Aacr

Josh Nicholson

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BROOKLYN, NY, August 28 2017 – Authorea, the online document editor for researchers, has partnered with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s first and largest cancer research organization.  By working with the AACR, Authorea aims to help researchers more easily format and submit their papers by offering one-click submission to journals published by the AACR.The AACR, founded in 1907, publishes some of the world’s most important discoveries in cancer research and is comprised of over 37,000 members in 108 countries. Christine Rullo, Publisher and Vice President, Scientific Publications at the AACR, says, “We’re excited to partner with Authorea for a more seamless submission option for researchers writing on Authorea.”Josh Nicholson, Chief Research Officer at Authorea, adds: “Our association with the AACR will help to advance research writing and editing for clinicians and scientists who work in all aspects of cancer research.  Authorea aims to bring document editing into the 21st century while supporting authors in meeting their professional goals.”Launched in 2014 and used by over 100,000 researchers from all disciplines in academia as well as leading private research companies, Authorea allows researchers to collaborate in real-time for an easier and more seamless writing and publishing experience. The journal templates below assist authors in structuring their manuscript as appropriate for each of the AACR journals. Templates• Cancer Research: https://www.authorea.com/templates/cancer_research • Cancer Immunology Research: https://www.authorea.com/templates/cancer_immunology_research• Cancer Prevention Research: https://www.authorea.com/templates/cancer_prevention_research• Molecular Cancer Research: https://www.authorea.com/templates/molecular_cancer_research• Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: https://www.authorea.com/templates/molecular_cancer_therapeutics• Cancer Discovery: https://www.authorea.com/templates/cancer_discovery_research_article • Clinical Cancer Research: https://www.authorea.com/templates/clinical_cancer_research• Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention: https://www.authorea.com/templates/cancer_epidemiology_biomarkers_and_preventionPress ContactAdyam Ghebre, Outreach, Authorea+1 (646) 598-9285About AuthoreaAuthorea is an online document editor for research and the place where scientific collaboration happens. Authorea is trusted worldwide by leading researchers writing and publishing content in every discipline, from astrophysics to zoology. The online document editor supports a wide range of markup languages and scientific integrations, including the most popular citation management, graphing, and visualization plugins. Authorea is on a mission to accelerate science through a superior web-based research-writing platform that delivers powerful tools and capabilities to researchers.About the American Association for Cancer ResearchFounded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 37,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 108 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org.
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Erica Howard

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Preprints are here to stay Preprints and preprint servers continue to gain popularity across disciplines, and the number of new preprints is growing at a rate significantly higher than journal articles. Researchers have many choices when it comes to hosting their preprint, and it can be challenging to know how to choose. So, why preprint in the first place?Still unsure about what a preprint is, and what the benefits of publishing one are? We have a full introductory article, and will summarize a few points here:Get publishedDisseminate your findings as soon as they are ready. Share your work without waiting for formal publication or final versions.Invite early comments and feedbackPreprints are open for all to read, so you can invite your colleagues to provide comments and feedback to help you improve your work. Establish creditGet credit for all your research outputs - articles, data sets, figures, and more - by uploading them on Authorea and minting a DOI. This way, you establish an early version of record which will always remain valid. And you can get cited while your work is under review!What about submitting to journals?Most journals accept submissions that have been published as preprints. Your preprint on Authorea will link to the final, published version of your article, so your final citation count won't be affected.How does Authorea compare to other preprint servers?Authorea is fast seamless publishingUpload your work easily and mint a DOI immediately. Other servers can take hours or days. Share your preprint with your colleagues right away.Publish many files, different formatsThe documents you publish on Authorea don't have to be traditional scholarly articles. You can publish anything: articles, data sets, code, figures, tables, slides, micropublications, and Jupyter Notebooks. Beautiful, HTML-based contentYour content will be hosted in an HTML-based environment, not a static PDF. Yes, you can even include Javascript-based visualizations like the one below in Figure 1.Open data and executable figuresUpload your data for review by your colleagues, and include fully executable figures in your work. Authorea enriches your content to make research interactive.
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How do we collectively feel about our future? Do we look forward to it with anxiety or vigor? Are we apprehensive or optimistic of what the future will bring? Since mood affects performance and well-being, the answers to these questions matter greatly to anyone concerned with public policy. The web is awash with material indicative of public mood, collective forecasting and personal relics. Several efforts have been undertaken to assess emotional status from online sources such as blogs, emails, web sites (Balog & De Rijke 2006) and search engine queries (see, for example, Google Trends). However, these efforts are limited, by the nature of their source material, to hindsight and near-present observations. The work presented here is concerned with collective speculations about the future. We present a visual analysis of publicly available textual content from futureme.org, a popular web service that allows its users to send themselves emails to be delivered at a later date, up to 30 years in the future. Many of these emails resemble "confessional" time capsules: their content is intended to project the user’s present emotional state at the origination date towards the indicated delivery date. These emails fall into two broad categories of content: a) conjectures about the future and b) mementos regarding the present or the past. By aggregating mood indicators extracted from messages directed to future dates, we can thus assess short and long term shifts in the collective emotional perception toward a particular point in the future. This principle is related to "wisdom of crowd" phenomena as observed in finance and prediction markets (Surowiecki 2004). Numerous psychometric instruments to assess individual mood states and monitor their fluctuations over time exist, the most prominent of which is the 65 item Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire (McNair, Loor, & Droppleman 1971). The 6 dimensional factor analytical structure of the POMS (tension, depression, anger, vigor, fatigue and confusion) has been validated repeatedly (Norcross, Guadagnoli, & Prochaska 2006) and applied in hundreds of studies since its inception (McNair, Heuchert, & Shilony 2003). To make the POMS questionnaire applicable to the open-ended nature of email content, we extended the POMS set of 65 adjectives by nearly 793 synonyms using WordNet and Roget’s Thesaurus. We calculated the occurrences of extended POMS terms in the content of 30,000 publicly available "future" emails and mapped them to a normalized six-dimensional mood vector representing levels of tension, depression, anger, vigor, fatigue and confusion. These mood vectors were grouped according to the delivery date of the original email, resulting in a set of mood state vectors. Statistically significant mood changes were detected especially for depression and vigor indicators. The computation of mood levels was then implemented with a more specific textual analysis of the entire email corpus, aimed at identifying manifestations of conjectures and mementos. The results, presented in this poster, blend two different visual representation of the content analyzed: an "emotional timeline" - a cumulative depiction of mood levels between 2007 and 2036 - and a superimposed topic map of mementos and conjectures - an ontological model of commonly used terms and adjectives illustrating the chains of word association.
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Matteo Cantiello

