Academia.edu adds analytics dashboard for research
A new dashboard for research sharing platform Academia.edu is now fully available for members after having spent some time in a beta phase. The analytics dashboard allows for measurement of the reach of academic papers shared on the site by enabling researchers to see who is accessing their research and how it is being referenced.
Metrics available for members to browse include:
- Total profile and research views for each member’s material;
- Information on which search engines have driven traffic to a profile page;
- Details on specific keywords that drive traffic; and
- Breakdowns on which countries’ citizens are viewing specific research.
“Every innovation in the history of medicine and technology has its roots in a scientific paper. If we want the world to move faster, we need to accelerate science, particularly the sharing of scientific research,” said Richard Price, founder and chief executive officer, Academia.edu. “The challenge that academics face today is that they aren’t able to measure their influence on the web and derive professional credit from that influence. With the Analytics Dashboard, we’re giving them the tools to measure the reach of their research on the web and incentivizing them to share their work online.”
More information is available at Academia.edu.