Overleaf, an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, has announced a new publishing partnership with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Its authors will now have access to the Overleaf collaborative writing and publishing platform – customized for SPIE journal and proceedings submissions. The partnership provides SPIE authors with easy-to-use, custom LaTeX templates - as well as simple submission links - to the SPIE proceedings or journal of their choice.
Custom templates will be available to help authors write and publish their work in the correct format, either for journals or for proceedings. The partnership allows SPIE journal authors to access the Overleaf scientific writing service directly from SPIE, using links from the author guidelines. Once the authors have completed writing and collaborating on a document in Overleaf, they will be able to submit directly to the SPIE Proceedings or to the SPIE journal of their choice, using a 'journal selector' submission link from within the Overleaf platform. This 'journal selector' submission link will allow authors to choose from ten SPIE journals for submission.
The main SPIE journal template and submission link is now live, with the SPIE Proceedings template and submission link coming later in August 2015.