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Einstein published in 1916 the paper containing the prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. It has just one author (A.E. himself) and consists of a few pages of text and equations . Fast forward exactly 100 years, the LIGO collaboration announced in a paper that they observed what Einstein had predicted. The paper has more than 1000 co-authors and it condenses, in just a few pages of text, equations and figures, an enormous amount of technical information . THE EINSTEIN AND LIGO PAPERS THAT, RESPECTIVELY, PREDICTED AND OBSERVED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES ARE VERY SIMILAR IN FORMAT. SO MUCH HAS CHANGED IN 100 YEARS OF SCIENCE. SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED IN 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING. The complexity of the LIGO experiment is astounding, as well as the details of what scientists needed to do to reach this milestone. Measuring a change in length equivalent to 1/1000 the diameter of a proton is not an easy endeavor. And yet, the sheer technological and intellectual progress that we witnessed in the last century, with the rise of the internet and large scale computing, is not reflected in the methods we use to write up our science. Little has changed since the time of Einstein. Actually not much has changed since the time of Galileo either! Galileo is one of the founding fathers of the scientific method and one of the first people to ever publish a scientific paper in 1610. That’s 400+ years of scientific advancement and we’re still disseminating papers in paper format (or PDF, which is, really, just paper). Why has scientific publishing changed so little? Scientific papers represent the de-facto currency of academia. Scholars need to publish in journals to get tenure, and in turn publishers have become the “banks” of the academic world. But the paper of the future should encapsulate all the exciting technological progress we have made. It should be interactive, multilayered and contain all the data and code required for the science described to be carefully reproduced. The LIGO group, together with some Open Science advocates, prepared and shared an amazing interactive document where everyone can play with the real data and pipeline used by the scientists to reach their final conclusions. However, this was not part of the original publication, the reason being that the format of the published article does not allow for such integration. We created Authorea to address specifically this challenge. Authorea lives in the cloud and is meant to allow large collaborations to write science and easily integrate data, code and all the material needed to reproduce (and discuss) results. Authorea can allow the long-awaited leap that will move the scientific paper in the 21st century.
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Josh Nicholson

