These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. According to a study by Nature and an article in Times Higher Education, it is the largest academic social network in terms of active users.
In review, ResearchGate is a place to search for scholarly scientific research and articles. It can also be used to filter research for your scientific preferences. While most of the research found on ResearchGate is legitimate science, there has been criticism of some publishers with “predatory” publication fees, and fake impact ratings.
Overall, this is a Pro-Science source, however caution is needed as some Predatory Research may slip through the cracks. (D. Van Zandt 5/17/2018)