We’re excited to announce a new partnership with another top innovator in tools for researchers, writeLaTeX. The official press release follows below. If you aren’t familiar with their new Overleaf system, go to www.writelatex.com/overleaf to check it out. It’s an easy-to-use WYSIWYG manuscript editor with real-time collaboration. It produces structured, fully typeset output produced automatically in the background as you type. And no, you don’t have to be a LaTeX user to benefit from either the original writeLaTeX or the new Overleaf system. It’s a great way to manage your developing manuscript, especially with multiple authors/contributors.
writeLaTeX partners with Rubriq to offer its authors direct access to pre-submission peer review services
As an independent peer review service, Rubriq looks for opportunities to partner with other innovators in the scholarly publishing industry. WriteLaTeX gives authors an easy way to write and collaborate on their scientific documents through a user-friendly interface called Overleaf which automatically typesets the paper in real-time in the browser.
As a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas easily online, writeLaTeX was a natural partner for Rubriq.
Rubriq has been integrated into writeLaTeX as a peer review component that researchers can use before they publish. Once authors have completed work on a paper in the writeLaTeX system, they want to be sure it is ready to publish. To get the benefit of a journal-quality pre-submission review, they can submit it directly from writeLaTeX to Rubriq and get a critical evaluation by three experts in their field. This gives authors the opportunity to address any issues and increase their chances of acceptance once they do submit to a journal.
Dr. John Hammersley, co-founder at writeLaTeX says “Scientific publishing is evolving and we’re keen to offer our users a wide-range of destinations for their work. Rubriq offers a new alternative to the traditional publication route, and we’re delighted to be working with them to streamline submissions to their peer-review service.”
After a manuscript has been completed in the writeLaTeX system, authors simply select “Submit to Rubriq for Peer Review” (either in the top bar of your writeLaTeX screen or through the “Publish” menu). Then in one click, manuscript files and metadata will be passed over to the Rubriq submission system. Once the report has been completed, the authors of a paper can go back and make their revisions in real-time on the same document in the writeLaTeX system.
Rubriq (www.rubriq.com) delivers objective, critical, pre-submission peer review of academic manuscripts from three carefully matched expert reviewers. Rubriq reviewers are all active PhD- or MD-level academics with established publishing and review experience. Reviewers are compensated for their work, and reviews are returned to the authors within two weeks. Authors pay $600 for the three reviewer report, which covers the cost of reviewer recruitment and compensation. Our standardized, structured scorecards span all areas of study and include detailed comments as well as numeric scores, which allow the author to quickly understand the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript, as assessed by experts in the field. Rubriq is a division of Research Square, which makes it a sister company to and AJE (manuscript preparation services) and JournalGuide (free online journal search tool). To find out more about Research Square, visit www.researchsquare.com.
WriteLaTeX is a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas easily online using LaTeX, a comprehensive and powerful tool for scientific writing. The company has grown rapidly since its launch in 2011, and today there are tens of thousands of active users who’ve created over a million projects. WriteLaTeX was founded by John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller, two mathematicians who worked together on the pioneering Ultra PRT Project and who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for collaborative scientific writing. In 2014, Overleaf aims to make science and R&D faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into the cloud, from idea to writing to review to publication. Overleaf makes the power of professional typesetting immediately accessible to all scientists and technical writers at all stages of their career. Find out more at www.writelatex.com/overleaf.