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BROOKLYN, NY, July 18, 2017 -- Authorea, the collaborative document editor for researchers, today announced a partnership and direct submission agreement with bioRxiv, the leading preprint server for biological research. The agreement enables researchers writing documents on Authorea to submit preprints directly to bioRxiv with one-click.Josh Nicholson, Chief Research Officer at Authorea says: "bioRxiv is having a tremendous impact in the life sciences. We're excited to work with bioRxiv and their highly engaged community to offer more powerful preprinting capabilities for authors. Authorea's mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by making tools that help researchers write and disseminate their work. bioRxiv is an important partner in this pursuit. "bioRxiv, a non-profit service of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory funded in part by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  has emerged as the go-to place for life scientists to preprint scholarly research. Today, hundreds of preprints a month are posted, the rate of submission is rising rapidly, and the service now contains more than 11,000 preprints. As life-scientist support swells dramatically, bioRxiv will demonstrate that preprinting in the life sciences is critical to advance the body of research faster than could otherwise be done.Richard Sever, co-founder of bioRxiv, says: "bioRxiv's goal is to speed up research by allowing authors to share work as quickly and easily as possible. Authorea has created a great, next-generation authoring tool for scientists, and we're delighted to integrate with them to allow direct submission. Hopefully this is just the first step in a partnership that will make writing, sharing and discovering papers easier."You can learn more about directly submitting to bioRxiv here.
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Josh Nicholson

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Write, edit, submit, revise, resubmit, resubmit, resubmit, resubmit.... Okay, you get the point: we send our manuscripts to lots of journals. The time formatting and reformatting manuscripts is a pain and it is one we are working to ease.  Your valuable time should be spent on your research, not tiresome formatting.  Today, we've added 8,249 article templates to Authorea! With the addition of these templates we now make it easy for you to write your article for just about any journal out there. We hope you won't submit to all 8,000+ different journals but at least you now have the power to do so!  We've also made it easy for users to create their own templates, so if you see a template missing, please feel free to create one.So...How does it work? It couldn't be any simpler. Just browse our template section for inspiration. Don't start from scratch. Our templates give you a mold that you can shape to your liking. Working feverishly on a research paper, grant proposal, university thesis or a class project? We do them all. Focus on your writing on the web, and enjoy Authorea's single streamlined web view of scholarly text. Once finished, you're truly finished - forget about formatting issues. With just a couple of clicks through our Export flow, you're ready to send in that submission!  Authorea's journal templates follow correct citations guidelines outlined by the journals, at no extra effort for our authors.We're really just getting started. If you need to send a printout to a colleague in draft shape, line-numbered and double-spaced, it's a selection away. Different journal? Same breeze. Your text, data, visuals, and citations will be updated automatically behind the scenes. In the unlikely event you hit a hurdle, our 24/7 support team will be happy to quality control your article and quickly get it back on the fast track to getting published.This is the first step towards making the writing and publication process as seamless as possible but we've got lot's more coming. We hope you'll join us so that we can make scholarly writing and publishing more effective and more enjoyable. Happy writing!
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Alberto Pepe

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Josh Nicholson

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The vast majority of academic researchers write their research in Microsoft Word \cite{Pepe_2016}. Word is easy to use due to its what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) interface, however it is limited in many ways that are necessary for effectively communicating research. It necessitates the use of publishers (some of which have very antiquated models) and it limits the capability to collaborate and share data. Furthermore, it means that proper research publishing and indexing will always be costly as the conversion from Word to HTML and JATS XML (the gold standard of research articles) is an onerous process, often times manually performed "offshore". On Authorea we seek to marry the ease of writing on Word or Google Docs with the power of LaTeX, HTML, and Git.  By doing that we seek to combine the writing and publishing process so that writing is publishing. We believe that this paradigm can not only make communicating research quicker but can also make it drastically cheaper for authors and publishers.The power of LaTeX 💪LaTeX is a powerful markup language used primarily by those in the hard sciences--physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians etc. It is immensely powerful for controlling the presentation of documents, however it comes with a steep learning curve. Want to bold text? In LaTeX you need to write \textbf{bold}. Want to italicize text? Write \textit{italicize}.  In the eyes of some researchers that extra control and access to the underlying layer of markup is a benefit allowing the precise control of typesetting at a professional level.  On the converse, many, if not most, might see this as as being too cumbersome for editing and thus will never use it. At Authorea, we believe that there are strengths and weaknesses of LaTeX. We seek to provide a broad spectrum of LaTeX support so that whether you are Donald Knuth himself or someone who thinks LaTeX is a rubber, you can take advantage of Authorea and the power of LaTeX.  Below, we highlight how we are re-positioning and repurposing LaTeX in a way that is accessible to \textit{all researchers}. 🙃 Labeling and referencing figures and headingsLabeling figures and tables is something that is commonly done when writing a research article but how you do this depends upon how you write research articles. If you're writing in Word or Google Docs, you may refer to a figure or table like this:As seen in Figure 1.If you're writing in LaTeX, you will likely refer to a figure in a different way, like this:As seen in Figure \ref{527885}.While this is not a revolutionary change, it makes editing easier if you're working with multiple figures and you need to change the organization of the document around.  On Authorea, labeling and numbering is updated automatically whenever you add, remove, or move a figure or heading. Insert a new figure or move a figure around and they are automatically re-labelled.  This feature is expected in LaTeX (and commonly used) but is difficult to achieve and consequently use in Word.  We've made it easy for researchers that typically write in Word, as well as LaTeX writers, to label and reference any part of a document.More on labels and references here 👈Powerful document exportingResearchers who write in LaTeX not only write differently than most researchers, they also tend to publish and share their work differently.  Indeed, Figure \ref{527885} highlights the differences in pre-printing (self-publishing) between fields where LaTeX is the norm (arXiv) and where LaTeX is largely unheard of (Life sciences). Although there are many issues and reasons for the differences in preprint growth between disciplines, it can't be ignored that LaTeX helps facilitate preprints by allowing researchers to produce professionally typeset documents on their own.
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Josh Nicholson

