I noticed that in the email launch of version 1.0, you mentioned that Manuscripts is "working with" a number of publishers to make publishing easier. Can you expand more on what this means? If I'm planning submitting a publication to one of these publishers, how will using Manuscripts make the publishing process easier (other than the formatting preferences built into Manuscripts).
Collaboration with publishers?
We are working together on a number of fronts:
- Building article type specific manuscript templates for thousands of journals (the 1.1k verified templates in 1.0 are really the tip of the iceberg). This is work that we are largely doing in-house right now, but we are also looking for new publisher partners for building more templates, and are also be opening the templates for crowdsourcing (as we as a two-man band are obviously not going to cover the entire world of science with manuscript templates overnight).
- Allowing for easy posting of your manuscript to language editing services (an important task especially for non-native English writers in certain fields of science).
- Most excitingly, we will be announcing direct in-app peer review submissions into a large collection of journals. Making this possible has been one of the focus areas we have had for the project ever since the beginning some three years ago, and we cannot wait to show you more.
We'll be announcing more news on this front on Manuscripts newsletter, and of course here once the publisher interacting parts of Manuscripts will reach production.
CEO & Co-founder of Manuscripts.app Ltd
The direct in-app peer review submission is certainly what I'd be most excited about. Looking very much forward to the announcement.