Linked Questions

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Why are most scientific articles locked behind a paywall?

Can someone give me a legitimate, convincing argument as to why scientific papers should be locked behind subscriptions and paywalls? That unless you happen to be on a campus, you can't get view a ...
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10answers
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ResearchGate: an asset or a waste of time?

There are now may different ways of increasing your research visibility: Google Scholar, laboratory/faculty/industry or even personal websites, LinkedIn, to name a few. In your opinion, how does ...
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5answers
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What should I do if someone is claiming my research on ResearchGate?

I've got a case where 90% of my academic publications are being claimed by a professor at another university with the same name on ResearchGate. I've sent several email requests both direct and ...
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Is there a “Facebook” for researchers? (to collaborate on projects)

I'm writing my PhD-thesis in economics at a fairly small university. Accordingly, there are relatively few scientists in my department. I am planning to write a research paper on a specific topic that ...
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6answers
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Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?

I recently created a profile on ResearchGate. And to add your publications list it requires you to upload the paper. Is it legal to upload published journal articles on public servers, where everyone ...
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1answer
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Does Google Scholar link to post-print PDFs lodged on academia.edu or ResearchGate?

I'm a big fan of how Google Scholar puts links to full text PDFs of journal articles that are indexed on the internet next to the link the publication page of academic publishers. This means that ...
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3answers
997 views

Specifically academic alternative to LinkedIn

It is well-known that LinkedIn is used by scholars too, but I think that the business-friendly structure of your profile-page makes it markedly less suitable for academic purposes. Is there a ...
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1answer
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How can I create a DOI for a paper that was uploaded to arXiv but not published somewhere else?

I wonder whether there is any way to create a DOI for a paper that was uploaded to arXiv but not published somewhere else, and have the DOI points to the arXiv URL (e.g., not pointing to some ...
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2answers
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Should I publish a working paper in several different websites?

I understand that it is a good idea to publish my working papers and preprints so that they are accessible to other researchers. But there are many different ways to do this, e.g: ResearchGate; arXiv;...
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Are papers on Research Gate publicly available?

Do users need an account (on Research Gate) to view papers on the site? Or, are these papers available to anyone who finds the page for a paper (i.e., through Google Scholar)? Doing some investigating ...