# FAQ

### What is Open Review

Open Review is a platform to discuss papers interactively and open to everyone. Never again wondering about an obscure formula or strangely formulated passage!

### Is this platform legal?

Yes! We are sharing solely Open Access material that is available at sources like arxiv.org and Harvard DASH.

### How do I become author of my own paper?

After uploading a paper use the the "Claim Paper" button. We require you to provide us some information, such that we can verify that you are the author. Verification typically happens within a few hours.

### Do you support formulas?

Latex formula typesetting is supported via the Mathjax plugin . You can use $$to type in formulas. For example E = mc^2 renders inline as E = mc^2. And $$E = mc^2$$$$E = mc^2 on an extra line.

### How can I format comments?

We fully support Markdown for formatting of comments, which is explained in more detailed here. The very basics are:
 _italic_ *bold* [link name](link URL) *unordered list item1 *unordered list item 2 *unordered list item 3 1. numbered list item 1 2. numbered list item 2 3. numbered list item 2