researchgate was visited regularly by half of those surveyed by nature, coming second to google scholar. 29 percent of regular visitors had signed up for a profile on researchgate in the past year, and 35% of the survey participants were invited by email.
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Review of ResearchGate : Pros and cons and recommendations
researchgate offers the ability to search and filter on a variety of topics: author, institution, journal, publication, and so on. members can request a copy of a paper from the author if it is not freely available. full text publications uploaded to researchgate are indexed by google.
researchgate.net springer nature and researchgate extend content sharing pilot following positive feedback second phase includes testing of enhanced reporting for librarians and addition of springer journals berlin and london, july 11, 2019 – springer nature and researchgate today extend their content sharing pilot.
i don't think having a .edu address is required to sign up, since you can sign up for a research gate account by linking to your facebook, google plus, or by using a gmail address. plus, i have seen "independent researchers" listed on researchgate
managing your email notifications. our notifications are designed to keep you updated about what’s happening in your personal network on researchgate. they also inform you when other researchers take an active interest in your publications or respond to a question you've asked. follow these steps to customize your notifications:
make sure the email did not end up in your junk mail folder; check all of your email folders (some email clients have an automatic filtering option where emails can be sent to different types of folders and are easily hidden) add researchgate to your address book (find out how here)