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About Academia.edu

Academia.edu is a social networking website created by and designed for academics, so that they can have a community which gives them the ability to stay current and plugged in to their fields.

According to their homepage, Academia.edu is “a growing community of 3,982,720 researchers” which hosts over five million unique visitors each month. And unlike traditional social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, the main goal of this website is to allow socialization and sharing within academic fields.

A lot of emphasis is placed on this site being a hub where people can easily post their academic papers, which allows colleagues from around the world to help accelerate the research process.

But Academia.edu also gives their users the ability to monitor “deep analytics” on the impact of their research and track the latest research being conducted in their area of academia they follow.

While current popular networking sites have also helped academics from all over the world connect and communicate, this website is specifically designed for that purpose, which makes it easier to do the type of communicating which these professionals are looking for.

The website is intended to foster a professional and communal environment for networking, listing citations, and file sharing, and keeps academics up to date on the latest people, papers, and talks in their field.

Like other networking sites, this one also provides a mobile app so that you can keep connected at all times and receive updates, in order to better fulfill their promise of keeping academics up to date.

With this type of public sharing, a lot of concern has been voiced about potential copyright issues which may arise from the use of this site and your personal work, but Academia.edu says that they honor and enforce all copyright laws and will remove any files or users which infringe upon these rights.

If you have any experience with this site, please leave your Academia.edu reviews below.

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ACADEMIA.EDU ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES



October9, 2020

They say that they are an Educational Literally
Organization for Knowledge and Culture,
but they violate GDPR and use the articles,
to get information,
for their own interest!
They are FREEMASONS and hidden Sects,
behind FAKE EDUCATIONAL PROFILE,
who want followers,
for ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES!
They use E-mail TRACKING,
to track your E-mails!
STAY AWAY FROM THEM!
They use Lawyers in Cyprus to help these illegal activities!

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Expensive!



March19, 2020

I signed up to find papers about postage stamps. I found a few but I've been barraged with emails about my name being mentioned in papers. I have to switch to premium to see this information. No way, at the price mentioned! I have since unsubscribed to all their emails (and there are many different categories!).

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Help contact from their website is not safe.



January29, 2020

Since I signed up to their website I get emails about all these papers being listed under my name. I have never uploaded any papers on this website and wonder if someone hack my username and password and uploading papers under my account. So I click on the help tab on their website and get this message for my web browser "Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your information from support.academia.edu (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards)." I now feel like they already have.

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Gross infringement of copyright



August18, 2019

Academia.edu is providing a platform for people to post enter textbooks in violation of copyright laws.

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August 29, 2019

Providing a potential platform for doing something wrong is not doing something wrong and, in a free society, even necessary. There are laws for dealing with copyright infringement.

February 21, 2020

If you own a bar and you see someone selling guns or drugs in the bar then it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your bar is not used for illegal activity. The same goes for illegal/unethical activity in online spaces. Academia.edu is not an innocent bystander, IF they are enabling the activity then they are liable.

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I don’t think it’s legit



April19, 2019

They sent ma an email to apply for a grant- The United States if America- “ no matches found” Whaaaaaatttt? Then I put Japan- I don’t think there are any grants- Then they said - “ one paper with your name “ went to see- “ that will be $8.95-whaaaaaatttttt? RIP OFFFFFFFFFF

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June 11, 2019

The below email was sent to your organization on: 20190520

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Value of Academia.edu



November29, 2018

I find it astonishing to read so many negative comments about academia.edu. I know of no other publication that regularly gives me information about other scholars, many of them international, who are writing in some of the same areas that I write.

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March 11, 2019

I uploaded the draft of a paper but it does not show on my page.

Narasingha Sil

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Going to be cancelling my Academia.edu account



July31, 2018

Like others have mentioned, it scams you by claiming things that are not. For instance, 510 mentions. You pay the $79 fee. The mentions are of a Joachim P. Err, my name is Jer H.B. How on EARTH do you confuse those two for each other?!

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February 21, 2020

I agree. I have never published anything, I was on there out of interest and to follow researchers. However, it claims I have 25 publication mentions. The site just generates random data and tries to trick you with it. Complete scam.

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You upload a paper to pay for know who your readers are



May14, 2018

Research, Study and write it on a presentable manner which involves lots of hard work and then you pay to know who are your readers and who have mentioned about your papers. Isn't it a scam ?

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July 31, 2018

It's worse than that. You pay the $79 they insist you need to pay to see their analytics, and then you discover the 510 mentions they claim you have are for one Joachim P. How does that match Jer H.B.? They consider 'the first name is the same letter' enough for a match?!

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