Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation

« The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional repositories (IRs) for content. This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI). (…) »

source >, Julia A. Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Divana Boukari, Corey Lang, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 5(1). DOI: