Research Visibility @ HKBU

The University Library and the Graduate School are jointly responsible for raising the profile of HKBU scholars and their research output. Our research visibility efforts include:

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!


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ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

ORCID
What is ORCID? How will it benefit me?

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:

Learn more about ORCID here!

How is HKBU implementing 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.

Please contact us if you have not received an invitation.

Must I register for an ORCID iD?

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.

What if I already have an ORCID account, or I want to start using ORCID right now?

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 (researchvisibility@project.hkbu.edu.hk). This will ensure that we do not create a duplicate account for you.

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HKBU Institutional Repository

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.

How do I submit my articles for inclusion in the Institutional Repository?

Why are faculty being asked for the Accepted Manuscript of their published papers?

There are three main reasons:

  1. To comply with HKBU Open Access Policy
  2. To comply with grant funders' open access requirements (i.e. certain categories of RGC grants and internal HKBU research grants.
  3. 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.

What are the benefits of making my papers open access?

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
  • Found a citation advantage
46
  • Found no citation advantage
17
  • Inconclusive, found non-significant data or measured other things than citation advantage for articles
7

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.

What if I don’t want my papers to be made publicly available via the Institutional Repository?

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.

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HKBU Open Access Policy

中文版本

On 5 December 2016, the Senate adopted the following policy as recommended by the Research Committee:


The Policy

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:

Guidelines

  1. On or before the date of publication, each faculty member will provide an electronic copy of the accepted manuscript of each article to the University Library via the Research Project System.

  2. After checking the relevant publisher's open access policies, the Library will make it available to the public via the University’s institutional repository where permitted. Most major publishers do allow articles to be made available for open access subject to certain conditions. The Library will be responsible for checking and ensuring compliance with publisher policies.

  3. Upon the express direction of the faculty member, the University Librarian may waive the application of the policy for a particular article or delay access to the article (i.e. place it under embargo) for a specified period of time.

  4. This Policy shall be incorporated in all employment contracts for staff joining the University.*

  5. The University Librarian will be responsible for interpreting this policy, resolving disputes concerning its interpretation and application, and recommending changes to the Research Committee from time to time. The impact of the policy will be continuously monitored, and will be reviewed every three years, or when necessary, with a report presented to the Research Committee.

* Effective March 2017

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Grant Funder's Open Access Requirements

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

RGC grants/ funds
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)

To submit your articles for inclusion in the Institutional Repository, you can:
  1. E-mail them directly to the Research Visibility team: researchvisibility@project.hkbu.edu.hk
  2. Upload them via the University's Research Project System: Click here for more information

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What is the Accepted Manuscript?

Accepted Manuscript:
- 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 Version:
- Publisher's formatting applied (e.g. Publisher's logo, different fonts, different font sizes)

See example 1

See example 2

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.

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RPS Manuscript Upload Function

What is this function?

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)..

How do I upload my Accepted Manuscript through the RPS?

Section A: Upload a File

Section B: Check and Replace File

Section C: Error

What is the Accepted Manuscript?

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.

Is submission of Accepted Manuscript mandatory?

Yes if

- 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

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Data Verification in Major Citation Databases

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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Upcoming Events

2017 Event
There is no upcoming events at the moment.

Past Events
2016 Event
24 Jun 2016 ORCID Hong Kong Workshop  
2015
04 Dec ORCID Open Workshops  
30 Jan ORCID Information Session (Repeated)  
28 Jan ORCID Information Session (Repeated)  
26 Jan ORCID Information Session  
2014  
28 Nov Presentation on Research Visibility to the School of Communication Board Meeting PDF
21 Nov Presentation on Research Visibility to the School of Chinese Medicine Board Meeting PDF
04 Nov ORCID Outreach Meeting, Fall 2014 (Tokyo) Haikudeck
27 Oct ORCID Hong Kong Seminar PDF

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Current Issue

Issue 13  (November 2017)

Issue 13: Ten reasons to have an ORCID iD

Past Issue

Issue 1: All about ORCID Issue 2: ORCID invitations are going out soon! Issue 3: ORCID Invitations are Rolling Out Now!
(Dec 2014)
(Jan 2015)
(Feb 2015)
Issue 4: HKBU Researchers Embrace ORCID Issue 5: KUDOS Greater Research Impact Issue 6: HKBU's ORCID effort draws INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION
(May 2015)
(Jun 2015)
(Sep 2015)
Issue 7: ORCID Workshops on December 4 Issue 8: Top Publishesrs Pledge to Require ORCID Issue 9: 2016 ORCID Hong Kong Workshop
(Nov 2015)
(Mar 2016)
(Jun 2016)
Issue 10: FRG/ RGC Requirement Issue 11: HKBU Open Access Policy Issue 12: Your Questions Answered! Research Visibility FAQs
(Sep 2016)
(Feb 2017)
(Jun 2017)

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Contact Us

Got questions or comments?

Call us or email us your questions and comments concerning the Research Visibility, we would love to hear from you.

Telephone   3411-5553
Email   researchvisibility@project.hkbu.edu.hk


Meet the Research Visibility team!
Research Visibility Project Team

from left to right:

Simon Wu
Senior Research Assistant
xmwu@hkbu.edu.hk
3411-5553

Angela Wong
Information Services Librarian
ywwong@hkbu.edu.hk
3411-5255

Maggie Wong
Research Assistant
maggiewong@hkbu.edu.hk
3411-5553

Chris Chan
Information Services Librarian
chancp@hkbu.edu.hk
3411-5397

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