Past News & Events

[Publishing Seminar] Peer Review 101: Improve your own manuscript by understanding the peer review process

2019-05-16 09:17 | News

Peer review is an essential bulwark in maintaining accuracy and trust in scholarly communication. As an author, your manuscript needs to be reviewed by other researchers before publication, and you may also have the chance to be a reviewer.

This seminar will bring you into the peer review journey and help you understand how reviews are usually done. From there you will learn what reviewers consider important so that you can take note when writing your own manuscripts. You will also learn tips for structuring a peer review which could be helpful when you get a chance to review others’ works.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Introducing Publons Academy
  • Peer Review & publishing
  • Providing feedback
  • Peer review ethics
  • Structuring reviews
Date: 17 May 2019 (Fri)
Time: 10:00 - 12:00pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker: Dr. Kun Yu (China Market Development Manager, Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics)
Panelist: Prof. Rob Law (School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU)
Registration: Please click on this link for registration.

Participants are recommended to register on Publons Academy and take a look at the course structure prior to coming to the seminar.

About the speaker:

Dr. Kun Yu is the China Market Development Manager of Publons (part of Clarivate Analytics), leading the overall development of Publons in China. Before joining Clarivate Analytics, he worked for Springer Nature as an Acquisition and Development Editor in the life science division and for Chongqing University as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. Kun got his PhD and BSc in Chemistry from State University of New York at Binghamton and Lanzhou University respectively. Kun has been actively working with Chinese research community and STM publishing community for many years and delivered several presentations in universities and research institutions in China and many other countries, focusing on academic publishing, peer review and scientific information.

About Publons:

Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. Publons became a member of the Web of Science Group in 2017. The world's researchers now use Publons to keep track of their publications, citation metrics, peer reviews and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-use profile.

NoveList (Trial)

2019-05-10 09:03 | News

NoveList provides information and reading recommendations on fictions for all ages.

Expiry date: 15 June 2019

Temporary Closure of 24-hour Study Centre and Quiet Study Zone (8:30am-4:00pm on 15 May)

2019-05-08 11:38 | News

24-hour Study Centre (Room L001) and Quiet Study Zone (Room L003) will be temporarily closed for carpet cleaning from 8:30am-4:00pm on 15 May 2019 (Wed).

Please use other areas of the Library.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Bloomsbury Design Library (Trial)

2019-05-06 14:01 | News

This database provides global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day, it mainly includes ~90 ebooks with some designer biographies and a few reference works.

Expiry date: 31 May 2019

Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases (Trial)

2019-05-06 13:59 | News

This e-Collection provides global business cases and cases from fashion business schools covering fashion design to retailing with teaching notes and supplementary resources.

Expiry date: 31 May 2019

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts (Trial)

2019-05-06 13:58 | News

A collection of illustrated books with practical tools in design and illustration, fashion, textiles, architecture and interiors, film and media, marketing and advertising, and photography.

Expiry date: 31 May 2019

Library Workshops in May Open for Registration!

2019-04-23 10:12 | News

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in May 2019. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.

 Register Now !

Exhibition of Outstanding Work by Students, P/F (April - July 2019)

2019-04-18 19:36 | Event

Come to the Library to feel the joy, pride and achievements of PolyU students!

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Virtual Reality Competition for Green Deck - Exhibition of Winner Entries

2019-04-15 10:32 | News

Five teams of students were complimented for their creative and innovative design scenarios at the Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Virtual Reality Competition for Green Deck held at the Digital Visualization Room, i-Space of the Library on 3 April 2019.  
The winning teams of the Virtual Reality Competition for Green Deck
 Champion  Solar Road  CHEUNG Ka Yee (BRE)
 KO Sing (BRE)
 WAN Hoi Yik (BRE)
 WONG Tze Hin (BRE)
 1st Runner Up  Jogging Path "Dragon"  TSANG Hon Fung (BRE)
 LO King Chi (BRE)
 2nd Runner Up  Horticulture  MAK Sze Long Richard (EIE)
 LUO Yanwen Yami (COMP)
 IP Ka Yan Lorelei (SN)

Green Deck is an innovative plan initiated and proposed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to cover the toll booth area with a deck and revitalize the Hung Hom and the nearby districts. The competition aims to enhance the awareness of the Green Deck proposal among PolyU students and provides an opportunity for them to propose how to make use of the Green Deck at different scenarios.
Prior to the competition, Mr Alex Lui, the Project Director of Green Deck, conducted a seminar on 22 January 2019 for all contestants to learn more about the background and the idea of the proposed Green Deck. Three training sessions were also arranged by Dr Walter Fung, the Teaching Fellow from Department of Computing, in late January for contestants to learn the skills in using FlexSim software and 3D modeling tools.
Fifteen student teams participated in the competition. Among them, five teams, with members from various departments including Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), Department of Computing (COMP), Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) and School of Nursing (SN) entered the final round of competition and presented their scenarios to the judging panel on 3 April 2019.
The design scenarios of the three winning teams will be displayed at the exhibition area (P/F) of the Library until 31 May 2019.
Highlight reel of winning entries and photos of the event are available at Library YouTube and Flickr respectively. For more information, please visit the competition website.  

Co-organized by
Pao Yue-kong Library
Department of Computing
Communications and Public Affairs Office
Campus Development Office
Alumni Affairs and Development Office