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ResearchGate makes it easy for you to add your publications as well as your unpublished work to your profile. Once you’ve added your publications and research to your profile, they’ll be listed under your Contributions tab.

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 if you wish.

You can add all kinds of research to ResearchGate, including conference papers, raw data, or even negative results. Adding a variety of research is a great way to gain exposure. 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 For unpublished work, select the most applicable type of research from the options shown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 file. You must always ensure that you have the right to upload any file to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see Am I allowed to share my research on ResearchGate?

If the research you wish 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. Unfortunately, it’s not possible for you to change this date later. 

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


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


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

Note: You must always ensure that you have the right to upload any file to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see Am I allowed to share my research on ResearchGate?

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


To make your privately stored full-text public:

  1. Go to your Contributions tab
  2. Click Upload full-text underneath the title of the research item
  3. Choose Share publicly
  4. Select the option to upload the stored research item
  5. Review the upload conditions
  6. Click Upload.

Note: You must always ensure that you have the right to upload any file to ResearchGate before doing so. For more information see Am I allowed to share my research on ResearchGate?

How do I add my journal articles to my profile?  


Many of your publications may already be listed in our database. We group all publications in our database by the author using a name-matching algorithm. To quickly and easily add your publications to your profile using our name-matching algorithm, simply go to your profile and follow these steps:

  1. Click the Add new button at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page
  2. Select Published research and then Article
  3. Select Author match at the top of the dialog box that appears
  4. Confirm authorship of your research by clicking Yes next to any articles displayed that you authored
  5. Click Save to add your publications to your profile.

Note: If you’re having trouble finding your published research, you can also use the search tab.

You can also manually add journal articles to your profile by following these steps:

  1. Click the Add new button at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page
  2. Select Published research and then Article
  3. Select the Manual entry tab
  4. Enter the title of your journal article or upload the full-text to manually add it to your profile
  5. Click Continue
  6. Enter the details about the journal article
  7. Click Finish to add the article to your profile.

Note: You must always ensure that you have the right to upload a full-text of your article before doing so. For more information see Am I allowed to share my research on ResearchGate?

Tip: If you’re using the Manual entry feature to add a journal article, it’s best to use the journal drop-down menu to ensure your article is correctly linked to its journal page on ResearchGate. To do this, start typing the journal name or ISSN in the Journal field and select it from our list of suggestions.

How do I add supplementary resources to my publication pages? 


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

  1. Go to your Contributions tab
  2. Scroll down to the research item you would like to add supplementary resources to
  3. Select Add 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.

Can I add several publications to my profile at once?


Yes. You can add several publications to your profile at once using our Reference manager tool. This tool lets you upload BibTex, RIS, MODS, RefWorks, Refer/BiblX, Dblp, and XML files containing the details of a group of publications you authored. To do so:

  1. Click the Add new button at the top right-hand corner of any ResearchGate page
  2. Select Published research and then Article
  3. Select the Reference manager tab
  4. Drag and drop your file or click Select file to find and upload it. 

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 publications once I've added them to my profile? 


Once you’ve added or confirmed authorship of your publications, they’re listed under the Contributions tab on your profile. You have the ability to filter your Contributions by type (e.g. Projects, Research, Question) using the menu on the right-hand side. If you have made any full-texts publicly available, you will also have the option to filter your research by 'Full-texts'. 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. These changes aren’t saved, so your research will be sorted by newest when you next visit this page.    

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 not yet claimed and added to your profile.  If there’s already an existing publication page for your publication, it may have been created by a coauthor, or by ResearchGate using publicly available information. Proprietary content generally appears on ResearchGate only 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 for the content and looking just above the full-text. If you have concerns that your co-authors may have improperly made full-texts available, you may wish to contact 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 www.researchgate.net/contact

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