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Asked 5th Jun, 2020

How can we add citation on research gate?

My articles are showing more citations in google scholar, compared to what is shown in the research gate.

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14th Jul, 2022
Abdessamad OUSAADANE
Cadi Ayyad University
I think the citations are added automatically. The author of the paper that cited yours should add the manuscript public or private, so that RG can detect the cited papers.
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31st Oct, 2021
s. M. Akber
Ranada Prasad Shaha University, Bangladesh
I am facing the same problem. Can anyone help to solve the problem?
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6th Jun, 2020
Wolfgang R. Dick
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy
It is not possible to add citations "by hand".
8th Jun, 2020
Mohd Saif Khan
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
Thank you for the timely responses from all of you. I have seen in some of the articles which cited my research (showing on G scholar), are in RG but when I checked their reference list, my article was lying there idle without getting linked (for citation), that is the reason of showing such a low citation number. But, as someone said, wait and watch policy with hands and fingers crossed, will solve the issue. Thanks again for your responses.
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16th Jun, 2020
Nooshin Salimi
Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch, IRAN
Here are the most common cases where citations may be missing:
When citations have incomplete metadata (e.g., publication date, journal, abstract)
When the citing paper is not on ResearchGate
When full-text PDFs are created by scanning a hard copy, we can't extract citations
If you recently added a publication to ResearchGate and notice that citations are missing, please be patient as this can take some time.
2 Recommendations
26th Jun, 2020
Frank T. Edelmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Dear Mohd Saif Khan, I agree with
Saleh Khatib
in that Google Scholar often lists more citations than RG. I also observed the same phenomenon frequently. For more answers on this question please check out the previous discussion on RG which is cited below.
1 Recommendation
16th Jul, 2020
Sundara Siva Kumar v
RG should redesign their AI and algorithm to enable them capture all citations from outside RG, just like Google scholar.
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17th Jul, 2020
Wolfgang H. Muss
Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
Sundara Siva Kumar v : your statement:
"IF THE CITED AUTHOR UPLOAD THE PAPER IN RG THEN AUTOMATICALLY IT WILL BE ADDED." is not quite correct/true.
it should read:
[NB: the following has been edited / corrected for only minor spelling errors and some word omission 2021-05-18, WHM]
>>If RG's >Search Algorithm< captures any identical 'letters' of the name of an existing RG-participant/'member'-Profile, it either will send an automated notification to you (which reads something like: "Your article / publication/etc. recently was cited by... N.N., Publication title, etc... " containing also STATs.),
or
add the publications, but then also the respective ‚citation count‘ automatically to the (unanimously appropriate) name / the profile (accompanied by a corresponding e-mail-notification) . Sometimes you'll be asked (by automated e-mail-notification) about "Is THIS your article/publication (paper)"....<<
At least this is my personal experience.
There always will be a difference in counts among the various systems (GoogleScholars, Mendeley, or even publication organs= Journals Metrics/Stats, etc.).
Such differences might be explained also when considering different notions of the Author(s)‘ names [full or abbreviated first name(s) or / and double last names, like Spanish names, either separated by a hyphen or due to omitting such a hyphen....and other (more non-descript / unremarkable) distinguishing marks in the Authors'- or 'Affiliation' - name lists....].
2 Recommendations
17th Jul, 2020
Wolfgang H. Muss
Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
It happened for sure only "incidentally" that Sundara Siva Kumar v has deleted his former answer #[008] (it was the answer posted before the still existing one above: "RG should redesign...") without further notice right after the posting of my answer #[010] - which mutated therefore now to answr [009]. -
This <sentence>/paragraph added just for the sake of "clearness"...
1 Recommendation
25th Nov, 2020
Elyas Mohammadi
Medical University of Gdansk
Why are some of my citations not shown?
We regularly import citation data from different sources and do our best to ensure accuracy. However, while citations using standard citation styles are usually extracted accurately on ResearchGate, there are some cases where this can be difficult.
Here’s what you can do to help your citations appear on ResearchGate:
  • Make sure the citing paper is on ResearchGate
  • Check to see if the paper has complete and accurate metadata (e.g., publication date, journal, abstract)
  • Make sure any full-text PDFs were not created by scanning a hard copy, as we can’t extract citations from scanned copies
If you recently added a publication to ResearchGate and notice that citations are missing, please be patient as it can take some time to extract all its citations. Please also note that we aren’t able to manually add your citations from other sources, e.g., Google Scholar.
We understand that it's frustrating when citations aren't displayed, so we're always working on new ways to improve how we extract and match citations.
3 Recommendations
9th May, 2021
Durlave Roy
Bangladesh Open University
10th May, 2021
Muhammad Ihsan
University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)
Nice question
4 Recommendations
10th May, 2021
Wolfgang H. Muss
Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
Muhammad Ihsan , so if the Question is 'nice' it would be a 'nice' action to endorse/ recommend the QUESTION of / by Mohd Saif Khan above at POSITION: Recommend...
Anything else worth to add? Any complaint, any interesting story?
