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As Academia.edu Grows, Some Scholars Voice Concerns

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Gary Hall, a professor at Coventry U., questions the for-profit company Academia.edu’s role in academe: "It’s not funding research. It’s not funding universities. It’s inserting itself as an intermediary."
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For Academia.edu, numbers matter.

Numbers are how the website promotes itself — more than 29 million registered users have posted more than eight million academic papers to the site, the "about" page boasts — and numbers are how the site makes...

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