European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Overleaf
CERN is providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for all employees who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.
Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services such as Mendeley, Git and GitHub to best fit into your workflow.
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Welcome to your quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below. If you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
- Roland Sipos, a PhD student working on the CMS experiment at the LHC, who talks about his experiences writing his reports and papers on Overleaf.
- Shri Bheesette, who works in the MARS bio-imaging group at the University of Otago in collaboration with CERN and who sees Overleaf as a platform to support long-term knowledge transfer in his group.
We also have over 1,000 LaTeX templates, examples and articles in our gallery, and have featured a selection of relevant templates below to help you get started.
FAQ & Help
What is Overleaf?
Overleaf is an online collaborative writing and publishing tool. It allows you to collaborate online with coauthors and greatly simplifies the process of creating and writing a LaTeX document. Overleaf's custom templates allow authors to submit their papers directly to many journals and repositories via Overleaf, including the arXiv.
How can I sign up for my free Overleaf Pro+ Account?
Simply register for Overleaf using your CERN email address, or add CERN as an affiliation to your Overleaf user profile.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the CERN license?
Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.
Who do I contact if I'd like to add another template to the CERN portal?
Please use our contact form to make your request.
Quick links to Overleaf integration guides
- Linking your Mendeley account, for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.
- Work offline with Git: how to sync your Overleaf projects using Git.
- See also How to synchronize an Overleaf LaTeX paper with a Github repository (external).
- How to create plots and figures with Plot.ly and import them into your Overleaf projects.
- How to make your paper citable and trackable by publishing to Zenodo.
- How to publish your projects on figshare to get an instant DOI.
- How to import your references from Zotero.
- How to setup an auto-backup using Overleaf → Dropbox → BitBucket (external).
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