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Publishing needs to keep up with research writingModern research is written collaboratively, online, and with more accompanying data and media than ever before. The number of collaborators is going up \cite{Adams_2012} and in many cases the time to publish is going up as well \cite{Powell_2016} -- it's truly a time of great change in the research world. At the same time, researchers have more publication options than ever before \cite{Larsen_2010}. The proliferation of publication options means that researchers have endless options for their work. How do researchers choose the best venue for their work? What happens when the first venue declines to publish a piece -- how do the authors find an alternative? How can publishers evolve to these changing demands? Most of the time submission is grueling for authorsAs most seasoned authors know, the submission process is neither easy nor enjoyable. Often there is a long road ahead of submit-reject-reformat-submit-revise-resubmit-proof. It's not fun. One of the most vexing issue for authors is the intense amount of formatting that goes into conforming to a particular journal style. Submission requirements are vastly different from publication to publication and the result is that authors must spend enormous amounts of time preparing manuscripts.Enter AuthoreaAuthorea is an online document editor that is collaborative and format-neutral. Authorea helps researchers write a manuscript in a vanilla style and then output to thousands of styles (see fig \ref{391184}). Authorea users, which number close to 100,000 and are growing daily, may also submit directly to hundreds of journals. 

Adyam Ghebre

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Authorea is an innovative authoring solution that is revolutionizing how authors collaborate, share and write scientific works.We founded Authorea in late 2012 with the mission of accelerating discovery and transparency in research. We’re a group of researchers, like you, who grew frustrated with how cumbersome it was to collaborate with co-authors on research papers. We'd always ask ourselves: Why hasn’t the Internet Age delivered quality collaborative research tools? A few years later, we’ve grown from a handful of researchers to a vibrant and diverse community of 65,000 scholars around the world, and we are making writing and publishing more effective.Here are some of our features: Write.Write in Markdown, LaTeX, HTML, or plain text. We make writing easy and effective for all researchers in whatever medium they choose. Cite.Easily cite any source using our stand-alone citation tool (powered by CrossRed, PubMed and DOI) or by integrating your reference manager with Authorea.Collaborate.Collaborate with researchers working across disciplines, mediums, and continents using the power of git. Every edit you and your colleagues make is recorded and can be undone at any time. You're in control.HostSecurely host all your data in one place and link it to your publications.PublishPublish your work (original research, blog posts, how-to's, essays, etc) as a preprint or as a final version of record. How We Differ From Overleaf and ShareLaTeXThe main difference between Authorea, Overleaf and ShareLaTeX is that when using Authorea, you can write in LaTeX, Markdown, HTML or plain text, whereas with Overleaf and ShareLaTeX, you are limited to only writing in LaTeX and collaborating with other researchers who only work in LaTeX. Authorea is for everybody, and it requires no knowledge of LaTeX or any other markup language which facilitates collaboration. Our HTML editor is a true rich text WYSIWYG editor (What you see is what you get). Here are a few other differences:  Authorea is web nativeShareLaTeX and Overleaf bring the LaTeX desktop experience to the web. You compose LaTeX code in one window pane of the browser, press compile, and generate a PDF in a separate pane. While this writing paradigm is familiar to LaTeX writers (a small percentage of the scholarly community), it is entirely unknown and difficult to grasp for non-LaTeX users (the vast majority of scholars). Authorea has an intuitive interface, similar to most other web applications. Every document you write in Authorea becomes a beautiful webpage.Authorea produces professionally typeset and formatted papers in one click. For many LaTeX users, a major benefit of LaTeX is the fact that it produces professionally typeset documents (PDFs). Overleaf and ShareLaTeX accomplish this in the most traditional way: you write LaTeX starting with a template and then compile a PDF that uses that template styling. Authorea separates format from content. All content created does not have a specific output format. At any point in time, you can export a version of your document (PDF, Word, etc) formatted in the style of your choice (e.g. Nature, Science, APA style, Biomed central, and 8,000 other templates). Why is this important? If you submit a paper to Nature and get rejected, you don’t have to spend a full day reformatting your paper and citations according to, say, Science style. Authorea does it for you in one click.MS Word import and exportSince Authorea is not only for LaTeX users, we allow people to import and export their manuscripts in Word format.Authorea is natively built on Git Our Git back-end has two major advantages: All changes made to Authorea documents are tracked by Git i.e. one of the most robust version control systems. No longer will you need to track changes in Word. Version history of any document is integrated within the document itself. Since every document in Authorea is a Git repository, you can include more than just text and images; you can also include data, code, videos, data visualizations, notebooks, workflows.A data-driven, media-rich platformAuthorea allows you to integrate data, code and all the materials needed to reproduce scientific results. This enables transparency and reproducibility, the very foundations of the scientific method. Authorea can allow the long-awaited leap that will push the scientific paper into the 21st century.Authorea is a social open science platformOverleaf and ShareLaTeX are pure writing tools. On Authorea scholars have profile pages, including bios and statistics. Their institutions also have dedicated pages and collaboration statistics. Authors can keep track of their academic connections and discover new content and potential new collaborators. The best way to get a sense of how Authorea works is by seeing it in action. Schedule a demo by emailing adyam@authorea.com 
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Josh Nicholson

