RG Score, a metric to measure scientific reputation, was released by ResearchGate, a professional network for researchers.
According to the company, more than 1.9 million scientists currently share papers, publish data, raw, negative or inconclusive data, and engage in discussions on the platform. The RG Score is designed to make those interactions visible and quantifiable. A researcher’s score is calculated based on how the rest of the community interacts with their content, how often, and who it is that’s interacting.
The firm hopes that this process will also help with crediting and transparency for the research process.
ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by the virologists Dr. Ijad Madisch and Sören Hofmayer and computer specialist Horst Fickenscher. The platform is free of charge and ad-free.
- Social Media in Sciences – Interview with R. Luque, Universidad de Cordoba,
ChemViews magazine 2012.
Rafael Luque, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain, shares his experiences and benefits of using social media in sciences