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.
track your achievements. On ResearchGate you can also see the people behind the stats, giving you the opportunity to find out more about the people interested in your work and even connect with them.
See who's interested in your work
Stats are not just about numbers: they also represent actual researchers who are interacting with and learning from your research. On your Stats tab, you can see the profiles of your readers (provided that you've both chosen reader visibility settings that show authors when you've read their research), as well as the researchers citing and recommending your work. And you'll get demographic information about your audience by country, institution, seniority, and discipline.
Understand the bigger picture
Your Stats tab provides a range of metrics to help you get a comprehensive overview of the impact of your work.
The Research Interest Score combines, reads, recommendations, and citations to give you a convenient way to help track the impact of your work within the scientific community. You can look at other people's scores to get an idea of their impact too.
We show you citations of your work to give you a more detailed way to understand and track how your work is being referenced by others. You can also see your h-index, which gives you an idea of your impact based on your citations in relation to your publishing activity.
The time it takes for researchers to finally start citing your work can be long — anywhere between several months to several years. This is why reads are a great way to see early interest in your work by both ResearchGate members and non-members. You can also see which of your publications are read the most each week.
Recommendations by other ResearchGate members give you an idea of the relevance of your work and tell you that people find your work useful.
Mentions show you where your work has been talked about online, outside of ResearchGate — such as on blogs, news sites, and Twitter.
Keep up with your stats each week
We provide you with a weekly stats report to help you keep track of your impact. You can access your report directly from your Stats tab – we also notify you each week as soon as your report is ready.
Celebrate your success
We think it's important to stop and enjoy your achievements, which is why we notify you when you reach certain milestones for your stats. It's also easy for you to share your achievements with others via social media, so they can help celebrate your accomplishments with you.
You can get an overview of your stats on your stats page.