Academia.edu: Social network or Academic Network?

@article{Thelwall2014AcademiaeduSN,
  title={Academia.edu: Social network or Academic Network?},
  author={Mike A Thelwall and Kayvan Kousha},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65}
}
  • M. Thelwall, K. Kousha
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Academic social network sites Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and reference sharing sites Mendeley, Bibsonomy, Zotero, and CiteULike, give scholars the ability to publicize their research outputs and connect with each other. With millions of users, these are a significant addition to the scholarly communication and academic information‐seeking eco‐structure. There is thus a need to understand the role that they play and the changes, if any, that they can make to the dynamics of academic careers… Expand
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