• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 47, Pages: 4603-4605

Original Article

Rejuvenation of online research interactive fora during COVID-19

Received Date:12 December 2020, Accepted Date:21 December 2020, Published Date:28 December 2020


Objective: To analyse the usefulness of various interactive fora in sharing the scientific updates among researchers. Methodology: Popular research fora viz. ResearchGate, Academia, Mendeley, Kudos and Publons were considered. A bird’s eye view on emerging benefits of such fora and their dependability are critically analysed using secondary data. It includes published articles and records. Findings: The analysis shows that these interactive fora help in breaking the geographical, economical and institutional barriers and are able to offer sharing of research knowledge among peer groups. However, these online fora also have their own demerits on reliability of the research interactive outcome. Our analysis clearly shows that if these bottlenecks are removed, the interactive fora can bring paradigm shifts in global research output to the next level. Novelty: With this effect, the authors not only identified the problems cropping in the existing research interactive fora but also put forward an improved interactive platform “Scholarly Needs” by which the motivated research scholars can be identified for their original contribution, ranked and showcased for their talent.

Keywords: Research forum; Scholarly Needs; ResearchGate; Academia; Mendeley; Publons; Kudos


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© 2020 Gajendran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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