just announced a new partnership with The Center for Open Science (COS), a non-profit science and technology company in Virginia. Overleaf will support the automatic submission of manuscripts authored on our platform onto the new OSF Preprints service that COS is launching this fall. OSF Preprints is a free open source preprint platform built and maintained by COS through their Open Science Framework (OSF). It helps researchers to discover new research as it happens and enables them to receive quick feedback on their own research. The Overleaf integration will initially be available on two OSF Preprints partner services, engrXiv and SocArXiv.  

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Speaker Meeting 2016

Posted on August 29, 2016 by UK-TUG Feed

The Committee are very happy to announce that the 2016 UK-TUG Speaker Meeting will take place on 15th October in the Fletcher Room, Trinity College, Oxford. The day is scheduled to begin at around 10:30 and to run until around 16:00. The UK-TUG AGM will take place as part of the day: see the separate notice. Talks on TeX-related are invited: talk times are flexible. Attendance at the meeting is…

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#FuturePub 8 – New Developments in Scientific Collaboration Tech – Full line up of speakers confirmed

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

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!

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Overleaf founder John Hammersley joins the PaperHive advisory board

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

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".

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Hack4ac: Text-mining and analyzing author contributions in PLOS articles

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

This Saturday saw the Hack4ac event held in central London, aimed at "hacking academia better together". Overleaf / WriteLaTeX founder John Lees-Miller worked on mining and analysing article data from the PLOS Search API and PeerJ at the hack4ac event. Now "PLOS Author Contributions" built at #hack4ac (& uses @thePeerJ data) pic.twitter.com/wr6H5Nv21V— Jason Hoyt (@jasonHoyt) July 6, 2013

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Adding references from an external file

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

When writing a scientific paper, one often provides supplementary materials together with the main manuscript. Supplementary materials can be additional figures, tables, or other materials not included in the main manuscript. However, since these materials are usually kept in a different physical file, they can not be referenced in the main manuscript using the standard ... [Read more...]

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New: Collaborate Online and Offline with Overleaf and Git (beta)

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

One of your most requested features - a link between Overleaf and Git - is now available in beta release.

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TeXdoc.net updated

Posted on August 17, 2016 by TeXblog Feed

The TeX on-line documentation service TeXdoc.net got an update: it’s now based on the newest documentation coming with TeX Live 2016. At this occasion it moved to a new web server. In the background, TeXdoc.net runs the texdoc application that … Continue reading →

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Globally optimized pagination

Posted on August 17, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Globally optimized pagination with LaTeX At the TUG 2016 conference in Toronto Frank gave a presentation on globally optimized paginiation using LuaTeX as the processing engine. The presentation demonstrated a framework for automatically producing an optimal pagination for documents (containing floats) such as Alice in Wonderland. The slide deck (or rather the mindmap he used) and the demonstration documents are now available on the Publications page; the video of the talk will follow in the near future.

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