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ResearchGate and Other Academic Social-Networking Sites

K. Bosse and G. Beyer (2014), in German: Dr. Fantastic. ZEIT Campus, 6. See especially:
Was ist der "impact factor"?
Was bedeutet Open Access?
Was bringt "Research Gate"?

Brunel University Library: A social networking site is not an open access repository.

F.K. Espinoza Vasquez and C.E. Caicedo Bastidas (2015): Academic Social Networking Sites: A Comparative Analysis of Their Services and Tools. In PDF, Proceedings of iConference 2015. Newport Beach, USA.

J. Evans (2013), Open Research Exeter: Review of ResearchGate : Pros and cons and recommendations.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Schlaues Netzwerk für die Forschung (in German).

Goethe-Institut: Research-Gate: Das Wissen der Vielen. In German.

The Guardian:
When grades aren't enough: how to sell your academic brilliance (by Charlotte Jones, 2017).
Researchers: it's time to ditch the PDF (by Ijad Madisch, 2015).

C. Hauschke (2016): Artikel bei ResearchGate und Co hochladen: Welcher Verlag erlaubt was? Und wie Open Access ist das eigentlich?. In German, Bibliblog der Hochschule Hannover.

. K. Jordan (2017): Understanding the structure and role of academics' ego-networks on social networking sites. PhD thesis, The Open University.

K. Jordan (2015), SideShare: Academic social networking sites.

K. Jordan (2014), First Monday: Academics and their online networks: Exploring the role of academic social networking sites.

D. Kingsley (2016), SlideShare: Academic Social Network Sites: a rough guide for researchers. Some useful links.

! E. Kintisch (2014): Is ResearchGate Facebook for science?. Science.

A. Kostoulas (2014): ResearchGate? I don't think so. Science.

P. Kraker and E. Lex (2015): A critical look at the ResearchGate score as a measure of scientific reputation. In PDF.

B. Lugger (2012), SciLogs: Ein Vergleich für Forscher unter sich: Der Researchgate Score. In German.

! A. Martín-Martín et al. (2016): Presence of Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Informetrics, Webometrics and Altmetrics in the Google Scholar Citations, ResearcherID, ResearchGate, Mendeley & Twitter.

H. Meishar-Tal and E. Pieterse (2017): Why Do Academics Use Academic Social Networking Sites? In PDF, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.


The New York Times:
A Facebook-Style Shift in How Science Is Shared (by Mark Scott, 2017).
Cracking Open the Scientific Process (by Thomas Linn, 2012).

D. Nicholas et al. (2016): ResearchGate: reputation uncovered. Learned Publishing, 29: 173182.

S. Ovadia (2014): ResearchGate and Academic Social Networks. In PDF, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 33.

Go to: Review.

! M.D. Roblyer et al. (2010): Findings on Facebook in higher education: A comparison of college faculty and student uses and perceptions of social networking sites. In PDF, Internet and Higher Education, 13: 134140.

Jan Söffner (2016), in German: Warum Eine Gebrauchsanweisung. Romanische Studien.

M. Thelwall and K. Kousha (2017): ResearchGate articles: Age, discipline, audience size, and impact. In PDF, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

M. Thelwall and K. Kousha (2017): ResearchGate versus Google Scholar: Which finds more early citations?. In PDF, Scientometrics.
"... ResearchGate found statistically significantly fewer citations than did Google Scholar, but more than both Scopus and Web of Science. Scopus found more citations than did WoS, although this excludes the results for 155 articles not indexed in Scopus ..."

! M. Thelwall and K. Kousha (2015): ResearchGate: Disseminating, communicating, and measuring Scholarship? In PDF, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

R. Van Noorden (2014): Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network. Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. Nature, 512.

! M. Voigt (C. Hauschke) (2016), Biblioblog der Hochschule Hannover: Artikel bei ResearchGate und Co hochladen: Welcher Verlag erlaubt was? Und wie Open Access ist das eigentlich? In German.

! R. Walker and P.R. da Silva (2015): The silent revolution in peer review. Frontiers Blog (Frontiers Communications in Open Science News).

The Washington Post:
Impact factor 911 is a joke (by Andrew Gelman, 2013).

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! ResearchGate.
ResearchGate. In German.
Category:Professional networks.

Min-Chun Yu et al. (2016): ResearchGate: An effective altmetric indicator for active researchers? Abstract, Computers in Human Behavior, 55, Part B: 1001-1006. See also here (in PDF).

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