Makes collaborative authoring easy
- Authorea supports multiple authors – each section is locked independently while it’s being worked on
- there’s good support for comments, public and private, for feedback and discussion
- every Authorea paper is a Git repo; version control allows you to track changes.
It’s user-friendly …
- write from within your browser, no need to install a TeX editor
- find and manage references easily – search papers by author, title, keyword, or DOI – Authorea creates the bibliography. Or, import references from EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero.
- get started with a document template – provided for a number of major publishers, conferences, reports and grant proposals (including NSF)
- export your document in any one of any of about 90 different journal, publisher, or conference formats, including those of Nature, Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
.. but it’s also friendly to power users
- there’s support for advanced LaTeX users (‘How to Write Power LaTeX in Authorea”)
Finally, Authorea supports and encourages Open Science through its business model – choose to create your articles as public documents and promote greater openness, transparency, sharing and re-use within the scientific community; or collaborate within a closed group of co-authors. Our license with Authorea allows Dartmouth users to create up to 50 closed (private, shared only with invited collaborators) articles (more than the free account allows) – so be sure to sign up with your Dartmouth email address!
Find out more:
- Lomas, N. (Sept. 22, 2014). Authorea Nabs $610k For Its Bid To Become A “Google Docs For Scientists.” Retrieved from http://social.techcrunch.com/2014/09/22/authorea-seed/
- Perkel, J. M. (2014). Scientific writing: the online cooperative. Nature, 514(7520), 127–128. http://doi.org/10.1038/514127a
- Why should I use Authorea to write my papers? (July 13, 2015). Retrieved January 27, 2016, from http://www.astrobetter.com/blog/2015/07/13/why-should-i-use-authorea-to-write-my-papers/
- View Authorea’s Help section for How-to guides, FAQs, and Videos.
We’ll continue looking at tools that support writing for the rest of the week. Tune in tomorrow, and for the rest of the week, for quick intros to Overleaf, Mendeley, Zotero, and WebCite.