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Engineering, General

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 journals (fraudulent, deceptive, or pseudo-journals) are journals which aim mainly at profit, and attempt to deceive authors to publish for a fee without providing robust peer-review or editorial services. They publish all articles, including low quality, unrelated to the topic of the journal, or nonsensical ones, as long as the authors pay a fee. Predatory publishers are considered dishonest and lack transparency.

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 Beall’s list and think before you submit your works.



Read more: Open Access Publishing: Transformative Agreement & Journal Selection

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

Online Guide: 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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HKU 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.

Online Guide: DataHub

Open Access

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Open Access brings you the following benefits:

  • Improving reach of research
  • Helping to provide evidence for impact
  • Improved reputation for researchers and their host institution through increased citations
  • Improved quality of research through open, transparent and reproducible research practices

Source: Jisc

Online Guide: Open Access@HKUL