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Are there any statistics about what proportion of published articles/papers and thesis are made with LaTeX or any TeX variant?

It would specially interesting to see statiscs by subjects (math, physics, statistics, computer science, engineering, biology, medicine... or even language, history, psychology)

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    A very optimistic percentage: 29%. Google: Submission guidelines LaTeX: 16.200.000 results. Submission guidelines Word: 55.200.000 results. – Fran Dec 15 '16 at 22:24
  • @Fran: That depends on the domain. In maths, it's 100%, and probably nearly as much in statistics, physics and computer science. Second, there's abias: what is the proportion of submission guidelines for Word and LaTeX? Some journals may accept both. – Bernard Dec 15 '16 at 22:51
  • @Bernard Of course that there are a strong bias in the search and depend of the science field. You know: lies, damned lies ... and statistics. That's why I said "very optimistic" and you pointed the nearly 100% in some fields. I'll sit and watch for something minimally grounded about this issue. – Fran Dec 16 '16 at 0:04
  • I only know that yesterday I fought all day with a Word document that did not want to format as I wanted. Why can't I use LaTeX at work? : '( However, the question is very interesting! I hope someone can answer! – CarLaTeX Dec 16 '16 at 5:34
  • @Fran How do you get those figures?. Anyway this is only for "submission guidelines". In many places you can send articles in any format or in pdf (converted from any source, LaTeX, Word, other) and I don't know if there is a way to know the original format. – skan Dec 16 '16 at 11:24

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