Top 2% Scientist by Elsevier

Elsevier has released a publicly available database of top-cited scientists, the World’s Top 2% Scientists for 2022. The ranking list is created based on the bibliometric information retrieved from Scopus as of 1 September 2022, with the data updated to the end of citation year 2021. The datasets are freely available at Mendeley Data (https://doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.5).…

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Journal submission process – What it has been & What it might become

From 31 January 2023, eLife, a peer reviewed, open-access journal in life sciences and medicine, will adopt a new “publish, review, curate” model for article publishing. There will still be the peer review process, but no more post-peer review accept/reject decisions. Instead, all papers that have undergone peer review will be published in eLife. They…

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Zotero: Managing Research Materials in a Better Way

Struggling to manage all your academic papers and still spending hours manually editing the citations and references list? Don’t worry. In this blog, we will introduce a reference management tool called Zotero, which will assist you in reading, citing, referencing, and managing academic papers more efficiently. 1. What is Zotero?  Zotero is a free, useful…

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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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Connected Papers: A visual tool that helps speed up your literature search

Struggling to search research papers by inputting keywords or topics in the traditional databases or Google for your literature review? In this blog, we introduce Connected Papers, a visual tool to help speed up literature searches and explore academic papers. About Connected Papers Connected Papers is a handy and powerful tool. It simplifies the process…

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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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