Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.

Overleaf is a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas easily online using LaTeX, a comprehensive and powerful tool for scientific writing.

Overleaf has grown rapidly since its launch in 2012, and today there are over 2,900,000 users from over 180 countries worldwide who’ve created over 21 million projects using the service.

Writelatex Limited, the company behind Overleaf, was founded by John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller, two mathematicians who worked together on the pioneering Ultra PRT Project and who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for collaborative scientific writing.

Overleaf is part of Digital Science, who have helped us grow into the company we are today. Digital Science have supported and invested in Overleaf since 2014, and have a mission to help make research more efficient, so there’s more time for discovery.