Social networking platform whose primary aim is to connect researchers with common interests. This is not the equivalent of an institutional repository. It doesn’t meet all the necessary open access requirements, like long term preservation, metadata harvesting, etc. Above all it’s a commercial enterprise.
Cite this article as: OAResources, "Academia.edu," in Open Access Resources, September 10, 2018, https://oaresources.org/resources/academia-edu/.