The Overleaf editor already provides a word count via the texcount facility, but there may be times when you need to use different options (e.g. for counting characters; without the bibliography, etc.) This example shows how you can execute texcount with your preferred parameters in your project.
LianTze Lim (Overleaf)
Journal Article Manuscript Template
This general template aims to serve as an advanced, feature-filled, place-holder template during the drafting and submission process. It is a general academic article manuscript template, which conforms to general guidelines (double-spaced, Times New Roman, etc.) and can easily be adapted to the exact specifications of any journal's manuscript submission guidelines. It includes some added features such as a cover page, line-numbering, draft watermarks, word count, and highlighting and commenting capabilities.