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2 months ago
This is not a credible website for finding journal articles, nor for publishing them. The site name is misleading, as it is not associated with any educational institution.
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3 months ago
A Zero star review is more appropriate for this annoying site. I keep getting spam / scam email from them saying I have been cited in numerous publications, which are all phony. I am not an academic and do not write academic material that would be read by academics. It is impossible to get them to stop sending this junk mail so I just direct it straight to the spam box.
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3 months ago
This site has repeatedly come up in phish/spam sent to me, regarding a bogus citation that "tagged" me as a co-writer. This site has also appeared in scorecard spam on WOT and has engaged in a steady stream of unsolicited spam for more than five years. This site uses deceptive methods to place charges upon the unwary viewer's credit cards as well. See: https://forum.mywot.com/reputation-discussions-f5/academia-edu-scam-spam-rolled-into-one-overrated-s-t97119.html#p278325 Untrustworthy.
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Средней руки сайт для научного общения. Для России проект малоактуален, поскольку подразумевает хорошее знание английского языка. С точки зрения безопасности - на текущий момент безопасен для посещения.
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8 months ago
They are providing pirated materials.
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1 year ago
fake site. redirects
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2 years ago
Oh my god.
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2 years ago
Отличная база научных работ!
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2 years ago
можно найти много полезных документов, но нужна регистрация
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2 years ago
(y)
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3 years ago
stinks
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3 years ago
This site, with which I have never had any connection, has been spamming me regularly informing me of supposed references to me in papers on that site - but it is clear from the spam message body text that the references are simply to my name, and are *very* unlikely indeed to be mentions of me at all, seeing that there is no earthly reason why I'd get mentions in the sort of papers that would be submitted to them, and that there are pleny of other Philip Goddards! So, this is spamming, pure and simple, with attempted deception in claiming in the subject line of each email that the references are to me, when in reality it is just other people with the same name. I wouldn't trust any organization at all, which behaves in this way.
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3 years ago
This garbage site keeps emailing me, telling me that I've "been mentioned" in a paper, then asking for over $100 in order for me to see what it's talking about. I've never been published, there's no reason at all for me to be cited in a paper. Either it's a scam by trying to swindle me out of $100 to see otherwise public information, or it's a scam by *lying* about my name being in an article.
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5 years ago
Privacy risks to view content.
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5 years ago
like to download a pdf but need gmail it a no from me. > see http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/academia.edu/ Safety Reputation 2/26 Domain 1st Registered 1999-05-10 (18 years ago) Server Location Flag (IE) Ireland Safety Scan Report hpHosts Alert View more details... PhishTank Alert View more details...
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5 years ago
Wissenschaftliche Publikationsplattform.
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5 years ago
wtf was soll das: will alle Googledaten von mit haben!
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5 years ago
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/academia.edu/ academia.edu/ Safety Scan Report hpHosts ***** Alert PhishTank ***** Alert
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5 years ago
Got led here by a phishy email, one of the obviously fake mails that use information gathered by web-crawlers to lure people into thinking a real coworker invited them. In my case I supposedly was marked as a co-author of a paper by another co-author of it. So far, so good (as the paper indeed exists, and we both are authors of it). But a real co-author would have at least cited the paper correctly, instead of using an obvious erroneous OCR citation. (I won't copy&paste the erroneous citation here, as I don't want to self-advertise, sorry for the lack of proof... But trust me, it was obviously wrong.)
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5 years ago
The website provides links to sources for potential plagiarists to purchase essays to turn in as their own work to schools. If your child is enrolled in a virtual school program, avoid or block this website so your child will not get expelled. A Google search for terms related to an assignment I was working on pulled up this website in the results. The results specified the course name, and the subject matter for the week.The link leads to a source where a student could purchase the essay. Since this is for a team assignment, any student who uses this method would jeopardize other team members' grades and possible enrollment status at the school.
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