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Go Bachồng khổng lồ the Impact Challenge Table of ContentsWe’ll be honest – we thought long và hard about including this chapter & its activities in the OU Impact Challenge. và ResearchGate both seem attractive to scholars, but they also have sầu their nói qua of disadvantages & downsides.Ultimately, we decided to include this information, because so many of you at OU have sầu accounts on these two sites. A quick search turns up 3,849 OU-affiliated users on and 4,731 on ResearchGate! But instead of diving right into the “how tos,” we think it’s especially important to lớn place these two sites inlớn context and preface them with important considerations.Quý Khách sẽ xem: là gì

Consideration #1: You Are Not the Customer

Similar khổng lồ many of the other academic social networks we cover in the OU Impact Challenge, you are not the customer when you interact with these companies, even though you may feel lượt thích one. Instead, you are the hàng hóa that these services seek lớn monetize and/or “offer up” khổng lồ advertisers. We don’t fault businesses for making money; that is the imperative sầu for them to lớn exist. But we also see và ResearchGate as an extension of those who monetize what many scholars believe sầu should be freely shared.Importantly, if these companies are bought, sold, or go out of business, what would happen khổng lồ the nội dung you’ve sầu placed there? This is one reason why it is advisable lớn first upload items you want khổng lồ giới thiệu – articles, preprints, postprints, conference posters, proceedings, slide decks, lesson plans, etc. – khổng lồ SHAREOK (which we’ll be covering in Chapter 12 of the OU Impact Challenge). Librarians maintain an OU Faculty/Staff Collection and a Graduate Student Collection in SHAREOK where you can deposit your work. The items in SHAREOK are indexed by Google và Google Scholar, so they are searchable, findable, and downloadable by researchers around the world. OU librarians maintain the platform, the content, và the link. Most importantly, maintaining và preserving content is one of the core missions of the OU Libraries. We aren’t going out of business, so your content on SHAREOK won’t go away either.

Consideration #2: You Might Be Breaking the Law

Consideration #3: Understand the Privacy Implications

Finally, some of these sites’ tactics are troubling from the standpoint of privacy và intellectual freedom. Personally và professionally, many find it distressing that a private company, which doesn’t adhere khổng lồ the same professional ethics as librarians & other scholars bởi vì, collects information about who is reading what., in particular, then offers khổng lồ giới thiệu that information with you if you subscribe khổng lồ their “premium service.” And while their analytics dashboard doesn’t reveal readers’ names, it may provide enough information for you to know exactly who read your work.You may decide not to lớn pay for’s premium service, but even so – what you view và download will still be tracked. This may not be troubling lớn you (the “I’m not doing anything wrong, so I don’t care” argument), but we think it sets a bad precedent. What about tracking researchers who study terrorism? Or whistleblowing? Or even climate change? How might people at these academic social truyền thông media companies create profiles và make judgments about you based on what you are reading? And what will they bởi vì with the information they collect, especially if asked for it by government entities?We’ve sầu posted some additional reading và resources below. And we will continue to cover some of these topics in the future, since they are highly relevant to lớn sharing scholarly work. If you’re still interested in and/or ResearchGate after reading these articles, we’ve gone ahead and included those activities further down below. We’ve sầu purposefully kept these activities brief, at least for now. 

Make Profiles on và ResearchGate

You know all those things you wish your CV was smart enough lớn vì chưng – embed your papers, automatically give sầu you readership statistics, & so on? and ResearchGate are two academic social networks that allow you to vày these things and then some.They’re also places where your some of your colleagues are spending their time. Actively participating on one or both networks may give sầu you an opportunity to lớn have greater reach with other researchers. And getting your publications & presentations onto lớn these sites legally will make it easier for others khổng lồ encounter your work. They vì this not only through the social network they help you build, but also by improving the tìm kiếm engine optimization (SEO) of your research, making you much more “Googleable.”Both platforms allow you to bởi the following: Create a protệp tin that summarizes your researchUpload your publications, so others can find themFind and follow other researchers, so you can receive sầu automatic updates on their new publicationsFind và read others’ publicationsSee platform-specific metrics that indicate the readership & reach you have sầu on those sitesLet’s dig into lớn the basics of setting up profiles và uploading your work on these sites.

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Getting Started on

Logon to If you’re a firm believer in keeping your professional online presence separate from your personal one, you’ll likely want to lớn sign up using your OU gmail address. Otherwise, you can sign up using your Facebook or Google profile. From here, you’ll be directed through the basic signup process.


