Thing 8 – Academia.edu and ResearchGate

23 Research Things Cambridge

There’s a lot of social media stuff out there, but what about social media dedicated to academic communities? There are currently two main platforms offering services for academics and researchers: Academia.edu and ResearchGate. Both platforms allow for researchers to set up a profile, link to their research, engage with other researchers and follow research outputs in their areas of interest.

These platforms are often compared to Facebook which is a fairly accurate description as they are both run by for-profit organisations and this can cause complications with ownership of research if you do upload your work to their website. However, as tools to promote your work and connect with other people working in your area, both platforms have a lot of offer.

In this video, we will break down the various pros and cons of each platform to help you decide which one might be a good one for you to…

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