There are many academic and professional networking sites which provide a platform to:
Academia.edu is a for-profit company. It is an academic networking site that allows you to:
For examples see Monash University on Academia.edu
More than 51 million academics have signed up with Academia.edu worldwide.
ResearchGate is a for-profit company. It provides a free social network for scientists in which you can:
ResearchGate has more than 12 million researchers.
SSRN is a global collaborative composed of 24 research networks, which aims to make social science research rapidly available and to facilitate direct communication amongst authors and readers. SSRN is owned by Elsevier.
The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database where you can upload your abstracts, and an Electronic Paper Collection where you can upload your full papers. Registered users can download these for free.
Humanities Commons Network is a project of the office of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association.
It's development was funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network owned by Elsevier.
Employers can post jobs and job seekers can post their CVs. LinkedIn profiles may be ranked highly in search engine results.
LinkedIn users include businesses and individuals who can create profiles and connections to others who may represent their real-world professional relationships.
Users can invite anyone to make a connection. It is recommended that users only accept connection requests from people that they know, or from those for which the connection may be mutually beneficial.
LinkedIn has more than 300 million registered users.
Twitter is a micro-blogging information network that allows users to send and read posts of up to 280 characters, known as “tweets”.
Both individuals and organisations use Twitter to communicate, network and keep up-to-date with their areas of interest. For researchers, Twitter can be used to:
For more information see the Altmetrics guide.
See a list of academic tweeters in your subject area.
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