Academia.edu Raises $11.1M for Open Research Portal
The San Francisco-based company now has 4.5 million registered researchers and 8 million monthly visitors.
[Richard] Price wants to create a different kind of reputation system, taking cues from the follower model that Twitter popularized.
“A core problem for researchers is how to build their brand,” Price said. “To make yourself established in a field, the core way you do that is to share your work.”
“The goal is to have every single science PDF ever written available for free on the Internet and to build a network of scientists interacting with those papers that will change the face of peer review,” the company said of its mission. It’s published 1.6 million papers so far.”
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.