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Enhancing your academic visibility & profile: YOU on the internet: Academic profiling

YOU on the internet: Academic profiling

Scholarly collaboration networks, for example ResearchGate, and Mendeley, give you the opportunity to be found, to showcase your interests, your work and yourself and to follow fellow researchers. These networks are also used for sharing and accessing scientific articles.

If you want to share your own work, by uploading the full-text of your publications, please check the website How Can I Share It or SHERPA/RoMEO to find out which version of your article you are allowed to share.

Scholarly collaboration networks

In ResearchGate you can

  • Read and discuss publications
  • Create exposure for your work – at any stage of the research cycle (publications & data)
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues
  • Get stats and find out who’s been reading and citing your work
  • Find research jobs and scientific positions

The profiles are indexed by Google and the full-text publications in ResearchGate are indexed by Google Scholar (please note: the version of the article uploaded by the author in ResearchGate can be an earlier version of the final, published version).

To create an ResearchGate account, click Join for free and enter the requested information. After creating your account, you can complete your profile: add an introduction, your publications, data, topics, interests, skills & expertise, current projects, etc.

ResearchGate shows publications in its publication database matching your name, making it easy for you to populate your publication list. You can also add publications manually. More information can be found on the help page How to add research.

You can follow researchers to get updates on their publications and contributions on ResearchGate. It’s also possible to follow publications, projects and questions.

Please note: content uploaded in ResearchGate is not included in the Unpaywall database. is a platform for academics to share research papers. You can share your research, monitor the impact of your research and track the research of academics you follow.

After creating your account, you can upload your papers, follow researchers or be followed. A number of options, like a personal website, advanced search and advanced analytics, is only available when you subscribe to Academia Premium. 

On you can find an overview of profiles of EUR-researchers.

Please note: content uploaded in is not indexed by Google Scholar and also not included in the Unpaywall database. 

Mendeley is a reference manager. You can use Mendeley to organize your literature and to cite this literature in your own papers and to connect and collaborate with researchers.

With a free account you get 2GB personal storage for personal documents, permission to create 5 private groups of up to 25 collaborators for sharing common documents and 100MB shared web storage across all groups. With one of the paid premium accounts you can buy more storage space and create groups up to 50 collaborators. 

Mendeley also offers:

  • Mendeley Data is a secure cloud-based repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access and cite. As a researcher of the EUR, you can deposit your dataset in the EUR Data Repository (EDR). Datasets in the EDR are harvested by Mendeley Data. 
  • Mendeley Careers: here you can find jobs and upload your cv.

Data from Mendeley is used by by altmetrics providers, like Altmetric and Plum Analytics, to give an indication of the readership: the number of readers and the geographical and demographic breakdown of those readers. 

Please note: beginning in December 2020 Mendeley retired the following features: 

  • Mendeley Feed
  • Mendeley Public Groups
  • Mendeley Profiles
  • Mendeley Funding

More information about these changes to Mendeley can be read in the Mendeley blog and in the Mendeley Support Center.