Breaking Down Barriers: Transformative Agreements Bringing Open Access to Research

Transformative agreement A transformative agreement is a type of open access publishing agreement that seeks to transform the traditional subscription-based model of scholarly publishing into a more sustainable and equitable system. This new model includes two main components: “Read” and “Publish”. “Read” refers to the subscription fees to access journal articles published behind a paywall,…

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A Step Forward Towards Open Access: The RGC Publication Gateway

The concept of Open Access (OA) in scholarly research community seeks collaborative efforts from different stakeholders to grant free and open online access permanently to academic information, such as journal article publication and research data, etc. As a major academic research funder in Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council (RGC) revealed its 5-year roadmap of…

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A Review of HKU’s Research Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction The QS World University Ranking evaluates universities’ contributions to global sustainability by incorporating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its methodology. QS uses a set of indicators, such as research output, academic reputation, and impact, to assess universities’ performance in each SDG, which are then combined to give an overall score for…

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Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University

Stanford University 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 Elsevier Data…

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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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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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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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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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