1 Recommendation
10th May, 2021
Babak Jamshidi
King's College London
Researchgate calculates based on the files submitted to it. If you want to increase the citation, find the referring files and submit to RG.
10th May, 2021
Shahla Ahmad
University of Mosul
Very Good.... Important question
7 Recommendations
11th May, 2021
Muhammad Arshad
University of Management and Technology (Pakistan)
Give research multi touch
29th May, 2021
Mohammed Faez Hasan
University of Kerbala
Just need time to appear.
2 Recommendations
29th May, 2021
Mushtak A.K. Shiker
University of Babylon
I have the same problem
18th Aug, 2021
Rahul Pardeshi
I have the same problem
18th Aug, 2021
Wolfgang H. Muss
Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
Just to remember: read answer # [012]:
Elyas Mohammadi added an answer - November 25, 2020....
1 Recommendation
25th Aug, 2021
Md Saiful Islam
Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University
Helpful question.
12th Sep, 2021
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
I think google scholar adds all types of citations but research gate shows only conference/ joirnal citations
2 Recommendations
13th Sep, 2021
Ali SAID Almatari
Ministry of education oman
Good Question. I have the same problem
Deleted profile
Good question, I hope someone tell us the answer
5 Recommendations
14th Sep, 2021
Elyas Mohammadi
Medical University of Gdansk
You may want to check my response on 25th of November 2020
2 Recommendations
17th Sep, 2021
انوار الطائي
University of Basrah
Good question
26th Sep, 2021
Hayder Ibrahim Mohammed
University Of Garmian
So far, there is no way to add the citation.
1 Recommendation
1st Oct, 2021
Basil Mohammed Saied
Formerly at University of Mosul
I have the same problem!
3rd Oct, 2021
Doaa M. Zein
Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI)
I have the same problem unfortunately ResearchGate didn't allow to add citation manually
1 Recommendation
4th Oct, 2021
Mostafa Rashdan
Aswan University
You can not even add the journal name manually when you add publication
2 Recommendations
4th Oct, 2021
Wolfgang H. Muss
Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg
Were these matters reported to ResearchGate helpcenter?
Deleted profile
this problem may be occurs due to the difference in search engines of google scholar and RG,
I suggest to allow adding citations manually to overcome this problem.
7 Recommendations
11th Oct, 2021
Shihab Uddin
Bangladesh Agricultural University
I am facing the same problem. Can anyone help to solve the problem?
11th Oct, 2021
Ali SAID Almatari
Ministry of education oman
I am facing same problem
1 Recommendation
11th Oct, 2021
Ali SAID Almatari
Ministry of education oman
I am facing same problem
11th Oct, 2021
Ali SAID Almatari
Ministry of education oman
I am facing same problem . How can i solve this problem
2 Recommendations
Deleted profile
I think, some researchers reported this problem to ResearchGate helpcenter, and if not, how to tell RG about that?
7 Recommendations
12th Oct, 2021
Shihab Uddin
Bangladesh Agricultural University
I have found the fact. It happens when an author does a mistake when writing the references i.e., wrong volume number/issue number/page number/doi number in a article. If the wrong information is once published, it is not possible to correct it. As a result, the author whom anyone cited in a paper, will miss the citation. Another this is that when uploading an article in RG, everyone should properly upload everything (journal name, volume, issue and page number, doi number) and after uploading the article please check the references whether it is showing all the references properly. If it doesn't show the references properly, all the cited articles in that article will miss citation in RG. So, it is the responsibility of an author when citing other, do it correctly.
6 Recommendations
13th Oct, 2021
Hayder Ibrahim Mohammed
University Of Garmian
Litreturly, there is no way to do it, but you can report it to the RG team.
1 Recommendation
20th Oct, 2021
Sotiris Lycourghiotis
University of Peloponnese
I am facing same problem. Τhere are many citation that are not automatically detected.
1 Recommendation
31st Oct, 2021
s. M. Akber
Ranada Prasad Shaha University, Bangladesh
I am facing the same problem. Can anyone help to solve the problem?
12 Recommendations
19th Dec, 2021
Thai-Son Tran
Hue University
I have the same problem. Please provide a solution!
1 Recommendation
19th Dec, 2021
Basil Mohammed Saied
Formerly at University of Mosul
19th Dec, 2021
Vincent O. Nyangaresi
University of Nairobi
It is not possible to add a citation, rather the system picks it automatically once a citing article is uploaded on RG.
4 Recommendations
27th Jan, 2022
Huda M. Mahmood
University of Anbar
I have the same problem. Please provide a solution!
1 Recommendation
3rd Mar, 2022
Khaled Athamena
École Polytechnique d'architecture et d'urbanisme (EPAU)
It is impossible to link the two databases of RG ans GS. For me, the best thing to do is to upload the full-text of your articles and conference papers on researchgate in order to have more visibility on the Net. Google Scholar will update their database automatically.
It worked for me :)
9th Mar, 2022
Abduelrahman S. Mohamed
Central Laboratory Ministry of Science & Technology Sudan
Hello everyone ! Also I have the same issue, I guessed that the article upon uploading it will come with their citations as in Google scholar. Actually I found the citations of my articles in Semantic Scholar. But in my case I edited my name as an author maybe that's why the citations of my research article disappeared.
5th May, 2022
Muhammad Bukhsh
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
I have the same problem. Please provide a solution!
15th Jun, 2022
Ahmed Nawzad Hassan
Erbil Polytechnic University- Kurdistan Region
Unfortunately I have same problem, in google scholar I have 4 citations while in ResearchGate I have only 2, how can update or link between them?
12th Jul, 2022
Naoual Mouhni
EMSI
I have the same problem too. One of my papers has citations on Google Scholar but none on Researchgate. Has anyone found a solution?

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