Research gate

research gate

What is ResearchGate and how does it work?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ResearchGate is a European commercial social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

Is ResearchGate no longer reliable?

^ Memon, Aamir Raoof (December 2016). ResearchGate is no longer reliable: leniency towards ghost journals may decrease its impact on the scientific community (PDF). Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 66 (12): 1643–1647.

What is the difference between academia and ResearchGate?

In 2016 Academia.edu reportedly had more registered users (about 34 million versus 11 million) and higher web traffic, but ResearchGate was substantially larger in terms of active usage by researchers.

How does ResearchGate find a PDF version of an article?

ResearchGate uses a crawler to find PDF versions of articles on the homepages of authors and publishers. These are then presented as if they had been uploaded to the web site by the author: the PDF will be displayed embedded in a frame, and only the button label External Download indicates that the file was in fact not uploaded to ResearchGate.

Why does ResearchGate exist?

We exist to empower researchers. We started ResearchGate in 2008 to address the problems we saw in the way science is created and shared. Our mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.

How do I get Started with ResearchGate?

Getting started with ResearchGate is easy – here’s a quick overview of what to do first: If you havent registered yet, start by visiting www.researchgate.net and clicking Join for free. Once your account is created, complete your profile to start connecting with your colleagues and other researchers around the world.

What has ResearchGate added to the funding service?

We have added to our service information about awarded grants and new funding opportunities, so scientists can discover them easily to find their next possible funding source. Who can access and use Funding on ResearchGate?

Is ResearchGate a big deal for libraries?

In the context of the big deal cancellations by several library systems in the world, the wide usage of ResearchGate was credited as one of the factors which reduced the apparent value of the subscriptions to toll access resources.

What is the difference between academic education and Research Gate?

Academic education is for the educative process for all the members joining with the academic achievement under various part of studies for offending their level & if they desire they may go for research gate Both are useful.

Why are people treating ResearchGate and academia differently?

So why are people treating ResearchGate and Academia.edu differently? ResearchGate are renowned as the ultimate academic spam email machine, often sending unsolicited invitations to be co-author on articles you had nothing to do with, or vague comments about how a grad student from Estonia accidentally downloaded one of your datasets.

What is wrong with ResearchGate?

One over-arching problem here is that ResearchGate and Academia.edu are not accountable to anyone but their shareholders. When questioned about this illegal file hosting, they can simply wave their hands and say it has nothing to do with them and it’s down to the individual choices of their members.

Should I Delete my ResearchGate and academia accounts?

Except that ResearchGate and Academia.edu are free, make no demands on author rights, and certainly do not sell your research articles. But by all means, if this concerns you then delete your accounts. But you should probably also then stop giving your research away for free to private publishing companies too.

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