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Reads is a simple metric to show you exactly how often your work and other people’s publications are accessed onlineresearch is being accessed on ResearchGate, in real time

We count and display the number of reads for each publication on ResearchGate, each question asked in Q&A, every project, and all project updates.

You can find out how many Rmany reads your publications on ResearchGate , project updates, and questions are getting each week, which of your publications are getting the most reads, and which which institutions and  and countries your your reads are coming from. The reads breakdown shows you how Your weekly stats report shows you which of your research items people are reading. You will also see who's been reading your work , and if the researcher permits it, you'll also be able to see exactly who has read your work. This offers a unique opportunity (if the reader is on ResearchGate and allows others to see that they've read their work). This gives you the chance to connect with peers who are interested in your research. 


How are reads calculated?

read is counted when somebody:

  • Reads the full-text or summary of any type of research (e.g., journal article, conference paper, dataset) on ResearchGate
  • Downloads a file hosted on ResearchGate, including direct downloads from Google Scholar and other search engines
Reads are counted

For a publication, a ‘read’ is counted each time someone views the publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure linked to the publication (either directly on the publication page or via the home feed), or views or downloads the full-text, if there is one.  For questions and projects, a ‘read’ is counted each time someone views the question or project page.  A ‘read’ of a project update is only counted if someone looks at that particular project update.   

To show the full reach of your work, we count reads from both logged in ResearchGate members and logged out readers.

To make sure reads gives you an accurate picture of the attention your research is getting, a read isn't counted when you access or one of your coauthors accesses your own publication, when you view your own question or project update, or if you or a collaborator looks at one of your own publicationsprojects. It is also not counted when your work is accessed by an artificial traffic source .

We're continuously working on improving our ability to detect different sources of artificial traffic to make sure we show you accurate metrics. Please get in touch if you notice anything unusual with your stats.

What is the reads breakdown?

 

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The interactive pie chart on your stats page under the section titled Reads breakdown gives you a simple way to see how people are reading your work. There are five types of reads that are presented in the reads breakdown: On-page reads, Summary reads, Private sharesFile downloads, and Figure reads. You can hover your mouse over each of the sections on the pie chart to see more details for each type of read.

 

What are the types of reads in the reads breakdown exactly? 

There are five kinds of reads that can be displayed in the reads breakdown.

On-page reads are counted when a researcher reads a publication on its ResearchGate page.

Summary reads are counted when a publication that is accessed only has metadata available, such as the title, abstract, and list of authors.

Private shares are counted when a researcher downloads a publication after receiving it via the Request full-text button on ResearchGate.

File downloads includes cases when a researcher downloads a publication hosted on ResearchGate, such as from a publication's ResearchGate page, or from a scholarly search engine such as Google Scholar.

Figure reads are counted someone reads a publication's figures directly from its ResearchGate page or directly from the home feed. 

 

(such as a robot or bot).  We're continuously working on improving our ability to detect different sources of artificial traffic to make sure we show you accurate metrics. 

Please get in touch if you notice anything unusual with your stats.

Why have my stats decreased?

Your stats Your stats and those of others may have decreased because we’ve been working extensively to give you a more accurate picture of the attention your research is getting onlineon ResearchGate.

As part of this, we’ve removed we remove traffic from artificial sources from our members’ stats. This means that visits by automated programs like crawlers and bots, which remotely load pages and download content to retrieve information, aren’t counted. Reads also aren’t counted when you access or one of your co-authors accesses one of your own publications, you view your own question or project update, or you or a collaborator looks at one of your own projects.

We're continuously working on detecting unusual patterns of activity that could skew your stats. Please  Please get back in touch if  if you notice anything unusual — we appreciate with your feedbackstats.