RG Reach is a way to gauge the visibility of your work on ResearchGate. It shows you how many unique researchers can get notified when you add new research. The total reach is calculated by adding the number of direct connections you have to the number of people connected to your work through your co-authors and project collaborators.
The higher your reach, the more visible your work will be to others on ResearchGate. Having a higher reach helps you get more reads and citations for your publications and projects.
How is my direct reach calculated?
Your direct reach is calculated based on the number of unique people directly connected to you. This means that someone who is both a co-author and one of your project collaborators will only be counted once.
Here's who is included in the calculation:
- Your co-authors
- Researchers who follow you
- Your project collaborators
- Researchers who follow your projects
How is my indirect reach calculated?
Your indirect reach is calculated based on the number of unique researchers who may be notified when you add new research or update your existing work. It shows the number of people connected to your work through your co-authors and project collaborators.
Here's who's included in the calculation:
- People who follow your co-authors
- People who follow your project collaborators
How can I improve my RG Reach?
Here's the best way to maximize your reach:
Does reach show the total number of researchers who can see my work?
No, reach shows you the total number of researchers who may be notified as soon as you add new work. However, there are many other ways that people beyond your direct and indirect networks can discover your research. Some other ways people can discover your work is when we recommend your research to them based on their skills and interests, or when they find your work by browsing citations and references.