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What is the advantage of using Semantic Scholar instead of other academic search engines?
Does Semantic Scholar share its data for research?
How many articles does Semantic Scholar currently index?
I would like permission to use, publish or distribute part of a paper for my work.
Does Semantic Scholar support my web browser?
Will Semantic Scholar be available as a mobile application?
How do I send feedback regarding my Semantic Scholar experience?
Does Semantic Scholar support the claims made within papers currently indexed?
What is a "Beta" feature?
What is a TLDR?
How does Semantic Scholar support libraries?
Account
What are the benefits of creating an account?
How do I create an account on Semantic Scholar?
How do I sign-in with my institution?
I'm having trouble signing in to my Semantic Scholar account.
I forgot my password and I cannot sign in.
How do I manage my email preferences?
Alerts
What is the benefit of receiving email alerts from Semantic Scholar?
What type of alerts does Semantic Scholar offer?
How do I create an alert?
How do I edit My Alerts preferences?
How do I enable, disable or delete existing alerts that I’ve created?
Citations
How does Semantic Scholar calculate citation counts?
How does Semantic Scholar calculate H-index?
What are Highly Influential Citations?
What is Citation Velocity?
What is Citation Acceleration?
What is Citation Intent?
How do I cite publications that I find on Semantic Scholar?
Does Semantic Scholar display the online publication date or the print publication date?
Content
How do I access the full text of a paper?
How do I access a PDF using my institutional affiliation?
Where does Semantic Scholar source papers from?
How do I index my papers in Semantic Scholar?
I submitted my paper for indexing but I'm unable to find it on semanticscholar.org.
How do I remove a paper from Semantic Scholar?
What is the process for indexing a journal in Semantic Scholar's corpus?
Do you provide papers that are behind paywalls?
What types of content do you include in Semantic Scholar?
Does Semantic Scholar include papers in other languages than English?
What is a Lit Review and how do you determine that a paper is an overview?
I’d like to have an author page on Semantic Scholar. What can I do?
How do I open PDF files in a new tab rather than automatically download?
Corrections
I’ve noticed an error in the author name on an article. How do I correct it?
Why is there an error in the authors listed on my paper?
I’ve noticed an error in the metadata for my paper. How do I correct it?
How long does it take for corrections to be reflected?
Claim Author Page
How are author pages created?
How do I claim my author page?
How is my author page claim moderated?
How do I submit corrections to my author page?
How do I add papers to my author page?
How do I index papers missing from my author page?
How do I remove papers from my author page?
How do I merge multiple author pages?
How long does it take for the changes to be reflected on my author page?
How do I unclaim an author page?
How do I access the information displayed on my author page?
What happens when a new paper of mine is added to Semantic Scholar’s corpus?
Can I edit my claimed author page on Semantic Scholar's mobile site?
Library
What is the benefit of using Library?
How do I save a paper to my Library?
How do I remove a paper from my Library?
How do I create a new folder in my Library?
How do I edit or delete a folder in my Library?
How do I add a saved paper to a folder in my Library?
How do I remove a paper from a folder in my Library?
How do I export papers from my Library?
How do I search for and sort papers in my Library?
Will papers stay in my Library, even when I sign out of Semantic Scholar?
Research Feeds
What are Research Feeds?
Why did we create this?
How do I create a feed?
How do I access my saved research feeds?
How are papers recommended?
What papers are being recommended?
How do I get the best recommendations?
What happens when I rate papers More/Less Like This in my feed?
How often are research feed recommendations refreshed?
How do I add new papers as seeds to my existing research feed?
How can I edit or delete a research feed?
How do I manage the email alerts for my Research Feeds?
Where can I submit suggestions for additional features?
Search
How are documents ranked?
Does Semantic Scholar support Boolean search terms and wildcards?
Do search terms and names need to be capitalized?
Does Semantic Scholar recognize abbreviations and acronyms? (i.e., KDD versus knowledge discovery and data mining)
How do you extract topics from papers?
Is there a publicly accessible API?
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