Copyright compliance and infringement in ResearchGate full-text journal articles

Impact: Social Impact, Other Impact

Impact story summary

The article presented evidence of copyright infringement by authors as they upload their articles on ResearchGate. The article was featured in multiple news items in top scholarly sources such as Nature News, Science Magazine news, ScholarlyKitech. It has been cited in Wikipedia. More importantly, it has been used as evidence in the court in a lawsuit by publishers against ResearchGate. This was probably the study that triggered legal action by publishers against ResearchGate as it was the first study to present robust evidence. The article has been highly read, cited and shared on social media.
Impact date01 Jan 201701 Jan 2019
Category of impactSocial Impact, Other Impact
Impact levelBenefit

Keywords

  • ResearchGate
  • Copyright
  • infringement
  • authors
  • publishers