Academia believes that a key part of being a successful academic is having an amazing network. To that end, Academia has continued to expand our ways to connect with other academics. Creating a robust network on Academia is the best way to get Academia's systems to work for you, including finding accurate mentions, showing papers related to your research, and offering new ways to grow your research output.
On your profile, you'll always see all the people that you follow, and that follow you. We'll also offer you suggested followers that we think can contribute meaningfully to your network.
Clicking any of these links will take you to your Network page. Here, we'll display for you the different parts of your network and offer ways to expand it. You can click each sub-heading to see that part of the page. The blue text with the bolded underline shows you which part of the Network page is currently active.
"Followers" are the people who follow you, and "Following" are the people that you follow. Our other two pages, "Suggested for You" and "Your Contacts", will help you expand your network.
First, we'll offer suggestions to you to follow people in a couple of different relationships to you such as:
- People in your affiliations
- People followed by folks you follow
- Authors of papers you've saved to your library
- People who have similiar research interests
We'll also suggest that you connect your Google or Facebook accounts. These connections can make it easier for Academia to automatically built a network that works for you.