Publons allows you to create well-formatted reviews using Markdown and can support equations using the mathjax javascript plugin.


Put simply, it enables you to write in plain text and converts it into HTML. The default markdown spec is documented here, and tips can be found by navigating to the Basics tab. 


The mathjax plugin renders LaTeX math commands and is documented here.


Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started:


Preview

While you are writing a review, you can preview it at any time by clicking on the preview tab:

Flicking between the tabs allows you to continuously check your review is formatted as you'd expect.


Details


Images


You can add an image to your review with the following code: 


This is an image:

![Alt text](https://publons.com/static/images/logos/full/blue_white.png "Title")

 

When you save your review, it will look something like:


Note: right now, Publons doesn't host images. We recommend adding images to imgur:

  

![Picture of Richard Feynman](http://i.imgur.com/sw215.jpg "Feynman")

  


Headings


You can create headings within your review using the # icon


Links


You can add a link to your review with the following code:

 

This is a [link](http://publons.com/a/1/).

 

When you save your review, it will look something like:


Tables


You can add a table into your review by using the code below:

 

| First Header  | Second Header |
| ------------- | ------------- |
| Content Cell  | Content Cell  |
| Content Cell  | Content Cell  |

 

It should look similar to this when your review is viewed:


Equations


Publons also supports math equations using the mathjax javascript plugin. This means you can use most LaTeX commands.

For example:

    

Here is an integral:
$$
\int_a^b x^n dx =[\frac{1}{n+1} x^{n+1}]^b_a
$$

You can also render math inline $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$.

   

Renders as:


Attachments


While Publons does not officially support attachments, you are able to link to as many external attachments as you would like.

 To ensure the files you link to are available permanently, we recommend you add them to a service like figshare:

 

This is an [attachment](http://figshare.com/articles/The_Future_of_Academic_Research/871466).