What do academic networks offer me?

Social academic networks are online services that help researchers and students connect with other researchers or students and share information resources.

Use ...

  • the possibility to create your own profile, present research projects and upload publications (respect copyrights!)
  • the possibility to search for other researchers in your field of interest or for publications.


  • 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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