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ResearchGate Alternatives

ResearchGate is described as 'Access scientific knowledge, and make your research visible' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ResearchGate for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Mendeley, which is free. Other great apps like ResearchGate are Google Scholar, Academia.edu, Semantic Scholar and Publish or Perish.

ResearchGate alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ResearchGate.
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  1. Mendeley icon

    Mendeley

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    69 alternatives to Mendeley 

    Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and generating bibliographies with 1GB of free online storage to automatically back up and synchronize your library...

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mendeley simultaneously.
    2.  PDF annotationMendeley support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    Generate Bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
    Annotate PDFs
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    Google Scholar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    21 alternatives to Google Scholar 

    Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and...

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    Most users think Google Scholar is a great alternative to ResearchGate.
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    A great quantity of papers with most papers being free

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    Academia.edu

    19 alternatives to Academia.edu 

    is a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. It was launched in September08, with 31 million registered and over 8 million uploaded texts.

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    Semantic Scholar

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    • Online
    14 alternatives to Semantic Scholar 

    Semantic Scholar (paywall free) is a science publication aggregator that collects citation-data from PubMed, CiteSeer, IEEE etc and rank each article according to the percieved number of impactful citations.

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    Publish or Perish

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to Publish or Perish 

    Publish or Perish (PoP) uses Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, and Web of Science queries to obtain citation information, which is then analysed and converted to a variety of metrics (see Appendix).

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    Crossref

    11 alternatives to Crossref 

    Search the metadata of journal articles, books, standards, datasets & more.

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    Elicit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    10 alternatives to Elicit 

    Elicit is a research assistant using language models like GPT-3 to automate parts of researchers’ workflows. Currently, the main workflow in Elicit is Literature Review. If you ask a question, Elicit will show relevant papers and summaries of key information about those papers...

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    DeepDyve

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Internet Explorer
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    20 alternatives to DeepDyve 

    DeepDyve provides simple and affordable access to millions of articles across thousands of peer-reviewed journals. Content from the world's leading publishers including Reed Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and more.

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    1.  PDF annotationDeepDyve support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Full-Text SearchDeepDyve lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Connected Papers

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    • Online
    8 alternatives to Connected Papers 

    Connected Papers is a unique, visual tool to help researchers and applied scientists find and explore papers relevant to their field of work.

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    PubMed.gov

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    • Online
    12 alternatives to PubMed.gov 

    PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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    many professional papers and studies that can be read for free (full text links available on the site)

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