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Online Academic Reputation Management: Grad Student Workshop

Part 3 in the OGS Becoming a Strategic Scholar Series. This class invites graduate students to map, connect and leverage the various platforms that can document, shape, and convey their respective academic reputations.

ResearchGate.net & Academia.edu

  • Private, for-profit corporation; Academia.edu monetizing a premium membership
  • Most popular author-driven repositories
  • Automated tools for finding new publications and requesting uploads
  • Profile facets: intro, websites, research/publications, interests/skills/topics
  • Social media features: follow researchers, analytics, request uploads, collaborate on drafts, send messages
  • Occasionally subjected to take-down notices from publishers
  • ResearchGate unique features: job search, research question/discussion
  • Academia.edu unique features: grant search, readers, mentions, personal website