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 (, 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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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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