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Overleaf
TypeWeb application
Websitewww.overleaf.com

Overleaf, formerly WriteLaTeX[1][2] is an open-source collaborative, cloud-based LaTeX editor used for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents. It partners with a wide range of scientific publishers to provide official journal LaTeX templates, and direct submission links.[3][4][5]

Overleaf was co-founded in 2012, by John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller. Both are mathematicians and were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for collaborative scientific writing.[6][7]

Overleaf is a privately held company run by its two founders. The company received strategic investment from Digital Science in 2014, after being part of the Bethnal Green Ventures accelerator programme in 2013.[8]. Overleaf won Innovative Internet Business at the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards[9], and featured 99th in SyndicateRoom's 2018 list of Britain's top 100 fastest-growing business.[10]

On January 14th 2016, Overleaf founder John Hammersley took part in a Reddit AMA on the r/science subreddit.[11]

On July 20th, 2017, Overleaf acquired ShareLaTeX, to create a combined community of over two million users.[12] Overleaf V2 combined original features from both into a single cloud-based platform hosted at overleaf.com.

In March 2019, Overleaf reached over 4 million users worldwide.[13] Customers include universities, including Harvard[14] and MIT[15], alongside research institutions such as CERN.[16][17]

Overleaf is available as an on-premise solution for enterprise companies. It is locally installed for businesses who want to host their data inside their firewalls on local servers.

See also

References

  1. "Company information". https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/writelatex. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  2. Hammersley, John. "WriteLaTeX is continued Overleaf" (in en). https://www.overleaf.com/blog/190-writelatex-is-continued-overleaf. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  3. "ScholarOne Partner Program". https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/solutions/scholarone-partner-program/?utm_campaign=WOSG_for_Publishers_SAR_Global_2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  4. "New partnership between AIP Publishing and Overleaf provides an enhanced authoring experience". AIP Publishing). 22 October 2018. https://publishing.aip.org/about/news/new-partnership-between-aip-publishing-and-overleaf-provides-an-enhanced-authoring-experience. 
  5. King, George (2 July 2015). "The Overleaf Founder Story". https://www.digital-science.com/blog/news/the-overleaf-founder-story/. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  6. Hammersley, John (10 May 2019). "Interactions: John Hammersley". http://blogs.nature.com/onyourwavelength/2019/05/10/interactions-john-hammersley/. Retrieved 10 January 2020. 
  7. Bethnal Green Ventures. "write latex" (in en). https://vimeo.com/77395389. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  8. Nominet. "Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed" (in en). https://www.nominet.uk/nominet-internet-award-winners-2014-revealed/. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  9. SyndicateRoom and Beauhurst. "Britain's Top 100 fastest-growing businesses 2018" (in en). https://www.syndicateroom.com/guides-and-reports/100-fastest-growing-companies-uk-2018. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  10. "r/science - Science AMA Series: I'm John Hammersley, mathematics PhD and co-founder of Overleaf, here to discuss my transition from academia to industry, to becoming a company founder, Ask Me Anything!". https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/40xfw5/science_ama_series_im_john_hammersley_mathematics/. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  11. "Overleaf and ShareLaTeX join forces to create community of two million". 20 July 2017. https://www.researchinformation.info/news/overleaf-and-sharelatex-join-forces-create-community-two-million. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  12. Hammersley, John (27 March 2019). "Wow—Four million people now use Overleaf!" (in en). https://www.overleaf.com/blog/wow-four-million-people-now-use-overleaf. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  13. "Harvard University on Overleaf" (in en). https://www.overleaf.com/edu/harvard. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  14. "Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Overleaf" (in en). https://www.overleaf.com/edu/mit. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  15. "CERN community can now access Overleaf and ShareLaTeX" (in en). 16 January 2018. https://home.cern/news/announcement/cern/cern-community-can-now-access-overleaf-and-sharelatex. Retrieved 18 November 2019. 
  16. Perkel, Jeffrey (10 January 2020). "Three ways to collaborate on writing: Document-sharing tools for scientists." (in en). https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/three-ways-to-collaborate-on-writing. Retrieved 10 January 2020.