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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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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Get Access via Unpaywall

Unpaywall is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox developed by ImpactStory that helps you to retrieve free, full-text open-access research articles from legal sources, including open-access repositories, over 50,000 journals, as well as open content hosted by publishers and open data like DOAJ, Crossref, etc.   How to use Unpaywall? Install Unpaywall in Google…

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Contributions of the research at HKU to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Contributions of the Research at HKU to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations General Assembly set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It aimed to achieve these goals to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change while ensuring that no one is left behind. By analyzing the SciVal data, this post reveals how…

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Open Access Publishing: Transformative Agreement & Journal Selection

Along with the recent signature of transformative agreements between the HKU Libraries and two publishers, the Libraries is endeavoring to offer the best options for our authors to publish scholarly works in Open Access (OA). In this post, we would like to briefly introduce the new offers in scholarly publishing we brought to our authors…

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