This site is for HKBU faculty to learn more about these initiatives and how they will benefit from them.
Should you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the team!
Scholars need to distinguish their research activities from those who have similar names. They also need to interact with an increasing diversity of research information systems. Inputting data again and again into different systems is time-consuming and can be frustrating.
ORCID is a non-profit effort to address these issues, by maintaining a registry of unique researcher identifiers that incorporate details of research activities and outputs. ORCID is supported by an increasing number of universities, research institutions, and publishers worldwide including The Royal Society, Science Journals, PLOS, IEEE, Wiley, Frontiers, Hindawi and many more.
The main benefits of ORCID:
HKBU is an ORCID member organization, and has developed its own ORCID integration. This allows us to record the ORCID iDs of our faculty, and also gives you the option of allowing us to update your ORCID record on your behalf. Granting this permission further saves the time and effort of our researchers as you need not manually add your new publication details to ORCID yourself.
The initial adoption of ORCID took place in Semester 2 of the 2014-2015 Academic Year, when all eligible faculty received an invitation to create a new ORCID account or connect their existing ORCID account to our system. Going forward, new faculty joining HKBU will be sent an invitation soon after they take up their position.
Yes, if you have received an HKBU FRG (Faculty Research Grant). One of the requirements of the FRG is to participate in the University's Research Visibility initiative, which includes creating and providing an ORCID iD to the Library.
If you have not received an FRG, the creation of an OCRID iD is entirely voluntary.
If you have an ORCID account already, or if you do not want to wait for the Research Visibility team to create one on your behalf, please let the team know (firstname.lastname@example.org). This will ensure that we do not create a duplicate account for you.
The Research Visibiilty team is developing the HKBU Institutional Repository into a comprehensive database of recent HKBU research output, providing open access to the full text of published content wherever possible.
There are three main reasons:
To promote “Green Open Access”. Most journals allow the full text of articles to be made publicly available, subject to certain restrictions. The goal of open access is to make the fruits of scholarly research freely available to all, for the benefit of the entire global community. You can learn more about open access here.
Apart from contributing to the free flow of scholarly information, there is a substantial body of research showing that making your own articles open access can potentially increase the impact of your work and the number of citations you receive.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) keeps track of the research done in this area:
|Total number of studies till 2015||70|
By making the work of HKBU faculty more easily available to the global scholarly community, the impact of the University's research output will be increased.
As mentioned above, the University and some funding bodies have open access requirements. Making your research publicly available via the HKBU Institutional Repository ensures that you are in compliance with these requirements. Simply provide the Research Visibility Team with the manuscript and we will take care of all the details.
HKBU authors may request a waiver of the University's Open Access Policy for a particular article or delay open access to the article in the Institutional Repository for a specified period of time. To apply for a waiver, download and submit the waiver application form. Please note that the waiver will apply only to the HKBU Open Access Policy, and that funder mandates (e.g. from the RGC) may still apply.
On 5 December 2016, the Senate adopted the following policy as recommended by the Research Committee:
Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to making the results of its research and scholarship as widely available as possible. In keeping with this commitment, the University adopts the following policy:
* Effective March 2017
In accordance with the requirements of the University and the Research Grants Council (RGC), the following types of research output MUST be deposited into the Institutional Repository:
1. Any article that results from HKBU internal grants/matching support from the Research Committee
2. Any article that results from the following categories of RGC funding
|Early Career Scheme (ECS)|
|General Research Fund (GRF)|
|Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)|
|National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)|
|The French National Research Agency (ANR)|
|Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (SRFDP) and Research Grants Council Earmarked Research Grants (RGC ERG)|
|Scottish Funding Council (SFC)|
|Faculty Development Scheme (FDS)|
(Last updated: February 2017)
- Identical content as the publisher's version
- No formatting
- No design
- May also be referred to as the “post-print”, “post peer-review”, or “manuscript”
- Publisher's formatting applied (e.g. Publisher's logo, different fonts, different font sizes)
In essence, the Accepted Manuscript is your paper after peer review but before the application of the publisher's formatting and designs. Please feel free to contact us for further clarification.
Publisher's Article Templates:
Some publishers may require authors to use their templates for paper submission, or provide such templates to assist authors in properly formatting their manuscripts. These templates usually include the publisher's logo, formatting, and other design elements.
Here is an example of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): Article templates & services
In most cases, publishers regard manuscripts produced using their templates to be accepted manuscripts, not publisher versions. They can therefore be uploaded to institutional repositories.
Please be assured that if there is any doubt, the Research Visibility team will verify their policies with the publisher before posting your manuscript to the HKBU Institutional Repository.
This is a simple tool that allows you to upload the Accepted Manuscript of an article that you are reporting to the University using the Research Project System (RPS)..
In essence, the Accepted Manuscript is your paper after peer review but before the application of the publisher's formatting and designs. Click here for more information on the differences between accepted manuscript and publisher's version of scholarly papers.
Please feel free to contact us for further clarification.
- Your publication is written while you are employed by the Hong Kong Baptist University (see HKBU Open Access Policy)
- Your publication is funded/ supported by HKBU internal grants
- Your publication is funded/ supported by certain RGC grants
The information in major citation databases are critical measures of research impact in many disciplines. Citation data from these products are also used by the various university rankings, and are often weighted heavily. Currently, the two key citation databases are Web of Science and Scopus.
A key initiative of the Research Visibility will be to ensure that HKBU researcher data in these two databases is accurate.
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|24 Jun||2016 ORCID Hong Kong Workshop|
|04 Dec||ORCID Open Workshops|
|30 Jan||ORCID Information Session (Repeated)|
|28 Jan||ORCID Information Session (Repeated)|
|26 Jan||ORCID Information Session|
|28 Nov||Presentation on Research Visibility to the School of Communication Board Meeting|
|21 Nov||Presentation on Research Visibility to the School of Chinese Medicine Board Meeting|
|04 Nov||ORCID Outreach Meeting, Fall 2014 (Tokyo)|
|27 Oct||ORCID Hong Kong Seminar|
Call us or email us your questions and comments concerning the Research Visibility, we would love to hear from you.
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