A fork is a copy of a document that includes all of the containing data and version control history. Forking an article copies the document and all of its data into a new document, allowing you to make changes without altering the original.

Authorea remembers exactly at which point in time you ”branched” away from the original article, and we can automatically provide attribution back to the original author, compare different versions of a manuscript, or allow for suggestion-based editing.

Additionally, Authorea allows you to request access to a publicly available document and fork it into your account. Original attribution remains intact, allowing you to build on the work of others.

Forking an article owned by you:

Forking an article owned by someone else:

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