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Group Collaboration

Mendeley Groups are ideal for collaboration. There are three types of groups in Mendeley:

  • Private – can share references and full-text files. Only group members can see the group. Private groups are ideal for class groups. Note: only logins created using email addresses can create private groups.
  • Invite only – can share references only. The public can only follow the group. This is good for sharing references or reading lists with colleagues or students.
  • Open – can share references only. The public can become a member or follow the group. This option is useful for crowd sourcing reading lists.

Group Creation Disabled in Mendeley Web

Mendeley is aware of a problem with the creation of new groups using the web version. However, you are still able to create groups using Mendeley Desktop. Once a group is created, you have normal access to it via both Mendeley Web and Mendeley Desktop. No time frame for correcting this problem has been given.


Group Help