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Academia, A Social Network For Scientific Studies, Looks To Score The Best Papers

It took three years for Richard Price, a PhD in philosophy, to get a paper published. The slow speed of that inspired him to start what is essentially a social network called Academia, where academi

Academia Pushes A New Kind of Peer Review For Research With ‘Sessions’

For several years, Richard Price has had a quixotic dream to make cutting-edge academic research universally available to everyone. "I want a world where a 19-year-old kid in China can access a pap

Academia.edu Crosses 5M Users And Acquires Plasmyd, A Search Engine For Research Papers

Academia.edu, a social networking platform for academics that's looking to change the way scientific research is shared, just acquired Plasmyd, a search engine and discussion platform for research pap

Academia.edu, The Social Networking Platform For Researchers, Raises $11.1 Million

For about five years, Richard Price and the team at Academia.edu have been quietly building a social networking platform for academics and researchers. For years, it was slow going. It took three year

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

It wasn't until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, th

Academia.Edu Overhauls Profiles As The Onus Falls On Researchers To Manage Their Personal Brands

Even though it's taken for granted that you have to manage your own personal brand on the web, that still isn't necessarily the case in the slower-moving world of academia. But it's starting to ha

Academia.edu Adds Analytics To Bring Transparency To How Research Spreads

Far away from Silicon Valley is another echo chamber in the Ivory Tower, except there's very little transparency there about how content and ideas spread. <a target="_blank" href="http://academia.e

Academia.edu Launches A Directory Of 12,500 Academic Journals

<a href="http://www.academia.edu"><img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/academialogo-1.png" alt="" /></a>As any scientist can tell you, there are thousands of scholar

Academia.edu Raises $1.6 Million To Help Researchers Connect With Each Other

<a href="http://www.academia.edu"><img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/academiaedulogo.png" alt="" /></a>When it comes to academic research, it's easy to think that

Academia.edu: A Geni For Researchers

<a href="http://www.academia.edu"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/academialogo.png" class="shot2" /></a> Collaboration has long been one of the most fundamental compo