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Research Impact and Visibility: Day 2: Create Academic Social Media Profile

A guide on tools to promote your research and increase citations

Academic Social Media Profiles

Make a profile on, ResearchGate, AND/OR Mendeley

You know all those things you wish your CV was smart enough to do--embed your papers, automatically give you readership statistics, and so on?, ResearchGate, and Mendeley are three academic social networks that allow you to do these things, and then some.

Perhaps more importantly, they’re places where your colleagues are spending a lot of their time. Actively participating on one or all three networks will give you ample opportunity to have greater reach with other researchers. And getting your publications and presentations onto these sites will make it easier for others to encounter your work. They do this not only through the social network they help you build, but also by improving the search engine optimization (SEO) of your research, making you much more “googleable."

ResearchGate Tutorial

Mendeley Tutorial