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BROOKLYN, NY, September 12, 2017 -- Authorea, the online document editor for researchers, has partnered with the SSRN, one of the world's leading preprint repositories with recent expansion in the life and physical sciences. The partnership allows researchers to write and edit their documents on Authorea and directly publish their work at SSRN with a few simple clicks.Authorea, launched in 2014, has developed a new way for researchers to write, edit, and collaborate on research documents and today serves over 100,000 researchers from all disciplines.SSRN, launched in 1994, allows researchers to freely share working papers, conference papers, and preprints across 30 disciplines, including Economics, Law, Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, and others. With over 700,000 research papers, it is the second largest preprint server in the world.Gregg Gordon, CEO of SSRN, says, "Authorea has developed a powerful editor for researchers that makes document editing and collaboration easy. We're excited to be working with Authorea to bring a new way of writing and submission to our community of researchers and are keen on advancing this partnership further over time. Authorea is a dynamic tool enabling scholars to easily write mathematical and scientific formulas all in one document without cumbersome formatting often associated with complicated computations."Josh Nicholson, Chief Research Officer at Authorea, says: “We're excited to partner with SSRN to offer a better way for researchers to write, edit, and publish their documents. Authorea was founded to bring document editing into the 21st century and we're happy to partner with SSRN towards this goal."Step-by-step instructions: How to submit to SSRNSSRN Template: https://www.authorea.com/templates/ssrnPress ContactAdyam Ghebre,Outreach, Authorea+1 (646) 598-9285About AuthoreaAuthorea is an online document editor for research and the place where scientific collaboration happens. Authorea is trusted worldwide by leading researchers writing and publishing content in every discipline, from astrophysics to zoology. The online document editor supports a wide range of markup languages and scientific integrations, including the most popular citation management, graphing, and visualization plugins. Authorea is on a mission to accelerate science through a superior web-based research-writing platform that delivers powerful tools and capabilities to researchers.
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Josh Nicholson

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When you think of blogging you might think of a blog for cuddly cats, party parrots, the '90s, or celebrity gossip (we will not link to any of those, except cuddly cats). You probably do not think of ground breaking research, original ideas, and a powerful mechanism for research communication. And while you may be largely right, there is a world of blogging that is extremely important, a community that we wish to empower and serve with our latest feature release at Authorea, scientific blogging. In this post we wish to highlight how blogging can improve research, improve researchers career prospects, and why researchers should use a system designed for research blogging, like Authorea.Blogging as a place for correcting the scientific recordBlogging has proven to be integral towards maintaining and correcting the scientific literature. In fact, in many cases it is blogs and other forums where scientific fraud as well as common errors are first highlighted and ultimately corrected \cite{Yeo_2016}.  Blogging as a place for publishing "grey literature"Blogging allows researchers to post different types of content, ranging from journal clubs, peer reviews, single-figure observations, class essays, opinions, etc. There is a huge value to the research community to share "different" types of content, blogging allows researchers to easily do that. Blogging as a place of public outreachNearly all original peer-review publications are paywalled. Meaning it is difficult, if not impossible, for the majority of the world to legally access scientific research. Blogs, however, are nearly all completely open and accessible. More than that, they are also often times accessible in language. The discoveries and recommendations for which society invests substantial economic and human capital, should be directly disseminated by the people who really understand them, and not by the media and the political class, who often over-hype and in some case even distort the results. Blogging can be the long sought bridge between academia and the general public, something increasingly becoming required by grant agencies.Blogging as a way to advance your careerBlogs are by and large thought of as a distraction from communicating scientific ideas in a way that "counts." However, blogs can in many cases have a much larger impact on your career by providing you a forum to communicate with the world. Not all careers and hirers have such a limited way of thinking as tenure committees. Want to start blogging today? Create a group with us for free here. Want a custom design? Email us at hi@authorea.com 
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Josh Nicholson

