I’ve found a duplicate research item. How can I merge them?
There are a couple ways why a research item can have multiple publication pages on ResearchGate. This can occur when an author adds a research item that is already in our database, or when more than one author adds the same item. If you have found duplicate research items on your Research tab, please help us merge them by editing the items' details. We automatically merge publication pages where all information is identical, including title, date of publication, author list, and journal.
Research items will not automatically merge if:
You have added both of the research items yourself
All the information on the pages isn’t identical
One of the research items has a DOI
Both items have different DOIs.
Please also note that we don’t merge articles with their linked data or preprints. Since articles and preprints represent different stages of the publication process, we consider these to be separate research items.
If you want publication pages to automatically merge, you can follow these steps to make their information identical:
Go to the research item's publication page by clicking on the title of the research item
Click on More on the right side of the page and select Edit from the dropdown menu
Make the necessary changes
Please note: It can take up to 72 hours for the items to merge.
If you prefer to simply delete one of your duplicate research items, you can find out about your options for removal here.
I have two profiles. Why did this happen and how can I fix it?
Creating multiple accounts normally happens unintentionally. Whether you forgot you had an account or simply signed up again when you got an new email address, if you have two ResearchGate accounts, you can merge them quickly and easily. Merging allows you to transfer all your publications (including their related stats, such as citations and reads) from one account to the account that you want to keep. Some things — like followers, followings, questions, and messages — will not be transferred. When you merge accounts, one of them is removed.
Note: You can only keep an account that you are currently able to access.
Merging accounts is irreversible, so be careful when choosing which account to delete. Here's how you can merge your accounts:
Log in to the ResearchGate account you want to keep
Visit the profile page of your other account
Click on More on the right side of the page and select Report duplicate
Enter the email addresses associated with both of your accounts and click Save.
Your request to merge your accounts will be reviewed and you will receive an email confirmation from us when the merge has been completed.
If you cannot recall the email address associated with your account, please get in touch through our contact form.
I've discovered a page that lists my scientific contributions. What can I do?
When browsing ResearchGate you might come across a page that lists your scientific contributions or those of a colleague or co-author. This is most likely an unclaimed scientific contributions page. These pages typically have a URL in this form: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/firstname-lastname-number.
Unclaimed scientific contribution pages contain bibliographic data of published and publicly available information. One reason they exist is to make confirming authorship and adding publications to your ResearchGate profile page easier.
To confirm your unclaimed scientific contributions page (and all the publications that come along with it), click Are you Firstname Lastname? on the top right-hand side of the page. The unclaimed scientific contributions page will then be merged with your ResearchGate profile.
If you know the researcher who should claim the scientific contributions page, simply click Invite. If they are not on ResearchGate, you will be prompted to enter their email address, which will send an email to them suggesting that the confirm authorship of the unclaimed scientific contribution page.