Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Academia.edu provides academics with altmetrics around the impact of their work: readership metrics showing how many readers they have, and demographics of those readers. Researchers on Academia.edu regularly submit to their tenure committees their altmetrics from Academia.edu to demonstrate the impact of their work. Richard Price, the founder of Academia.edu, will talk about how Academia.edu's altmetrics are changing the way that research is evaluated, and about how altmetrics will evolve in the future. 2.2 million academics have joined Academia.edu, and over 5,000 academics join each day.
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