The academic journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has reported on the launch of ResearchGATE in its current issue (30.May 2008). “The fact that millions of people are already connected through Facebook didn’t stop Ijad Madisch from dreaming up a networking site tailored to life scientists and social scientists”, it says. Though ResearchGATE is obviously not the first social networking platform, the article is headed “Pioneers”: We are the first offer truly matching the needs of the scientific community. Science has a worldwide readership exceeding one million.
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