How many scholarly articles are written in LaTeX?

Assuming that a portion of these hard science papers were written in LaTeX (using the percentages of LaTeX penetration from Table 1) we find that **in 2014: 418,732 out of 2,253,230 articles (18%) were written using LaTeX**.

The number of LaTeX articles was calculated as follows:

- Mathematics and Statistics: 151,085 (92% LaTeX = 138,998)
- Physics and Astronomy: 274,287 (60% LaTeX = 164,572)
- Computer Science: 255,916 (45% LaTeX = 115,162)

What do you think? Do you have other ideas on how to estimate how many people use LaTeX? Let me know by commenting on this post.

François Brischoux, Pierre Legagneux. Don’t Format Manuscripts.

*The Scientist***23**, 24 (2009).

Sébastien Maretalmost 3 years ago · PublicI’m surprised by the LaTeX rate for Astronomy & Astrophysics. The main journals (A&A, ApJ, MNRAS) encourage authors to format their manuscript with LaTeX, so I would have thought that the LaTeX rate would be higher than that. Brichoux & Leganeux (2009) say that they selected journal randomly, so there might be a bias here: these journals are not necessarily the major ones.