Monday, 22 November 2021

Why publish articles in journals?


Why publish articles in journals?

Publishing articles in journals may help:

  • Receiving comments and earning approval from prestigious and professional editorial board
  • Reaching a wider audience and enhancing your research visibility
  • Gaining a concrete academic job qualification

How to choose a journal for publication?

Journals vary widely, so think about the following factors when choosing a journal for publishing:


Predatory publishers are publishers whose primary goal is financial gain, based on unethical business practices, demonstrate unusually high acceptance rates, and oftentimes list high-profile editorial board members who have not agreed to serve as reviewers for the publication.

Some journals appear to have been hijacked, meaning that their websites or branding have been co-opted by a predatory journal or publisher.

Check the List of Predatory Journals and List of Hijacked Journals by Stop Predatory Journals and think before you submit your works.




How to prepare and submit articles to a journal?

Journal's editorial policy, instructions to authors and other pertinent information are very useful for you to prepare and submit an article to a journal. Make sure you read and understand such kinds of information clearly before preparing a final version of your article. Please refer to websites of individual publisher or journal for more details.

Bibliometrics & Research Impact

Author Identifiers & Profiles

If you need more information on setting-up the different author profiles, please take a look at the Libraries' guide on Researcher Profiles.

HKU Scholars Hub: Institutional Repository

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HKU Scholars Hub is to enhance the visibility of HKU authors and their research:

Data Hub: HKU data repository

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The University of Hong Kong Libraries is providing a comprehensive repository for research data and other forms of scholarly outputs. DataHub is the cloud platform for storing, citing, sharing, and discovering research data and all scholarly outputs. It collects, preserves, and provides stable, long-term global open access to a wide range of research data and scholarly outputs created by HKU researchers and RPG students in the course of their research and teaching.

To know more, check out the LibGuide on DataHub.

Open Access

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Open Access brings you the following benefits:

  • More exposure for your work
  • Practitioners can apply your findings
  • Higher citation rates
  • Your research can influence policy
  • The public can access your findings
  • Compliant with grant rules
  • Taxpayers get value for money
  • Researchers in developing countries can see your work

To know more, check out the Open Access@HKUL guide.


Source: Jisc.

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