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Adding my research to my profile


ResearchGate makes it easy for you to add your publications as well as your unpublished work to your profile. To add your research such as journal articles, conference papers, and other publications such as books, chapters, and technical reports, go to your profile and select the type of publication from the drop-down list by clicking in the blue box in the top right-hand corner.

Once you’ve added your publications and research to your profile, they’ll be listed under your Contributions tab.

How do I add my journal articles to my profile?

Many of your publications may already be listed in our database. We group all of the publications in our database by author using a name-matching algorithm. To quickly and easily add your publications using our name-matching algorithm, simply go to your profile and follow these steps:

  1. Click the  button at the top-right hand corner of every ResearchGate page
  2. Select Published research and then Article 
  3. Select Author match at the top of the dialog box that appears
  4. Confirm authorship of your research by clicking Yes next to anything displayed here that you authored 
  5. Click Save to add your publications to your profile.


You can also manually add journal articles to your profile by following these steps:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click the  button at the top-right hand corner of every ResearchGate page
  3. Select Published research and then Article 
  4. Select the Manual entry tab
  5. Enter the title of the journal article you want to add to your profile
  6. Upload a full-text version of your article (optional)
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter applicable details such as the authors, journal name, and publication date
  9. Click Finish to add your article to your profile.


Note: If you’re having trouble finding your published research you can also use the search tab.

Tip: When using Manual entry it’s best to use the journal drop-down menu to ensure your publication is correctly linked to its journal’s ResearchGate page. To do this, start typing the journal name or ISSN in the Journal field and select it from our list of suggestions. 

How do I add other research to my profile?

Adding any type of research is a great way to gain exposure. Additional research can be conference papers, raw data, or even negative results. The more you add, the more exposure your work will receive. More exposure leads to more feedback, collaboration, and sharing amongst experts. 

To upload any kind of research:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click on the Add New button  next to your profile picture in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  3. Select Other and then the type that is most applicable 
  4. For CodeCover PagesExperimental FindingsMethodsNegative ResultsRaw DataResearch Proposals, and Working Papers, you will need to attach a file; other publications do not require a file but we encourage you to add one so that other researchers can better understand your work
  5. Enter the title of your research and click Continue
  6. For Experimental FindingsMethodsNegative ResultsPresentationsRaw DataResearch Proposals, Theses and Working Papers you will need to enter a description of your research; for Conference Papers, please add the name of the conference
  7. Enter the date of your research
  8. Click Finish to add your research to your profile.

If the research you wish to add does not fit into one of the categories above, you can still add it by selecting Add New Format from the list of publication types. Research in this category will be automatically assigned today's date and will be labeled as ResearchPlease note: You will not be able to change the date for any file labeled as Research at a later date. 

How do I add supplementary resources to my publications?

To add supplementary resources to on your publications:

  1. Go to your Contributions tab
  2. Click on the title of the publication you would like to add supplementary resources to
  3. Click Add supplementary resources, which can be found to the right of the item's title 
  4. Either drag and drop files into the gray box or click on Select files to upload your resource
  5. Edit the title and authors if needed
  6. Tag your resource (optional)
  7. Your resource has been automatically saved and you can find it on your publication's page. 

Can I add several publications to my profile at once?

You can add several publications to your profile simultaneously using our Reference manager tool. This lets you upload BibTeX, EndNote, or RIS files containing the details of a group of publications you authored. To do this:

  1. Click the  button at the top-right hand corner of every ResearchGate page
  2. Select Published research 
  3. Select Article
  4. Click the Reference manager tab
  5. Drag and drop your file or click Select file to find and upload it.

Can I add publications in languages other than English?

Yes! You’re welcome to add publications in any language to your profile.

Where can I find my publications once I’ve added them to my profile?

Once you've added or confirmed authorship of your publications, they’re listed under the Contributions tab on your profile:

  1. Go to your profile’s Contributions tab
  2. Select Research from the filters on the right-hand side.

Tip: To find a specific publication, use the sub-filters to filter by publication type. You can then sort by Newest, OldestRecent, or Title using the options at the top of your list.

How do I feature publications on my profile?

You can feature up to five of your publication on your ResearchGate profile:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click anywhere in the Featured publications box
  3. In the box that appears click the + sign next to the publications you want to feature
  4. Click Save to confirm your selection.

How do I remove publications from my profile?

To remove a publication from your profile:

  1. Go to your profile’s Contributions tab
  2. Click on the small arrow below the publication you want to remove and select Remove
  3. Select the appropriate option from the dialog that appears
  4. Click Remove again in the box that appears to confirm your choice.

If you originally added the publication to ResearchGate you’ll also have the option to delete it from our database.

If you need to remove more than one publication, you can do this by going to your Contributions tab and clicking on Edit list above your list of publications.

Why is my publication already listed on ResearchGate?

ResearchGate’s extensive publication database is compiled using publicly available metadata from other literature databases, including PubMed, NASA, CiteSeer, and other repositories that contain publications with the Creative Commons license. It is also contributed to by ResearchGate members.

If a full-text version of your publication is available on ResearchGate, it will usually have been uploaded by one of your co-authors. In some cases we also provide a link to an external source where the full-text has already been made publicly available.