Academia.edu is a social networking platform for academics.
Its mission is to provide a system for scientists to share their results, independently of the current journal system.
You can use Academia.edu to:
Academia.edu profiles often appear high in Google searches, so a profile can be a great way to promote your research.
Full-text publications uploaded to Academia.edu profiles are indexed by Google Scholar.
Please note: even though its domain name has the extension: '.edu', Academia.edu is a for-profit company.
Before you create an Academia.edu profile or upload any publications you should consider the risks and issues involved, such as security, confidentiality and copyright: