Some academics remain skeptical of Academia.edu

Shawna Wagman, University Affairs, Apr 14, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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"Please, don’t put your papers on Academia.edu," Wolfgang Schwarz writes, arguing according to this article that "He argues that the platform essentially bans access for academics who, for whatever reason, don’t have an Academia.edu account. It also shuts out non-academics." I've been hit with login requirements from both here and its twin, ResearchGate. I don't upload my papers to either site, though they've collected a large body of work by scraping available online libraries.

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