Authorea is a collaborative platform where people can write, share and discuss scientific research. Authorea was acquired by Wiley in 2018.
Authorea was created in 2013 by Dr. Alberto Pepe, a Harvard astrophysicist, and Dr. Nathan Jenkins, a UC Berkeley physicist. They met while working at CERN and were disappointed by the slow, inefficient, and obsolete ways by which research papers are written and disseminated. Currently used by more than 80,000 scholars across 70 countries in fields as diverse as physics, astronomy and computer science, Authorea offers users a collaborative online editing platform tailored for academic and technical writing. Its word processor makes adding citations and equations, and formatting references, incredibly simple. Authorea aims to shake up the stale academic publishing industry via an online platform that encourages a more open and transparent dissemination of research results, complete with all the data sources necessary to reproduce them.