What do academic networks offer me?

Social academic networks help you to connect with other students or scientists in your field and share information resources. For example, they allow it to create your own profile, present research projects and upload publications.

Important: Please note the specifications of your publisher on copyright and Green-Open-Access if you want to make your own publications available via a network.

Overview: networks

  • Link:
  • Provider: Academia
  • Costs: Basic version: free, Premium version: $9/month or $99/year (state: 05/2017)
  • Type: social network
  • Description: Academia is a platform through which scientists can share information and research contributions. It offers i. a. the possibility to upload your own documents or to search for articles of other participants.
  • Link: Mendeley
  • Provider: Mendeley Ltd.
  • Costs: basic version: free of charge, premium version: up to 165.00 EUR/year
  • Type: reference management system, social network
  • Description: Mendeley is a world-wide used literature management program, which i. a. can be used to work together with other users.
  • Link: ResearchGate
  • Provider: ResearchGate GmbH
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Type: social network
  • Description: ResearchGate is a network that allows its users i. a. to upload and share publications.
  • Link: Thesius
  • Provider: Thesius GmbH
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Type: social network
  • Description: Thesius is a portal for thesis, doctoral thesis and career. It offers i. a. a research network, in which the own thesis can be presented or the research projects of other users can be researched.

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