August 12, 2019
In the last 12 years the creation of Academic Social Networks has increased, in 2007 it seemed normal to observe the creation of Research Gate as another step in the promotion of social interactions through the web, however, much has happened since that. Research Gate has taken great importance for the number of registered researchers and the possibilities offered as a social network for the academic field for free.
It is not the only network, there are also Academia and Mendeley; as well as scientific production registration networks such as Scopus Author, Google Scholar, ORCID, Redalyc Authors and more recently the migration of the ResearcherID profile to Publons expanding the editorial and arbitration issue, even Microsoft is promoting an academic social network. However, after experiencing them and observing the advantages and disadvantages, is important to describe 8 reasons for which to create a profile in Research Gate:
Remember: it is not just about creating the profile, you need to keep it updated and take advantage of the different tools it provides. Try it!