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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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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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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Find research resources on LibGuides

What is LibGuides? LibGuides developed by Springershare, is a well-known web2.0 content management system used by libraries to share information and organize library resources. As of April 26, 2022, 5752 institutions have adopted the LibGuides system, and 873,034 guides have been created by 228,169 librarians worldwide (Springershare, 2022). HKU Libraries is one of the libraries…

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Analysis of University Research Performance by Using ESI and InCites

About Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is an analytical tool that helps identify top-performing research on the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection. ESI surveys more than 11,000 journals from around the world to rank authors, institutions, countries, and journals in 22 broad fields based on publication and citation performance. The survey…

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Know Your Citations Better with Citation Context Analysis

Beyond simple counts of citations received by a paper, a novel method for examining impact of a piece of scholarly work—citation context analysis is able to “…help scholars explore and describe—at a specific and detailed level—how important ideas are used by and spread from a source text to subsequent citing works.” (Anderson and Lemken, 2020)…

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Scite Dashboard: Analysis of HKU Publication Citations

What is scite? Scite is a platform that helps researchers to better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations. By making use of machine learning and its deep learning model, scite accesses full text of the scholarly publications and tells how a publication is being cited by classifying them in “supporting”, “mentioning”, and “contrasting”. …

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OpenAlex: The Open Catalogue of the Global Research System

What is OpenAlex? OpenAlex is a free and open source index of hundreds of millions of interconnected entities across the global research system. The name “OpenAlex” is inspired by the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt. This project is run by OurResearch with a grant received from the Arcadia Fund. In January 2022, OpenAlex was…

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