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Terrestrial Solar System planets either have high mean molecular weight atmospheres, as with Venus, Mars, and Earth, or no atmosphere at all, as with Mercury. We do not have sufficient observational information to know if this is typical of terrestrial planets or a phenomenon unique to the Solar System. The bulk of atmospheric exoplanet studies have focused on hot Jupiters and Neptunes, but recent discoveries of small, rocky exoplanets transiting small, nearby stars provide targets that are amenable to atmospheric study. GJ 1132b has a radius of 1.2 R⊕ and a mass of 1.6 M⊕, and orbits an M-dwarf 12 parsecs away from the Solar System. We present results from five transits of GJ 1132b taken with the Magellan Clay Telescope and the LDSS3C multi-object spectrograph. We jointly fit our five data sets when determining the best-fit transit parameters both for the white light curve and wavelength-binned light curves. We bin the light curves into 20 nm wavelength bands to construct the transmission spectrum. Our results disfavor a clear, 10× solar metallicity atmosphere at 3.7σ confidence and a 10% H₂O, 90% H₂ atmosphere at 3.5σ confidence. Our data are consistent with a featureless spectrum, implying that GJ 1132b has a high mean molecular weight atmosphere or no atmosphere at all, though we do not account for the possible presence of aerosols. This result is in agreement with theoretical work which suggests that a planet of GJ 1132b’s mass and insolation should not be able to retain a H₂ envelope.
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Matteo Cantiello

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AbstractPreprints are widely acknowledged to be beneficial to the research community. However, the career implications of an author preprinting their work are unclear. Here we discuss the implications of researchers preprinting their work in terms of precedence, visibility and citation impact, and manuscript editing. In short, we show that researchers that preprint their work have a citation boost ranging from 83% to 269% and that preprints can in practice improve your manuscript and that can limit "scooping."What are preprints?Preprints are publication-ready research articles that have yet to undergo peer review and be formally published. They are free, openly accessible, and widely reusable under permissive copyright licenses.  They accelerate research communication by putting dissemination under researcher control. While preprints are widely viewed as beneficial for research and are the norm in certain disciplines like physics, math, computer science, and statistics, preprinting is relatively new in other disciplines, like the life sciences, psychology, sociology and others.  In these fields - that are new to preprints - questions and confusion can arise around preprinting, potentially hampering their uptake and utility.The benefits of preprintingBelow we highlight the benefits of preprinting your work at the individual level in an effort to encourage researchers to take control of their research. This article aims to show that preprinting is not just good for the community, but also good for the individual scientist, as outlined in "The selfish scientist’s guide to preprint posting" \cite{Kriegeskorte}.Preprints allow researchers to claim precedence on a discoveryWith funding rates at an all-time historic low (see figure \ref{849950}) researchers are hyper-competitive in many aspects of their careers. This competition, while good to an extent, can severely limit data sharing and open discussion, two practices necessary for the advancement of research.  One particular fear of researchers is that they might be "scooped," (ie their discovery is shared by someone else first).  

