Introducing our FAQ – Part III

ResearchGate makes it easy to present your publications and share them with others. But how do you find what you need to carry your research forward?

This is one of the questions we answer in our new FAQ that we’re introducing with this series of blog posts. Read part one on adding publications here, and part two on presenting them to your peers here.)

Discovering relevant research on ResearchGate

ResearchGate makes it possible to connect with the people behind the research. Our Publications section enables you to browse through publications from your network, which includes researchers you are following, your co-authors, researchers you cited, researchers who cited you, and department and institution colleagues.

Our publications database contains millions of publications, and is made up not only of peer-reviewed publications, but also non-peer-reviewed publications and supplementary resources, including raw data and results from failed experiments. This provides you with a holistic impression of researchers’ entire output – no matter if their research resulted in a prestigious journal entry or ended up in the rejection pile.

How can I find relevant publications?


Click Publications at the top of any ResearchGate page to go to your Publications Feed. This page gives you an overview of your entire network’s contributions, as well as new publications covering topics you’re following.

You can sort this list by Recently published or Forthcoming. You can also filter and view publications from your co-authors, researchers you cited, researchers who cited you, department colleagues, institution colleagues, and your network. ClickTopics on the right-hand side of your Publications Feed to view the publications that have been tagged with the topics you’re following.

To explore similar research to what you see in your Publications Feed, click on the title of a publication. You’ll then see a list of Similar Publications on the right-hand side of the page.

How do I search for publications on ResearchGate?

Simply type the publication’s title in the search bar at the top of every page on ResearchGate. If the publication doesn’t immediately appear on the displayed list, choose the Publications filter on the right-hand side.

You can also use our Advanced Search to find even more publications tailored to your interests. Just click Publications at the top of any ResearchGate page, and then click Advanced Search in the right-hand column beneath the publications filters. Here, you’ll be able to search publications by keyword, and you can even paste in an abstract to find similar publications to the ones you’re reading.

We hope this blog post will help you to find what you’re looking for on ResearchGate. Our FAQ is a work in progress, so if there’s anything you’d like to see addressed, please let us knowYour feedback is invaluable to us. 

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