Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened? (The Scholarly Kitchen)

Scholarly Kitchen: Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened?. “ResearchGate is under assault. As a scholarly collaboration platform that enables both public and private sharing on a networked scale, ResearchGate is seen as dangerous, not only because it is potentially infringing copyright, but because it is doing so on a massive publisher-independent scale. A group of publishers tried to tame ResearchGate through a proposal that it endorse the STM Voluntary Principles on Article Sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks and implement antipiracy measures, but ResearchGate rejected this proposal. Though ResearchGate now faces the threat of thousands of takedown notices and a lawsuit, it is positioned to emerge at least unscathed, if not strengthened, from these assaults.” The comments are worth a read.