Should I upload my research to a Social Networking Site or Pure?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: May 16, 2016     Views: 19

Many researchers share their work online through social networking sites such as or ResearchGate. These sites are extremely useful and allow researchers to create their own profiles, promote their work and connect with other researchers. However, you may wish to consider depositing your work in an institutional repository instead of, or as well as, a social networking site.

See our blog on 'Using a social networking site versus using an institutional repository' to find out why.

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