Getting started with ResearchGate
If you’ve joined ResearchGate and are wondering how to get started, then this is the page for you.What is ResearchGate?
What is ResearchGate?
ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. We help researchers connect and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.
How is it useful?
ResearchGate connects you with content and researchers that you’ll find other researchers, helps you discover content valuable to your own work.Adding work, and lets you make your own research visible. Here's how:
is the first step, and we then
- Connect with colleagues, co-authors, and specialists in your field
- Add your research to your profile
- to make it discoverable by other researchers
- Add your current project to
. You’ll find relevant publications data that other researchers have shared easily accessible from your publication feed. And if you have
- your profile to share updates and get feedback on what you're working on
- Access publications and other work in your field
, you can ask them in Q&A and get them answered by a unique community of experts, as well as sharing your own knowledge and expertise.How to get started
- from your network
- Ask research-related questions
- and get answers from experts
- Share your knowledge and expertise by answering questions
- Get stats on your work and find out who's been reading and citing it
- Explore the latest jobs matched to your researcher profile
- Share your preprints and other early work to get feedback from others before you publish it
Is ResearchGate a publisher?
ResearchGate is not a publisher and does not accept articles or papers for publication. Rather, members can track their publications, store private copies, and make their published or unpublished work publicly available on ResearchGate – if they have the rights to do so.
How do I get started?
Getting started with ResearchGate is easy – here’s a quick overview of what of what to do first:
If you haven't registered yet, start by visiting www.researchgate.net and clicking Join for free.
Complete your profileThe first step is to customize your profile and add your publications and research
to it. Once your account is created, complete your profile to start connecting with your colleagues and other researchers around the world. Here are some tips to get you started:
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- Profiles with a photo receive an average
. Next, add
- views on average, so it’s a good idea to add your photo from day one
- Add your skills and expertise so that other researchers and potential collaborators can
. On top of this, adding
- find out what your work is about
- Add your institution and department
, as will importing contacts from your email address book.Once you’ve
- to help us connect you with people you know on ResearchGate
Once you've set up your profile, go to your Related researchers Related researchers page to find people to follow.
Your publication feed (click on Publications at the top of any page) home feed is where you can 'll discover the latest publications and data from other researchers. Use the filters on the right-hand side of the page to start browsing based on what’s new, your network, or your field of researchresearch and other updates from your network. Simply click Home at the top left of any page to get back to your home feed.
Q&A (click on Q&A at the top of any page) is where you can ask research-related questions and , get them answered by specialists. If , and share your own expertise. If you haven’t got a question right nowto ask, try answering some – it’s a great way to start sharing share your knowledge, connect with others, and identify yourself as an expert in your field. And again, use the filters on the right-hand side to navigate.
For more information on getting started, take a look at the sections on the left-hand side to find out how to sign up and how to best build your network on ResearchGate.