Science communication is very important. As researchers increasingly forge global collaborations in biological research, the scientific community will need more collaborative tools. To meet that need, Authorea developed a collaborative document editor service. It helps collaborators edit shared documents. Furthermore, it facilitates the process of archiving preprints or publication-ready manuscripts (not peer reviewed) and submitting such documents to the journals for peer review. It allows preprints submissions in both HTML and PDF format. Authorea took this a step further by partnering with BioRxiv, one of the most widely used pre-print repositories for biologists.
Authorea and BioRxiv
This new partnership will enable researchers using Authorea to upload their preprints to BioRxiv with the click of a button! BioRxiv, which is funded by the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, is the main preprint service for life science researchers. It already archives over 11,000 preprints. Meanwhile, Authorea is designed for researchers and enables online editing of shared documents in a collaborative way. The partnership will streamline the process of collaborative research, writing, editing, and submission.
Authorea had already entered into partnerships with other organizations to facilitate the journal submission process. It partnered with Rockefeller University Press to enable direct submissions to The Journal of Cell Biology, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, and The Journal of General Physiology. Additionally, the partnership with the American Geophysical Union now enables one-click submission to 20 journals published by the organization.These partnerships seek to facilitate the collaboration in publication process for life science researchers. For example, Authorea’s partnership with eLife seeks to facilitate the ethical conduct of science. Currently, as science communication becomes paramount in biological research, Authorea is leading the way by facilitating collaborative work.
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