A successful academic social network, with 14 million users.
It aims to put researchers in touch with others who have the same interests, grouping them by body, department, and subjects of interest. It also provides access to full texts, specialist mailing lists, and job offers.
Researchers can create a web page about their research, upload work, find colleagues and acquaintances through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Gmail, and follow the work of other researchers.
They can set up alerts for news about their subject or journals of interest.
A social network for researchers, it allows the creation of a profile and access to interest groups, forums, related literature.
It has a semantic search engine for academic journal articles - over 35 million entries, it navigates through internal and external research resources in the main databases (PubMed, CiteSeer, arWiv)
Over 5 million members (including 30 Nobel laureates), 190 countries.
A toolkit for helping to use those kinds of sites more effectively to maximize visibility of research work. Explain your work in plain language - this will make it easier for potential readers to find and understand it.
Use your custom Kudos link to share your work – via email, social media, academic networks or elsewhere - to let people know you have published. Kudos brings together a “basket of metrics” including citations, downloads and Altmetrics (tracking discussion of your work in a range of places including press coverage, social media and government policy.)