Researcher Corner

  • Introducing “Kudos”: An easy way for researchers to publicize their research outputs

With more than a million new publications every year, it’s increasingly difficult and time-consuming for researchers to get their work seen, read and publicized. Kudos is a free web-based platform for researchers to share and promote the publications proactively. By partnering with major submission systems such as Editorial Manager and ScholarOne, Kudos allows authors to enter a plain language title and summary of their research along with their submission. The summary will then flow through Kudos to help generate more visibility and impact for the published work.

As an author, you can create an account on Kudos, and follow the 3 steps below to maximize the impact of your works.
  1. Add in your publications in Kudos

    After registering an account, Kudos will guide you through the process of adding in your publications. You may do a search by title and doi, or import your works by connecting Kudos with your ORCID account. The publications in ORCID will then automatically import into Kudos.

  2. Explain & enrich your work
    Now include a summary for your works listed in Kudos. By adding a non-technical summary, a short title and your interpretation of your research, you can better help your readers understand the main findings and the significance of your research. If your work has press coverage or blog mentions, you can also enrich your description by adding related resources like images, videos, press release, blog posts and data set, etc., which would be a great way to point readers to those non-academic sources.
  3. Share your findings & track the impact
    Use multiple channels available on Kudos to promote your research. Share your enriched Kudos article page with your network of Twitter and ResearchGate contacts and the public by using the integrated social media tools. Kudos will help you track your article’s impact and check which channels of communication are generating the most attention. Gain more insights to how your article is used through the summary of views, number of downloads & citations, and altmetrics on your Kudos dashboard.
An example of enriched article page on Kudos.

You may also explore other platforms like ORCID, and ResearchGate to help promote and share your research with a global audience.
  • PolyU Highly Cited Researchers 2018

Clarivate Analytics, the service provider of Web of Science, has recently released the Highly Cited Researchers 2018, listing the top 1% researchers who published highly cited papers in science or social science journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection. Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year. The data are derived from Essential Science Indicator (ESI), an analytical tool to determine the influential individuals, papers, institutions, etc. in a field of study based on a 10-year rolling data.

The list below shows the 8 Highly Cited Researchers in PolyU for 2018.
Name Category in ESI Department ORCID Profile 
CHAU Kwok Wing Cross-Field CEE ORCID  0000-0001-6457-161X
LEE Shun Cheng Cross-Field CEE ORCID  0000-0001-5144-8372
LI Gang Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics EIE ORCID  0000-0001-8399-7771
LU Lin Engineering BSE ORCID  0000-0002-4114-3468
QI Liqun Mathematics AMA ORCID  0000-0002-1112-5250
WONG Wai Yeung Materials Science ABCT ORCID  0000-0002-9949-7525
YANG Hongxing Engineering BSE ORCID  0000-0001-5117-5394
ZHANG Lei Engineering COMP ORCID  0000-0002-2078-4215

Feel free to explore their research outputs via their ORCID profiles. Click here to check the full list of Highly Cited Researchers 2018.

Databases Selection for Systematic Review

Systematic review is a review of evidence-based studies and it aims to support the clinicians or researchers to find out the best available evidence to a specific problem. A systematic review requires an exhaustive and systematic search of literature to ensure that all relevant evidence is included and is usually conducted for research in areas of nursing and healthcare. A very important step for a systematic search is to select the appropriate databases to obtain the relevant literature for your review.

Sometimes researchers and students are not sure what database to include in searching and how the databases overlap with each other in terms of the coverage. In view of this, the Library has prepared a guide to support the database selection and searching process for systematic review. You may access the guide from here.

Here we summarize a few commonly used databases for a systematic review in nursing and healthcare, and illustrate the title coverage across these databases.
Database Coverage Major subjects covered Subject Heading Database selection for systematic review
(via PubMed)
Over 5,200 journals
(Largest database for biomedical literature)
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
Embase About 8,300 journals and 7,700 conference proceedings
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Drug and Pharmacy
CINAHL Complete About 4,000 journals and 1,300 magazines
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Biomedicine
  • OT, PT, Rehabilitation
CINAHL headings, MeSH
Cochrane Library  -
  • Healthcare
MeSH (in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
PsycINFO Over 2,500 journals
  • Psychological literature
Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms

Visit our guide to learn more about databases selection and coverage for systematic review.

Download Now - EndNote X9 has been launched!

EndNote is a powerful reference management tool to help you collect, organize and share your references, thus improving your efficiency in academic paper writing. You can now download the new version EndNote X9 and explore the following new features:
Enhanced Reference-Sharing Capabilities
With EndNote X9, you can share your reference library with read-write or read-only access right. Sharing a specific group of references became feasible too.

New Reference Types
Reference types for citing discussion forum, multimedia application, social media, and television episode were added.

Manuscript Matcher
EndNote can suggest the best fit journals for publishing based on the title and abstract of your manuscript, and the references in your EndNote library or a Word document.
EndNote X9

Upgrade to EndNote X9
For existing users of EndNote, simply download EndNote X9 from our webpage without uninstalling the old version. You will be able to access the references in your existing EndNote libraries. This will not affect the in-text citations you added in your Word document either.

Explore how EndNote can help you from our webpage or contact any of our helpful librarians.