The RG Score is a metric that measures scientific reputation based on how all of your work is received by your peers. We believe that fellow researchers are the best judges of each other's work, and that all your research, published or not, deserves credit. With this in mind, your RG Score is based on how both your published research and contributions to ResearchGate are received by your peers.
A contribution is anything you share on ResearchGate or add to your profile, from published papers and questions and answers, to negative results and raw data. Our algorithm looks at how your peers receive and evaluate your contributions and who these peers are. This means that the higher the scores of those who interact with your research, the more your own score will increase.
In contrast to more traditional metrics, the RG Score focuses on you, an ever-growing community of specialists, and puts reputation back into the hands of researchers.
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