Opportunities and benefits
Using Academic.edu can help you to create profiles that summarise your research, enable you to upload your publications for others to find, help you to find and follow other researchers, and get platform specific metrics that indiciate the readership and reach you have on those sites.
Use with caution
Academia.edu is a business that exists to make money using your products. Using this platform cautiously will help you to avoid any potential reputational damage to your academic profile. If you choose to use Academia.edu to share your research, it's worth considering:
- What will happen to your content if they go out of business?
- If there are any privacy implications
- If you are breaking copyright law
- If this is in conflict with agreements you have with your funder and publisher.
Get started with Academia.edu
Create an account
Build your profile
Go to 'My Profile' to add or change your profile picture and add a biography. From here, click on Edit to add and edit your affiliations, contact details, social profiles, research interests, and to add your CV. From here you can also add, remove or rearrange your profile sections and upload your reseach works.
Before uploading any of your works, use SherpaRomeo to check how your publisher will permit your work to be shared. Click here to use Sherpa Romeo.
Click the button below to email the Research and Scholarly Communication team about social media for researchers.