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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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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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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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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