New partnership between the Royal Astronomical Society and Overleaf

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), a learned society that encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science and closely related branches of science, and a publisher of international research journals, and Overleaf, a collaborative, cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, today announce a new partnership. This partnership will provide an authoring template and simplified submission link for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the RAS.

Through this partnership, authors submitting to MNRAS will have access to a custom MNRAS authoring template within the Overleaf platform. Authors will be able to quickly and easily open the MNRAS authoring template in the Overleaf platform, write articles in the correct journal format, collaborate on those articles with colleagues, and then easily submit via a 1-click submission link into the MNRAS ScholarOne submission system.

Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager at the RAS said: 

It’s exciting to work with Overleaf to provide our authors with this innovative, faster and simpler LaTeX writing, reviewing and submission tool. We’re confident that this will prove to be a popular service for our authors, significantly improving the process of collaborative authorship and streamlining submission to MNRAS.

John Hammersley, Founder & CEO of Overleaf says:

“We’re happy and honored to be working with the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press and their authors. The MNRAS template and submission link will be an excellent resource for our users and it fits perfectly with our goal of making scientific authorship easier.”

Links to the MNRAS template and Overleaf platform will be available on the MNRAS website and within the Overleaf template gallery.