If you can post your article (or your preprint or postprint), upload it khổng lồ by clicking the green “Upload” button near the top of the window & navigating lớn the publication you want lớn upload.Once it’s uploaded, hit the big blue “Continue” button, và you’ll be asked if you’re uploading a published or unpublished work. The title of your publication will then be automatically extracted. Make any corrections necessary to lớn the title, and add co-authors & an abstract. cảnh báo that if your co-authors aren’t already on, the only way khổng lồ add them is khổng lồ provide their email address & will sover them an invitation lớn join the site. Add “research interests,” which are từ khóa that will help others find your publication. Select the type of publication from the drop down thực đơn, & then cliông chồng “Save & Finish.” From there you’ll be taken lớn a full-page ad asking if you’d like to lớn upgrade khổng lồ the Premium version of

Fill Out Your Profile

Now it’s time khổng lồ add your OU affiliation and interests khổng lồ your profile. Adding an OU affiliation will add you lớn a subdomain of which will allow you to lớn more easily find your colleagues. The site will try to guess your affiliation based on your email address or IP. address; make any corrections needed & add your department information and title.Then, add your retìm kiếm interests. These are also important; they’ll help others find you and your work.

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Connect With Others

Now let’s connect with your colleagues who are already on You can either connect your Facebook account or an gmail trương mục to, which will tìm kiếm your contacts and suggest connections.You now have sầu an profile! You can continue khổng lồ spruce it up by adding more publications, as well as adding a phokhổng lồ of yourself, other research interests and publications, and connecting your Academia profile to the other services we’ve covered lượt thích ORCiD, GoogleScholar, Twitter, và LinkedIn. See how this might be coming together?!? Homework


Make a Profile on ResearchGate

Next, we’ll help you with the other major player in the scholarly social network space, ResearchGate. ResearchGate claims 15 million users, and it will help you connect with many researchers who aren’t on It can also help you understvà your readers through platform-specific metrics, & confirm your status as a helpful expert in your field with their “Q&A” feature.Given ResearchGate’s similarity khổng lồ, we won’t rehash the basics of setting up a profile và getting your publications online. Go ahead & sign up, mix up your trương mục (rethành viên khổng lồ add detailed affiliation information & a photo), and add a publication or two.Got your basic profile up and running? Great! Let’s drill down into lớn those three chất lượng features of ResearchGate.

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Find other researchers & publications

Finding other researchers and publications on ResearchGate works a bit differently than on ResearchGate automatically suggests retìm kiếm interests và connections for you based on who you’ve cited, who you follow and what discipline you selected when setting up your profile.Therefore, key to lớn creating a robust network is uploading papers with citations to lớn be text-mined & searching for & following other researchers in your field. Until you’ve sầu done this, ResearchGate can be a bit of a struggle khổng lồ use effectively.Searching for other researchers in your field is easy: use the tìm kiếm bar at the top of the screen và type in your colleague’s name. Cliông xã on your colleague’s name in the tìm kiếm results to be taken lớn their profile, where you can explore their publications, co-authors, and so on, & also follow them lớn receive updates và suggestions for similar scholars. Here we’ve searched for và found Carl Dahlman: ResearchGate also text-mines the publications you’ve sầu uploaded to lớn find out who you’ve cited. Using that information, they add both researchers you’ve sầu cited & those who have sầu cited you khổng lồ your network. Your network also includes colleagues from your department & institution. You can view & interact with your network down the right side of your protệp tin page where you’ll see them broken up into: FollowingFollowersCited ByCitesTop co-authorsAgain, you must actively follow others và upload your work in order for your network lớn appear in this way. Clichồng on the xanh “Follow” to follow a scholar whose work you already know. Or click on the author’s name to be taken to their protệp tin. On the author’s profile you can explore their publications, & if you find an interesting one just cliông xã the paper title khổng lồ read the paper. This makes adding new colleague to lớn your network a snap và finding new papers a breeze!

ResearchGate Score & Stats

If you’re inlớn metrics, the ResearchGate score và stats offer lots khổng lồ explore. The ResearchGate score is an indicator of your engagement on the site: the more publications & followers you have, plus the more questions you ask & answer, all add up to your score. We’ll use Carl Dahlman’s profile as an example again:


We’ve sầu covered many of the limitations of và ResearchGate in the first section of this chapter. But there is yet another one. It has been pointed out that & ResearchGate are information silos – you put information and effort into lớn the site, but you can’t easily extract & reuse it later. This is absolutely correct. That’s a big downside of these services & a great reason to make sure you’ve sầu claimed your ORCiD in Chapter 1.One solution to this drawbaông xã (& the ones mentioned above) is lớn limit the amount of time you spend adding new nội dung lớn your profiles on these sites, & instead use them as a kind of “landing page” that can simply help others find you và three or four of your most important publications. Even if you don’t have sầu all your publications on either site, their social networking features may still be useful to lớn make connections & increase readership for your most important work.

ResearchGate Homework

Set up your ResearchGate protệp tin & add at least three publications you think deserve attention. Next, search for at least five colleagues or well-known scholars in your field and follow each of them. Once you’ve established a network, take 10 minutes to lớn explore them & their publications.Next, try out a broader tìm kiếm in ResearchGate by searching for a key word in your discipline. Below, we searched for “ocean acoustic environment” and found researchers, publications, projects, questions, & more: