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What are Mentions?

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 01:34PM PDT
With our powerful Mentions feature, we'll be able to show you where on the site your name has been mentioned. By seeing where you've been cited, you'll learn more about the different ways your papers and your research has been used to grow and evolve your field of research. You might also make new connections and find new colleagues! 

Even better, Mentions doesn't just include paper citations, but will also include other places that you've been referenced. This other group can include more informal references like: 
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conference brochures
  • Tour or layman's pamphlets
  • Forewords & afterwords
You'll need Academia Premium to see your Mentions. Once you've upgraded, you can always view your Mentions by going to www.academia.edu/mentions, clicking here, or clicking "Mentions" in the top navigational bar. 



Your Mentions page will display the name of the paper, the author of the paper, and sometimes the bit of the paper where you're mentioned on your front page. If a Mention is incorrect, you can always click "Hide" in the corner of the Mention. If you want to show your Mentions on your profile and allow other Academia members to see that mention, click "This is Me." 



If you have a very common name, or find that your Mentions are not accurate, we offer a more specific feature that will apply more specific search parameters to our Mentions search. If you see a lot of papers that aren't you, click the "Probably You" button in the top right-hand corner of the Mentions feature. For some names, you may default to the Probably You page. 




Frequently Asked Questions 

None of my Mentions are me! How do I change what name is searched for? 

We'll search for the name you have on your profile, so you want to make sure that accurately matches what you think you'll be cited or referenced as in papers. 

I want to search for more than one name!

Unfortunately, at this time we only provide Mentions display for the name associated with your account. We're looking into adding additional names for Mentions, but this feature is still a work in progress.  However, you can run an advanced search on another name and see what comes up, if you want to view other papers or try out other names. 

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