The University of Manchester on Overleaf


The University of Manchester is providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for all faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional accounts provide real-time track changes, unlimited collaborators, and full document history.

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Quick Start

Welcome to the quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below, and if you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!

For Researchers

Find a journal template

Through our partnerships within the publishing community, we provide a selection of academic journal templates for articles and papers. These templates automatically format your manuscripts in the style required for submission to that journal.


Edit in Rich Text mode or directly in LaTeX

Overleaf provides and intuitive and easy-to-use manuscript editor (our rich text mode), which is especially useful if you or your co-authors aren't familiar with writing in LaTeX.


If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you can! Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.


Submitting your articles to journals, repositories and more

You can also submit your paper directly to a number of journals and other editorial and review services via the publish menu in the editor. Simply open the publish menu from any document and follow the appropriate 'Submit to ...' link.


For Teachers

Publishing your projects in the Overleaf gallery

A quick way to share your course templates or lecture notes is to publish them in the Overleaf gallery. You can publish any project from Overleaf to the gallery in just a few clicks.


Demonstrating auto-compile error handling to your students

Auto-compile helps users new to LaTeX to find errors in their syntax quickly and easily, and encourages them to fix them as they go, to produce clean, error-free documents.


Show your class how to turn on track changes for review

Overleaf v2 offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.


Featured LaTeX Templates

Template for submissions to Scientific Reports
Template for submissions to Scientific Reports
This is an article template for new submissions to Scientific Reports. Online and open access, Scientific Reports is a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. This template has been designed in collaboration with Overleaf to make it easier for you and your co-authors to write and submit your papers online. Scientific Reports is accepting submissions from all scientific fields. For more information, please see the information for authors section of their website.
Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) LaTeX template and guide for authors
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) LaTeX template and guide for authors
This is a template and guide for preparing papers for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society using the 'mnras' LaTeX package. See the mnras_template.tex file (included and used by default when opening the template) for a simple template to help you get started. The mnras_guide.tex file (also included) provides instructions for using the additional features in the document class. This is not a general guide on how to use LaTeX, and nor does it replace the journal's instructions to authors.
Oxford University Press
LaTeX Template for PLOS (Public Library of Science) Articles
LaTeX Template for PLOS (Public Library of Science) Articles
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) provides guidelines for the submission of articles prepared using LaTeX. These guidelines include a detailed LaTeX template, which is pre-loaded into Overleaf to help you get started. You can use Overleaf to create and edit your article with nothing to install and no sign up required - simply click the button above to start writing your article using the PLOS template. If you're new to LaTeX, our free online LaTeX course covers all the steps you need to create a complete document in LaTeX with figures, tables and bibliography. PLOS template version 3.5 March 2018
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Springer has provided LaTeX style files and example articles to help you prepare your paper for submission to their journals. This template is for contributions to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) , based on the file from their author guidance page, with llncs.cls v2.20 (10 March 2018). The style files and example paper are pre-loaded into writeLaTeX as a template - you can now create an LNCS-formatted document for editing online simply by clicking the image above. For further information, please see their Information for LNCS Authors page, where you will find guidelines and technical instructions for the preparation of contributions.
From the LNCS guidelines.
Template for Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP)
Template for Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP)
The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) is an international, peer-reviewed, online-only, scientific journal owned by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA - Trieste, Italy) and published by Springer. As of 2014 papers are published according to the gold open access scheme funded by SCOAP3. SISSA is in charge of the peer review and production of submissions, while Springer is in charge of their publication. See the journal website for more information about submission to JHEP.
SISSA Medialab (Uplaoded by LianTze Lim)
AASTeX Template for submissions to AAS Journals (ApJ/AJ/ApJS/ApJL/PSJ/RN)
AASTeX Template for submissions to AAS Journals (ApJ/AJ/ApJS/ApJL/PSJ/RN)
In the abstract update the first paragraph of text to this "The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has developed a markup package to assist authors in preparing manuscripts intended for submission to all the AAS-affiliated journals. The journals are the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), the Astronomical Journal (AJ), ApJ Supplements (ApJS), Letters (ApJL), The Planetary Science Journal (PSJ), and Research Notes (RN). The latest LaTeX classfile is AASTeX v6.3 and it can be obtained here. The sample63.tex template uses this classfile to illustrate some of the newer features for submissions to the main Journals. RN authors can used the rnaas.tex template for the shorter Research Notes submissions. The new “RNAAS” style option should be used to suppress the abstract for a Research Note. Authors should consult the extensive guide for all the features in AASTeX v6.3. Once your manuscript is complete, simply use the "Submit to Journal" option in the Overleaf editor to submit your files directly to the journal for processing. Note that you will still need to log on to the submission site to supply additional meta-data. The editorial office will contact you when your submission has been processed and is ready for further input. If you're new to LaTeX, check out our free online introduction to help you get started, or please get in touch if you have any questions.
American Astronomical Society
European Physical Journal C (EPJ C)
European Physical Journal C (EPJ C)
The European Physical Journal C (EPJ C) presents new and original research results in theoretical physics and experimental physics, in a variety of different article categories, including Regular Articles, Reviews, Tools for Experiment and Theory, Scientific Notes and Letters. Source and instructions: This template was originally published on ShareLaTeX and subsequently moved to Overleaf in November 2019.
Uploaded from ShareLaTeX
Astronomy and Astrophysics Template
Astronomy and Astrophysics Template
A&A LaTeX macro package v9.1 downloaded from
Astronomy and Astrophysics

FAQ & Help

Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or The University of Manchester license?

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I'm new to Overleaf, how should I get started?

We've put together a short How do I use Overleaf help page to give you pointers on exactly that :)

How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?

Here's an FAQ on how to import existing LaTeX documents into Overleaf.

What packages does Overleaf support?

Overleaf supports the packages listed here.

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