Yes, Authorea can be used by students to write class essays, theses, and notes, and by educators for educational purposes. In fact, Authorea is already in use by students at top universities around the world.

If you are a student or educator and you plan to use Authorea for educational purposes only, you get 10 private documents for free. 🎉

Here's how to claim your 10 free private documents:

Make sure you are registered to Authorea with your academic email (e.g. or If you signed up with a different email (e.g. gmail) you need to change your email address and verify it.
Send us a note via the application chat (the chat bubble at the bottom right of the screen) saying: "I am a student/an educator, please give me more Authorea documents"
That's it, we will upgrade your account with 10 private documents, for free.
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