Adyam Ghebre

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Josh Nicholson

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Today's research is truly awesome. Researchers can now analyze and perform experiments that would have been thought impossible only a few decades ago. From the deep sequencing of nearly any animal genome with ease \cite{DePristo_2011} to the discovery of the Higgs Boson \cite{ATLAS_Collaboration_2012}, we are in a period of great innovation and understanding.  And yet, how we share our ideas (i.e. publishing) has not changed very much in nearly 350 years.  In short, scientists are doing 21st-century research, writing on 20th-century tools, and packaging it in 17th-century formats.The fact that research communication hasn't changed in hundreds of years may signal that it works, right? Well in some regards--yes, the work is persistent and we have copies of some of the world's most important ideas (yay librarians!). Yet, in many other regards research communication is failing us: data sharing is rare \cite{Alsheikh_Ali_2011}, the majority of work is hard to access (it's pay-walled) \cite{Bj_rk_2010}, publishing takes months to years to complete \cite{Himmelstein_2016}, and classical peer review does not detect major errors \cite{Smith_2010}. As a consequence, we're now seeing major problems with the reproducibility of findings in disciplines like cancer research and psychology \cite{Begley_2012,eLife_2017,Open_Science_Collaboration_2015}.To understand how we got to where we are today, it is useful to look at the history of research publishing, how and why it got started, and the changes that occured along the way. Here, we outline an very brief history of research publishing, with particular emphasis on preprints, in hopes of providing a stage to discuss what publishing might look like in the near future.A brief history of the research journalThe first journal article, published in 1655, by Philosophical Transactions marked a step towards the formalization of the communication of research in article format \cite{Oldenburg_1665}. As noted in the introductory editorial, research communication was seen as necessary for the advancement of research: "Whereas there is nothing more necessary for promoting the improvement of Philosophical Matters, than the communication of such" \cite{1665}.
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Josh Nicholson

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Hello, and welcome to Authorea!👋  We're happy to have you join us on this journey towards making writing and publishing smoother, data-driven, interactive, open, and simply awesome. This document is a short guide on how to get started with Authorea, specifically how to take advantage of some of our powerful tools. Of course, feedback and questions are not only welcome, but encouraged--just hit the comment icon at the top of the document 💬and join the conversation.The BasicsAuthorea is a document editing and publishing system built primarily for researchers. It allows you to collaborate on documents and publish them easily. Each Authorea document can include data, interactive figures, and code. But first, let's get started! 1. Sign up.If you're not already signed up, do so at authorea.com/signup.  Tip: if you are part of an organization, sign up with your organizational email.  2. First stepsDuring the signup process you will be asked a few questions: your location, your title, etc. You will be also prompted to join a group. Groups are awesome! They allow you to become part of a shared document workspace. Tip: during signup, join a group or create a new one for your team. Overall, we suggest you fill out your profile information to get the best possible Authorea experience and to see if any of your friends are already on the platform. If you don't do it initially during sign up, don't worry; you can always edit your user information in your settings later on.Once you've landed on your profile page (see below). There are a few things you should immediately do:Add a profile picture. You've got a great face, show it to the world :) For reference, please see Pete, our chief dog officer (CDO), below. Add personal and group information. If you haven't added any personal information, like a bio, a group affiliation, your ORCID, or your location, do it! You might find some people at your organization already part of Authorea, plus it is a great way to build your online footprint, which is always good for getting jobs.

Alberto Pepe

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Documenting the context in which data are collected is an integral part of the scientific research lifecycle. In field-based research, contextual information provides a detailed description of scientific practices and thus enables data interpretation and reuse. For field data, losing contextual information often means losing the data altogether. Yet, documenting the context of distributed, collaborative, field-based research can be a significant challenge due to the unpredictable nature of real-world settings and to the high degree of variability in data collection methods and scientific practices of different researchers. In this article, we propose the use of microblogging as a mechanism to support collection, ingestion, and publication of contextual information about the variegated digital artifacts that are produced in field research. We perform interviews with scholars involved in field-based environmental and urban sensing research, to determine the extent of adoption of Twitter and similar microblogging platforms and their potential use for field-specific research applications. Based on the results of these interviews as well as participant observation of field activities, we present the design, development, and pilot evaluation of a microblogging application integrated with an existing data collection platform on a handheld device. We investigate whether microblogging accommodates the variable and unpredictable nature of highly mobile research and whether it represents a suitable mechanism to document the context of field research data early in the scientific information lifecycle.
But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing of a pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammeled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains. 
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Josh Nicholson

