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HKU Scholars Hub

The HKU Scholars Hub (Guide) is the institutional repository of HKU. It seeks to collect the intellectual output of HKU and make it available to the widest possible audience.


ISI Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports® is published annually in two editions. Science Edition contains data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology. Social Sciences Edition contains data about more than 2,600 journals in the social sciences. 



Why publish articles in journals?

Your superior or academic advisor may encourage you to publish articles in the journals since publishing journals articles will bring you a lot of advantages. For instance, receiving comments and earning approval from prestigious and professional editorial board, reaching a wider audience and gaining a concrete academic job qualification.


How to choose a journal for publication?

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

  • Your desired audience
  • Impact and ranking (can refer to ISI Journal Citation Reports)
  • Indexing status by citation databases
  • Acceptance / Rejection rate
  • Peer review status
  • Length of the review process
  • Reputation of the publisher, journal, editor in chief, or editorial board
  • Review or publication fees
  • Rights for authors

Source: Preparing for publication: factors to consider in selecting a journal for publication by Bernard Becker Medical Library


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.


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