State of Open Data 2022

The State of Open Data 2022 survey was conducted in May – July 2022, and received over 6000 responses by respondents from across different regions, in different fields of interest, and at different career stages.  Most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data. A majority of the respondents are, in general,…

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Event Summary – Open Science and Open Access Publishing: Integrity and Innovations 

The Open Science and Open Access Publishing: Integrity and Innovations event was a great success with around 150 researchers, students, editors, and librarians from countries across the Asia-Pacific region! Organised by HKU Libraries and supported by iGroup Asia Pacific, PLOS, and DOAJ, the event was held on 28 Oct 2022 at 2-4 pm. The speakers…

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Open Science and Open Access Publishing Webinar 2022

The HKU Libraries is organizing a webinar regarding Open Science and Open Access Publishing on 28 October 2022 (Friday) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time). Guest speakers from iGroup Asia Pacific, PLOS, and DOAJ are invited to deliver speeches related to open sciences and best practices in open access publishing. The event…

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How to Identify and Avoid Disinformation and Misinformation

Disinformation or misinformation is not a new phenomenon and they could be found anywhere in our daily lives. They may not only affect us in economical or social aspects, but also in academic studies and scientific research. First of all, let’s see the definitions of both “disinformation” and “misinformation”: According to Saoirse and Bahareh (2020),…

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Top HKU Researchers: the Research.com Rankings

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has a highly talented pool of scholars and researchers in a wide range of expertise. Our researchers have built impressive profiles with their innovative, high-impact and leading-edge research, and at the same time, made efforts in transforming their intellectual output into values and benefits to the public and global…

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Communicating research impact in academic CVs

CV, an abbreviation for the Latin curriculum vitae, meaning “course of (one’s) life”, presents a detailed summary of academic background and degrees, job experience, research, publications, presentations and lectures, honours, and other accomplishments (Rogers). You may need it for job searching, awards, fellowships, funding applications, tenure review and more.  Below are the typical sections you…

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Ways to boost your citations – Data Sharing

Data sharing is getting support from the academic communities as favourable practice in scholarly publishing. It can enable researchers to replicate findings, build on others’ expertise, and reuse existing data for making new discoveries (Gilmore et al., 2018). While it brings key benefits to scientific progress and the whole research community, at the individual level,…

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Preprint - posting, reading, and citing

Preprints 2: Concerns and Implications

Following the previous post on introduction and benefits of preprints, this blog post will briefly introduce concerns on preprints and some implications to readers and authors. Missed the previous post? Check the post here. Concern of preprints Quality While preprints play an unprecedented role in promoting timely dissemination of biomedical knowledge during COVID-19 pandemic, skeptics…

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Preprints 1: Speed, Readership, and Citation Advantage

This blog post will briefly introduce preprints and their benefits. In the next post, the concerns of preprints and implications to authors and readers will be discussed. Stay tuned! Introduction Preprint is a version of a scholarly paper preceding formal peer review. Since the launch of arXiv (https://arxiv.org/), the very first preprint server used by…

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Ways to boost your citations – Social Media

Dissemination of scholarly information is no longer limited to printed materials or electronic databases, but a faster, easier, and more interactive platform – social media. When you are in search of effective ways to increase the visibility and boost citations of your published papers, social media could be a novel means that you could adopt.…

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