Researchgate Projects: Unregulated Academic Social Media

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva 1
  • 1 P. O. Box 7, Miki-cho post office, Ikenobe 3011-2, , Kagawa-ken, Japan

Abstract

ResearchGate (RG) is one of the most popular academic social media platforms currently available to scientists. Allowing scientists, researchers and academics (SRAs) to network through the creation of a free account. RG provides a virtually unlimited ability for SRAs to share research, contact each other through an integrated platform and share ideas. In recent times, projects have been increasing in scope and visibility, fortifying the RG network status. This paper examines some of the project-related features at RG and points out, within a wider examination of RG and other SRA-oriented academic social media platforms, the existing benefits and risks. The results of this work will allow SRAs to manage and invest their time in a better way.

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