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Questions relating to websites. A website is a location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more web pages.

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Should I send a “cease-and-desist” letter to ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is pretty well placed on Google. But it does not have a lot of contents or active users, despite their constant invitation spam. So they spidered a lot of publications, and provide some ...
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Tool to manage and/or make available a list of my publications on the web?

This some kind of follow up question to How to prevent plagiarism of my papers?, since I've been clearly convinced that it was in my best interest to put my own papers on my webpage. Now, since I ...
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Is it legal to use Sci-Hub in Germany?

I used to use this website to get the research papers that are not freely available online. So, passing the right name of any research work for this Russian website will derive the paper directly to ...
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Why are professors' websites so ugly?

I can't help but notice that even in CS, professors' websites are almost always difficult to navigate, poorly-organized, and just generally hard to look at (poorly-tiled backgrounds, inconsistent ...
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Should I host my academic website under my institution domain or under a domain of my own ?

My institution provides a dedicated storage space to host our academic websites, which is reachable via the institution domain (something like http://people.institution.org/John.Doe/). I try to have ...
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Do academics look down on well-designed academic websites?

Rationally, I should not be concerned about building a well-designed academic website for myself. But academic websites are consistently so visually spare and poorly designed that I would feel like a ...
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Free web hosting for academics

I would like to have a professional academic webpage, and for different reasons, I don't want to use the website of my current workplace (mostly because due to some external factors, it's not ...
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Personal web page vs Academia.edu vs ResearchGate

I will soon finish my PhD and start searching for a post-doc position and I was wondering which web-based solution is the best suited to present myself and my work (I work in plant biology). I see ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

In the My Library of Google Scholar, is there a way to export all of the citations, whether to BibTex or something similar?
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How to archive an academic blog or website?

Academic blogs and websites are emerging as an important component of academic discourse. However, I often lack confidence that the content will remain accessible in the short term (e.g., 5 years) ...
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An invitation from Frontiers (Frontiers Research Topics)

On 13th August 2013 I received the following email. I have cut and pasted it below. I haven't bothered to insert back any of the links, but can do so if anyone is interested. I would not normally ...
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Should I mention my blog in my SOP?

I did a bunch of code projects like implement a algorithm or use the code from a paper on a different dataset. These may not be unique (they may be, but I am not sure). I wouldn't say that these ...
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Creating a community around my research book

I have written a research book on the topic of abstract pure mathematics. Now the book is in review with a scientific publisher. In the book there are some conjectures formulated by myself. There are ...
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Is there a good site for holding online discussions of scientific papers?

Many of my computational scientist colleagues used to use Google Reader to share and discuss new journal articles. The loss of Reader's social features killed that, and we have subsequently tried ...
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Academic home page with low maintenance burden [closed]

It's been mentioned before on this site how important it is to have a webpage. Most academics don't have a lot of experience with web development, and do not realistically have time to learn it and ...
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Why do universities tolerate uploading papers on their websites?

Lots of professors provide their full papers published by scholarly journals on their personal website (in the university official domain). PDF files of their final papers published by different ...
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What contents should I put on my academic website?

I'm planing to setup a personal academic website. From visiting other researchers websites I have a rough idea of the things I want to put on it: - Research interests - List of articles & ...
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Why do faculty use the software “Blackboard”?

It is becoming apparent to me that, outside my field, use of Blackboard and other LMS software is becoming extremely common. Indeed, a rash of technical problems here is making it apparent students ...
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How to get academic search engines only search in open access journals?

Sometimes I work from home, and for security reasons it is not possible to connect to the campus computers. I use Google Scholar for finding papers and so, but from home, most of the journals can not ...
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Should I use a not-self-hosted website for both blogging and collecting academic materials?

Several researchers in my subfield (and in mathematics in general) use not-self-hosted wordpress.com subdomains for their 'professional blog' (to blog about their research, their latest papers, or any ...
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Google Scholar stopped indexing PDFs on GitHub/GitLab Pages [closed]

I self-archive my papers on a personal homepage hosted using GitHub Pages (sulir.github.io). Some time after the page was published, I had my papers properly indexed and displayed in Google Scholar. ...
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How does Google Scholar find papers on personal websites?

Recently, I added a new paper to my personal website, and it appeared on Google Scholar a couple of days later. On my website, all I did was write the name of the paper, together with the authors and ...
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Is there (or should there be) a website to record errors in papers

There are several questions on this site about errors in papers and even the errors-erratum tag. I'm specifically thinking of mathematical errors, where there is an unambiguous mistake, like a wrong ...
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Does a ResearchGate profile count as a “personal website” for green OA purposes?

According to SHERPA/RoMEO, many journals permit post-review preprints to be uploaded immediately to an author's "personal website", but apply an embargo period to "open access repositories" (example). ...
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Online publication system for a journal [closed]

I'm looking for solutions to help modernizing the publication of a scientific journal on the web. Since 2004 we are using a simple but cumbersome method of publication, by crafting html/css files from ...
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What's the point of “CV available on request”?

A certain fraction of personal websites of researchers has a hint along the lines of "CV available on request." I always found that a bit odd. Are there any situations where a researcher ...
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When to label paper as “accepted” on your publication list?

The title basically says it all. At which point in the refereeing process does it become acceptable to mention on my list of publications (e.g. the one on my website) that a paper has been accepted ...
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How necessary is buying a domain when I'm just a graduated student?

I'm a graduated student and about to make a poster for my institution's conference. I would like to have a website so that I can have more space to present in the poster while still have a data to ...