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Website provides a hosting service for academic and scholarly journal articles uploaded by authors. The problem is that it accepts articles that are copyrighted. There is no check to confirm open access or Creative Commons licensing. Some articles are even misattributed to people who DID NOT write them! This is misleading, unethical, and possibly illegal. I don't know what percentage of the articles are legitimate. Also, by signing up with an email address to use this website, you will get lots of unwanted spam emails.
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Useful resource for students.
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Better job but need some improvement
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This site appears to suffer from mismanagement thus may be used to promote scientific disinformation. Caution is advised in using this site and service. See: *****
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Hi, everybody Let you have my greetings. Though I am visiting this website "researchgate.net" for the first time, as witnessed by WOT and explained about this site on its page as "ResearchGate a network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, jobs and conferences. All for free." That's why I love this sit. With regards Arefayne Eshete Desta Afar Region, Ethiopia
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Качественный веб-ресурс, можно довериться достоверности контента, потенциально опасных программ не найдено
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bad and unreliable
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reliable resource
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Organization needs to drop the spamming in order to increase my trust rating, which I put on the low end the scale.
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Social community for researchers, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among researchers worldwide.
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My boss got an invitation this morning, allegedly from me. The time this invitation was sent was while I was asleep. I do not remember ever inviting him. I consider this no less than phishing. The website itself looked great, kind of an academic LinkedIn. I get spammed about open positions etc. It's quite annoying, but I guess that if I look hard enough I can unsubscribe from these emails.
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Repeatedly sending random signup invitations from people I don't know because someone, somewhere, had the same last name as me? Seriously? Trying to be the ***** of science site, apparently.
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Statements are often without sources.
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Nice web site with a lot of information about the diferent investigators them research and the citations! Professional and safe, suitable for kids but probably they will not have access
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Пользуюсь этим сайтом, тут безопасно, много полезных функций, смело можно использовать.
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#Science, #Наука .
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Usefull site for scientists but default settings send spam. Some people say RG send unwanted invitations (like Badoo) but I never received such emails.
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A good site for which I have in two years of use found no reason not to trust. A must for open scientists. Erik Maronde
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Useful network for scientists.
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