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Understanding the Terminology

Discovering and requesting research

How to add research

Adding and removing figures

ResearchGate DOIs

Reviewing, featuring, and editing your research

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ResearchGate makes it easy for you to add your publications as well as your unpublished work to your profile. There are two ways to add research to your profile.

  1. Confirm authorship of a publication that already exists on ResearchGate
  2. Create a publication page for your research that's not yet on ResearchGate

You'll find clear instructions on both methods of adding research below. Once you’ve added your publications and research to your profile, they’ll be listed under your Research tab.

You can learn more about what ResearchGate is, the difference between a publication page and a full-text, and what it means to confirm authorship of a publication here.

If you have questions about whether you're allowed to share your content on ResearchGate, see the Copyright section in the Help Center. 

Why is my publication already listed on ResearchGate? 

ResearchGate’s extensive publication database is compiled using publicly available metadata from other literature databases, including repositories that contain publications with a Creative Commons license. It is also contributed to by ResearchGate members.

There may be publications on ResearchGate that you have authored but that you haven't added to your profile.  If there’s already an existing publication page for your publication, it may have been created by a co-author, or by ResearchGate using publicly available information.

In general, proprietary full-text content only appears on ResearchGate when it has been uploaded by an author. So, if there’s already a full-text of your publication available on ResearchGate, the most likely explanation is that it has been uploaded by one of your co-authors. You can identify the name of the uploader by going to the publication page and looking just above the full-text. If you have concerns that your co-authors may have improperly made full-texts available, we recommend that you try contacting them directly.

In some cases, we may make a full-text available where a publication has a Creative Commons license. If you feel that a publication has been wrongly attributed a Creative Commons license, please contact us at

How do I confirm authorship of my publications to add them to my profile?  

As explained above, many of your publications may already be listed in our database. We group all publications in our database by author using a name-matching algorithm. To quickly and easily add the publications we've matched to you to your profile, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to the publication page of a research item you authored
  2. Click on your name below the title of the research item to visit your scientific contributions page
  3. Click Claim your profile at the top right-hand corner to add the listed publications to your profile.

To add one research item that you authored to your profile:

  1. Go to the research item's publication page 
  2. Click the downward-facing arrow underneath the stats on the right-hand side
  3. Select Claim authorship from the drop-down menu.

You will then be able to find the research item listed on the Research tab on your profile.

Note: If you’re having trouble finding your published research, you can try using the search box at the top of any ResearchGate page.

How do I create a publication page? 

ResearchGate members can create publication pages for their content. If you create a publication page for your work, you are completely in control of it. You can edit it at any time, add or remove a full-text, or delete the page entirely.

You can add all kinds of work to ResearchGate, such as conference papers, preprints, or even negative resultsAdding a variety of research is a great way to gain exposure for your work. More exposure leads to more feedback, collaboration, and sharing amongst experts.

To add a publication page to your profile:

  1. Click the Add new button at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page
  2. For published work, select Published research and then the publication type
  3. For unpublished work, select the most applicable type of research from the options shown
  4. Follow the steps for the specific type of research you choose.

Note: When creating a publication page for some types of research (e.g. code), you are required to add a fileYou must always make sure that you have the right to upload any file to ResearchGate before doing so. You can find more information about this in the Copyright section.

If the research you want to add does not fit into one of the available categories, you can still add it by selecting Published research and then clicking the blue Add new format button at the bottom of the list. Research in this category will be labeled as Research and automatically assigned the upload date. Please be aware that it’s not possible for you to change this date later. 

How do I add my co-authors to my publication?

When creating a publication, you can add your co-authors' names to the publication list. In some cases, you can automatically add your publication to your co-authors' profiles, such as when adding researchers who follow you on ResearchGate, who are already listed as your co-author, or who are members of the same institution as you on ResearchGate. In these cases, your co-author's name will be automatically suggested once you start typing, and if they have a profile picture, it will appear on the publication page.

You can still add co-authors that do not fall into these categories, but your publication will not be automatically be added to their profile and if you hover over their name on the publication page, you'll see the message 'Not yet on ResearchGate'. In order to claim authorship of the publication, your colleague will need to click on their name below the publication title or click on the blue arrow to the right of the title and select Claim authorship

If your colleague has not yet claimed authorship of their publication, you can bring this to their attention by using the Share feature. To do so, go to the publication page, then click the blue 'Share' button above the title. Start typing your colleague's name, select the correct suggestion from the list when it appears, and then click Share, or Add message if you'd like to include a note before you share.

How do I add a full-text to my publication page?

Here’s how you can add a full-text to your research item’s publication page:

  1. Go to your research item's page
  2. Click the blue Add full-text button in the top right-hand corner
  3. Choose from either Add full-text publicly or Store full-text privately
  4. Select and upload your file
  5. Review and agree to the upload conditions
  6. If you’re sharing publicly, decide whether you also wish to store a private copy
  7. Click Upload.

Note: You must always ensure that you have the right to upload any content to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see our Copyright section. 

How do I make my privately stored full-text public?

To make a privately stored full-text public:

  1. Go to your Research tab
  2. Click Add full-text underneath the title of the research item
  3. Select Review private full-text

  4. Review the upload conditions

  5. Click Make publicly available.

Note: You must always make sure you have the right to upload any content to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see our Copyright section. 

How do I add supplementary resources to my publication page? 

You can add supplementary resources to your publication pages, such as datasets, raw data, negative results, and supplementary figures. To do so:

  1. Go to your Research tab
  2. Scroll down to the research item you would like to add supplementary resources to
  3. Select Add supplementary resources underneath the research item’s title
  4. Either Drag and drop files into the grey box or click Select files to upload your resources
  5. Edit the title and authors if needed
  6. Tag your resources with topics if you wish
  7. Click Finish to add the resources.

Once added, the file will show up as linked research on the publication page that you added it to, but will be hosted on its own separate publication page.

Note: You must always make sure that you have the right to upload any content to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see our Copyright section. 

Can I add publications in languages other than English?

Yes! You’re welcome to add publications in any language to your profile. 

Where can I find my research items once I've added them to my profile? 

Once you’ve added or confirmed authorship of your research items, they’re listed under the Research tab on your profile. You have the ability to filter your research by type (e.g. Projects, Research, Question) using the menu on the left-hand side. If you select ‘Research’ you can sort your research by newest, oldest, recently added, or title using the ‘Sorted by’ drop-down menu at the top of the list. If any of your research items have publicly available full-texts, you will also have the option to filter your research by 'Full-texts'.  Within that filter, any research items that have a publicly available full-text added by you will have a green message above the title that says ‘You added a full-text to this item’.


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