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titleHow do I edit my publication details?

You can edit your research item’s details by following these steps:

  1. Go to the research item’s ResearchGate page by clicking on its title 
  2. Click on the blue arrow at the top right-hand side of the page and select Edit from the drop-down list
  3. Make the necessary changes
  4. Click Save.

Or:

  1. Go to your ContributionsResearch tab and scroll down to the research item
  2. Click on the downward-facing arrow next to Add resources and select Edit
  3. Make the necessary changes
  4. Click Save.

If you’re the creator of the research item and the sole claimant, you can modify the authors instantly. Otherwise, these changes will be reviewed manually and can take a small amount of time to be processed. To edit author names:

  1. Click Edit authors when you’re in the Edit dialog
  2. Update the author information and click Request changes or Save.

Note: Certain types of research cannot be changed to another type, including data and pre-prints. To change the type, you will need to remove the research item and re-upload it as the correct type. Similarly, research with a ResearchGate DOI attached cannot be edited. Instead, you need to remove the research completely, re-upload it with the correct details and then generate a new DOI for it. A DOI is a unique identifier – that’s why any edits after its creation render the DOI invalid.


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titleI have duplicate profiles, how can I merge them?

Duplicate profiles are sometimes created because of the various ways you can sign up to ResearchGate. If you have two ResearchGate accounts, you can merge them quickly and easily. Merging allows you to transfer all your publications (including their related data, such as citations and reads) from your duplicate account to the account that you want to keep. The duplicate account will then be removed.


Please note that removing the duplicate account is irreversible so be careful when choosing which account to delete.


To merge your accounts:

  1. Log in to the ResearchGate account you want to keep
  2. Visit the profile page of your duplicate other account
  3. Visit the profile's Experience tab and select the Report profile buttonSelect More on the right-hand side of the page and select Report profile
  4. In the pop-up window select Report duplicate
  5. Enter the email addresses associated with both of your accounts and select save. 

Your request to merge your accounts will be reviewed and you will receive an email confirmation from us when the merge has been completed.


Please note that profile views, followers, followings, and questions will not be transferred.


For more information about reporting duplicates, see Reporting duplicate publications and profiles


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titleSome publications on my profile aren't mine. How do I remove them?

Here’s how you can remove a publication page and/or full-text from your profile or from ResearchGate entirely:


  1. Visit the ContributionsResearch tab on your profile and scroll down to the research item
  2. Click on the arrow next to Add supplementary resources
  3. Select Remove
  4. Select the relevant option
  5. Select your reason for removing
  6. Proceed by clicking on the relevant button.


Note: If you didn’t create the publication page, you will not have the option to remove it from ResearchGate entirely. You can, however, remove it from your profile. It’s also not possible for you to remove a full-text that has been uploaded by a co-author.

There’s an option to make your full-text private rather than removing it entirely from ResearchGate. This means the full-text will no longer be publicly displayed, but a private copy will be available to you and your co-authors. You must always ensure that you have the right to publicly share or privately store your full-text before doing so. For more information see Am I allowed to share my research on ResearchGate?


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