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Editing Your Research Interests

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017 06:13PM PDT

Your research interests are a key part of your profile. Having complete and accurate research interests provides the following benefits to you: 

  • Customizing your newsfeed and showing uploaded works in areas that interest you
  • Showing your name on research interests pages along likeminded scholars
  • Providing viewers of your profile an accurate understanding of where your interests lie

Your first research interest will always show up in your profile.  If you aren't on your profile page to look at this information, here's how to get there.

Users who wish to see your full scope of research interests can do so by hovering over your first research interest and scrolling down if they wish to view the full list. 

Editing Your Research Interests

To add, remove, or rearrange your research interests, hover over "Edit" under your profile information, then click "Research Interests" in the edit menu. 

To Add Research Interests

Begin typing in the text box. If your research interest shows up, click it to have it added to your profile.

If nothing shows up when you type in your research interest, click "Add New Research Interest," type your research interest in, then click "Add." Then, click save. 

To Remove a Research Interest

Click "research interests" in the edit menu. Then, click the "X" next to the research you wish to remove. Lastly, click save. 

To Rearrange Your Research Interests

Research interests can be rearranged to be in order. Your first research interest will always show up on your profile next to your primary affiliation. If you would like change the order of your research interests, simply select "research interests" from the edit menu, and click and drag your research interests until they appear in your desired order. Then, click save. 


Q: I get a "Something went wrong!" error message. 
A:  Try restarting your browser, using a different browser, or restarting your computer. If that still doesn't work, Let us know by clicking here and we'll see what further assistance we can offer. Please include your profile URL in your support request.

Q: I edited my research interests, and they show up correctly in my edit menu, but not in my profile! 
A: This is a known bug, and our engineering teams are currently working on identifying and resolving it. Unfortunately, we do not know when this issue will be resolved. 


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