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Deciding between Authorea and Issuu? Choosing the right way to publish your content online should be based on what is best for your business. Here are some key comparisons to help you decide:1. Presenting content in HTML or PDFToday, content is primarily read on the web. However, content is still largely created for the printed page. This disconnect has lead to the creation of service like Issu, making it possible to display PDFs online in an embedded container. Authorea, a document editor and publisher was designed to be web-native. Content written and published on Authorea is displayed in HTML as well as PDF. By displaying content in HTML Authorea offers groups the following advantagesAbility to read content easily on mobileAbility to track engagement on contentEnhanced SEO (PDFs are not part of the web, only described on the web)Ability to include interactive figures 2. Creating content automatically or with a design teamMany media companies create content designed for the printer (i.e. they create PDFs). The ability to create beautiful PDFs is possible with the work of designers using Indesign or other tools like Sketch. While a beautiful PDF can be created this way, the design and implementation of custom PDFs is time-consuming with most tools. Authorea, allows groups to set up a variety of custom PDF styles that can be recreated from Word, Google Docs, or and Authorea document with the click of a single button. This is one of the real powers of Authorea, we make it easy to produce content by employing LaTeX "under the hood," the world's most advanced typesetting system. If you want to control every pixel, then you might want to utilize a design team. If you want to produce beautiful reports easily without overhead then Authorea might be your best bet.3. CollaborationAuthorea allows people to collaborate simultaneously on their documents. This means that you don't need to send a variety of different file types back and forth via email. With Authorea you can work on one document to create a beautiful report. In this case, writing is publishing.4. Customizable URL and designCreating a PDF to put online? That necessitates you utilizing an editor (Word or Google Docs), a design application (Sketch or Indesign), and a web host (Issuu, Wordpress, etc.). With Authorea you can write, edit, and publish all from Authorea. We allow groups to fully customize the URL and design of the site to make it easy to incorporate Authorea into the publishing process. In fact, it's so easy that we have effectively made writing the same thing as publishing.

Authorea Help

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SUPPORTED LATEXFEATURES Authorea features LaTeXML for the web view. The continually updated list of packages supported by LaTeXML includes, at the time of writing, 286 class and style files. This is an up to date list. How to include a LaTeX package in your document To add a LaTeX package to your document, follow these instructions. In a nutshell: click on the Document Settings and select EDIT MACROS. What is supported? When writing LaTeX inside Authorea documents (here’s how), the following class and style files _should_ be supported (rendering LaTeX on the web is not easy so we cannot always guarantee everything will work): -- -------------------- ------------------ --------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- AMSAfontencoding AMSBfontencoding AmSTeX.pool BibTeX.pool JHEP.cls JHEP2.cls JHEP3.cls LGRfontencoding LaTeX OmniBus.cls SIunits TeX a0poster a0size a4 a4wide aa aasupport aasmacros.sty aassupport.sty aasms aaspp aastex acronym amssupport amsart amsbook amsbsy amscd amsfonts amsgen.sty.ltxml amsmath amsopn amsppt.sty amsproc amsrefs amssymb amstex amstex.tex amstext amsthm amsxtra apjfonts applemac.def array article attachfile.sty authblk.sty avant babel babel.def balance.sty bbm bbold beton bm book bookman booktabs braket breakurl.sty calc.sty cancel caption.sty ccfonts chancery charter circuitikz.sty cite citesort cmbright color colordvi colortbl comment concmath courier cp852.def crop.sty cropmark csquotes dcolumn deluxetable.sty doublespace dsfont eTeX ellipsis elsart.cls elsart.sty elsartsupport elsarticle.cls emulateapj emulateapj5 enumerate.sty epigraph epsf epsfig epstopdf esint eucal eufrak euler eulervm eurosym.sty euscript exscale fancyhdr.sty fix-cm fixltx2e flafter fleqn float floatfig floatflt floatpag fontenc fontspec footmisc fourier framed frenchb.ldf fullpage gen-j-l gen-m-l gen-p-l geometry german graphics graphicx grffile helvet hepunits here hhline html hyperref hyperxmp ifluatex ifpdf ifthen.sty ifvtex ifxetex inputenc insertfirst instsupport iopams.sty iopart.cls iopartsupport keyval latexml latexsym latin10.def lineno listings listingsutf8 llncs.cls lmodern.sty longtable lscape luximono lxRDFa ly1fontencoding makeidx marvosym.sty mathbbol.sty mathpazo mathpple mathptm mathptmx mathrsfs mathtools mn.cls mn2e.cls mn2esupport multicol.sty multido.sty multirow nameref natbib newcent newlfont.sty.ltxml ngerman nicefrac ntheorem numprint ot4fontencoding palatino paralist pdfTeX pdflscape pdfsync pgf.sty pgfkeys.code.tex pgfplots.sty pgfsyslatexmldriver pifont placeins preview psfig psfig.tex pslatex pspicture pst-grad.sty pxfonts relsize report revsymb.sty revtex.cls revtex.sty revtex3support revtex4.cls revtex4.sty revtex4support rotate rotating rsfs scalefnt setspacing showkeys.sty siunitx slashed slides soul srcltx stmaryd subfig.sty subfigure.sty subfloat supertabular svg svjour.cls svmult.cls svsupport t1enc.def t1enc.sty t1fontencoding t2afontencoding t2bfontencoding t2cfontencoding tabularx tabulary textcomp texvc theorem threeparttable tikz-3dplot.sty tikz.sty times tocbibind transparent ts1fontencoding txfonts type1cm.def ulem units upgreek upref url -- -------------------- ------------------ --------------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------