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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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BUYER BEWARE!



April13, 2018

They charge $99 not the $8.99/month advertised and, as said here, they offer no customer service. I wish I'd read these reviews.

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May 23, 2019

They just charged me $99 and I NEVER EVER shared any banking details with them!!! How can that happen? What is my recourse?? Please help!

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"YOU WERE MENTIONED IN A PAPER" SCAM



March21, 2018

TODAY I RECEIVED AN EMAIL F SCAMROM ACADEMIA.COM STATING THAT I WAS MENTIONED IN 7 PAPERS AND 1 BOOK. I SIGNED UP FOR 1 MO AT8.99 PER ONLY TO HAVE MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT BE BILLED FOR 99.99. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THE CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER THEY PROVIDE IS UNMANNED. I LEFT A MESSAGE. I CANCELLED THE ACCOUNT AND NOW I HAVE NO WAY TO REQUEST A REFUND. I WISH TO HAVE A FULL REFUND. I DO NOT LIKE DOING BUSINESS WITH SHADY INTERNET COMPANIES THAT WILLINGLY TAKE YOUR MONEY BUT THEN MAKE YOU JUMP OVER HOOPS TO CONTACT THEM AND GET A REFUND. DO NOT GO FOR THAT SCAM

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Scam... And will send you Scam emails!



December19, 2017

I registered to look at a paper, now I keep getting emails stating that my name was mentioned in papers This website is a scam made to make money off of students and individual in high academia wishing to share research with one another.

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March 10, 2018

Same experience as Michael. I kept getting very annoying emails (because they were outright lies) saying something like, e.g., "five hundred twenty three people" have referenced papers I had written. The "number" changed various times but always in the hundreds.... Problem with this is ... my name is 100% unique and no one else on the planet has the same name. So there could not be any mix up or misattribution. So this was nothing more than a MASSIVE LIE and for what - to get me to sign up for a paid for premium membership. I told them as such several times in emails and each time they replied with an answer that did not address my point/ question - i.e., non answer. This is nothing more than a a techie group to use Big Data group using the power of the internet to harvest your data build an expanded subscriber list with paid memberships and use your information for whatever their purpose ... to capitalize on - I am not clear there is any real product / benefit delivered and they appear to have one purpose ... to make money. Any serious researcher that cannot get published in a peer reviewed journal is their target audience to sign up for a premium paid for subscription. I cannot think of any serious researcher that would want to publish their work on Academica.com. I agree with many of the comments and feel that this "appear to be" a scam. The technology area is weak in regulating this sort of thing but it illicitly harvesting my personal information to make money for purpose should be illegal. Some outfits harvest your information to sell to others (and make money). Such as the websites that gather demographic data or neighborhood addresses/property owners (all public data) and then resell it. such scams need to be regulated.

May 30, 2019

The issue is that you find a LOT of high level scholars on the site, Professors in Universities etc (I know some of them, and they share papers they have published (and reliable - they can be discussed as ever, but they are reliable, and come form conferences, etc.

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