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Author Tips for HKUST Scholars

Thinking of publishing? Need some helpful tips? See this guide for some answers!

Promotion Channels

Promoting your work can maximize its potential and build up its impact throughout the research community. Here are tips and suggestions that may help increase the visibility of your published articles.

Social Media & Scholarly Communications

Disseminate your articles via various social media and scholarly communities:

  • Announce your publication on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Network with 250 million professional members around the world via Linkedin.
  • Add your articles to your personal CiteULike Library.
  • Organize your research, collaborate with others and discover the latest research areas in collaborative academic communities.
  • Produce a video that relates to your published article and upload it individually or via publishers’ channels.
  • Share your articles or inform other users about them in your academic community blogs.


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides you a persistent, unique digital identifier that distinguishes you from all other researchers. It can help integrate your published work and support automated linkages between you and your professional activities (e.g. awarded grants or any research workflow) ensuring that you get credit for your work. Register on ORCID. Add details of the article to your ORCID record and link your ORCID to your other identifiers, such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn. Create ORCID iD via HKUST System. Include your ORCID identifier when submitting papers.


Institutional Repository / Open Access Repository

Submit the pre-published version of your articles to HKUST Institutional Repository (HKUST IR) or other open access repositories, e.g. arXiv, Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The Library (for HKUST IR) or you can update your entry with a link to the published version of the record.


Prescribed Reading

Add your articles to your students’ reading lists if appropriate or suggest your articles to colleagues who may find them useful for course reading.


Virtual Learning Environment

Add links to your articles from LMES so as to increase readership of your published work.


Webpage Links

Update your CV on HKUST Scholarly Publications Database (SPD), a personal webpage, or your departmental webpage to include links to your new publications. Add links from various websites to increase their discoverability.


Email Signature

Use your email signature to tell people about your new publications on every message you send out. Some publishers offer free email signature banners to authors to promote the published articles. Check with your publisher for details.


Free Copies

Some publishers provide a certain amount of free hard and/or soft copies to any interested readers. Check with your publisher and then post the information on your blog or academic social networks to encourage others to request/download free copies of your article.

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