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Increase Your Impact – How to make your research more visible and have more impact through placing your papers in Open Access and optimizing your pages in The HKU Scholars Hub?

Date & Time:

November 3, 2011 (Thu) | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


Room P-603, Graduate House


Professor John Bacon-Shone
Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange Office

Mr David Palmer
Scholarly Communications Team Leader, University Libraries

Presentation of Mr David Palmer Presentation on Springer Open Choice Publishing


One of the University’s strategies in Knowledge Exchange (KE) is to make the research and researchers of HKU highly visible. To achieve this, the University Libraries are carrying out two Open Access (OA) projects, which are supported by KE funds. In the feedback received from UGC on HKU's KE efforts, the UGC has praised HKU's efforts with OA in each of the two reporting periods (i.e. 2009-10 and 2010-11).

One of the projects that is jointly supported by KE funding and the University Research Committee is "The HKU Scholars Hub", which allows a HKU author to place research outputs into OA, and optimize HKU data describing the author and his or her publications. This presentation will describe the procedures for doing so, and give new analysis on HKU data showing that OA does indeed increase readership and citation count. This analysis has been done on HKU articles receiving Springer Open Choice publishing, another KEO sponsored initiative. Springer Publishing has also been invited to present a report at this session.

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