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This manuscript will help to know the important significant features & functionalities of Academic social-networking sites to research academia.


The primary purpose of research is to enhance the betterment of society by advancing knowledge through the development of scientific theories, concepts, ideas, and new explorations, for attaining the purpose science can be communicated/disseminated in different ways. With the fast pacing age, advanced techniques and ideas for science communication and dissemination have emerged. Academic Social-Networking Sites (ASNS) for Research Communication is one of the major platforms for the scientific community for Academicians and Researchers to share their published and working research ideas. The paper discusses three well-known Academic Social-Networking Sites (i.e. ResearchGate, Google Scholar, and for Research Communication through the exploratory inductive method.