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Research Support@HKU Libraries

The HKU Libraries provides support in different stages of your research cycle.

Publishers' resources on conducting and publishing research

Beyond this guide by the Libraries, various publishers also provide learning resources such as guides and training courses to help researchers stride in the research journey.

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Karger Campus





Karger Campus provides a series of courses to simplify the complicated process of drafting and publishing a manuscript.

These 10 courses have been created and reviewed by experts in each topic. The courses are focused on helping researchers achieve publication success in an engaging and enjoyable manner.



01. How to Conduct Ethically Sound Research
02. How to Avoid Your Paper Being Rejected
03. How to Write a Compelling Case Report
04. How to Write a Clinical Research Paper
05. How to Review a Clinical Research Paper
06. How to Choose a Target Journal
07. How to Review a Systematic Review Paper
08. How to Conduct a Systematic Review
09. How to Decide on Preprints and Open Access
10. How to Get Your Paper Noticed following Publication


Enroll here

(For current HKU staff and students only. No payment is required.)


Elsevier Researcher Academy




Researcher Academy provides free access to e-learning resources designed to support researchers on every step of their research journey.

Browse the module catalogue to uncover a world of knowledge, and earn certificates and rewards as you progress.



Research preparation

  • Funding
  • Research design
  • Research data management
  • Research collaborations
  • Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) Guidelines

Writing for research

  • Fundamentals of manuscript preparation
  • Writing skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Book writing

Publication process

  • Fundamentals of publishing
  • Research metrics
  • Finding the right journal
  • Ethics
  • Open science
  • How to publish in premium journals
  • Publishing in the Chemical Sciences

Navigating peer review

  • Certified Peer Reviewer Course
  • Fundamentals of peer review
  • Becoming a peer reviewer
  • Going through peer review

Communicating your research

  • Social impact
  • Ensuring visibility
  • Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers


Enroll here

(Personal account required)


Sage: How to Do Research and Get Published Webinar Series



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The monthly webinar series aims to answer all questions about the research and publishing process. Featuring Sage and external speakers from various disciplines, this series will address the stumbling blocks every researcher encounters in the beginning of their careers and provides practical and in-depth guidance to help you get published.



  • Select a journal
  • Write an article
  • Peer Review
  • Open Access
  • Article Promotion
  • Authorship, Etiquette and Collaboration
  • Secure Funding
  • Conferences and Networking
  • Ethics and Research Integrity
  • ...and more


Enroll here



 Research Publishing | The Wiley Network





In the page, you can discover the Research Publishing materials on the Wiley Network to help perform research, write articles, submit them, have them peer reviewed, promoted, and ultimately, change the world with them.


Learn to Publish series

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  • Find the Best Home for Your Research Paper
  • 20K papers published per week? ReadCube keeps me on top
  • How to deal with reviewer comments


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