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Authorea – demo!

The Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Libraries at Cornell invite you to an upcoming demo on Authorea!



Wednesday, April 30th, 1pm

Clark 701

 All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served


Authorea: write and manage data-driven, interactive scientific articles in a collaborative environment. 

Most tools that scientists use for the preparation of scholarly manuscripts, such as Microsoft Word and LaTeX, function offline and do not account for the born-digital nature of research objects. Also, most authoring tools in use today are not designed for collaboration, and, as scientific collaborations grow in size, research transparency and the attribution of scholarly credit are at stake. In this talk, Aberto Pepe will present an innovative way to collaboratively author on the web data-driven articles — articles that natively offer readers a dynamic, interactive experience with an article’s fulltext, images, data, and code.  He will show how the Authorea platform (, which has been depicted as a hybrid between Google Docs and Github for scientific papers – allows scientists to collaboratively write rich data-driven manuscripts on the web.



Alberto Pepe, Authorea representative

Alberto Pepe is an Associate Research Scientist at Harvard University and the Co-founder of Authorea, an online collaborative platform to write scholarly papers. He recently obtained a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles with a dissertation on scientific collaboration networks. Prior to starting his Ph.D., Pepe worked in the Information Technology Department of CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Pepe holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Astrophysics, both from University College London, U.K. He was born and raised in the wine-making town of Manduria, in Puglia, Southern Italy.


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