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Exploring the utility of Academia.edu: a SWOT analysis

Ann E. Williams (Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Information and Learning Sciences

ISSN: 2398-5348

Article publication date: 7 November 2018

Issue publication date: 4 December 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the academic social networking, Academia.edu.

Design/methodology/approach

SWOT analysis is performed to evaluate the platform.

Findings

Academia.edu provides resources that enable scholars to heighten the impact and reach of their research within a digitally networked environment.

Originality/value

This is one of the first studies to evaluate the scholarly merits of Academia.edu.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Rhana Gittens for her research assistance.

Citation

Williams, A.E. (2018), "Exploring the utility of Academia.edu: a SWOT analysis", Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. 119 No. 11, pp. 662-666. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-09-2018-0094

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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