About HKUST Scholarly Publications Database (SPD)

SPD is a subset of the HKUST Institutional Repository (IR). It contains an index of HKUST scholarly publications, and hosts the HKUST Scholar Profiles which feature researcher’s output, impact and expertise. The IR, on the other hand, curates HKUST research output in all forms; it provides the entry point to SPD, HKUST Theses and DataSpace@HKUST.

Publication Index

SPD indexes research publications of various types:

  • journal articles
  • conference papers
  • book chapters
  • books
  • patents
  • scholarly book reviews
  • datasets
  • and others


Persistent URLs to Publication Records

Each publication record has a unique handle number; it forms a persistent identifier which can be used for reliable linking and citing.


Citation Counts and Almetrics

SPD retrieves traditional citation counts from the database Scopus, Web of Science; and Almetrics figures which gauges the web attention of a publication. It displays on the left of a publication record.


Access to Full-Text

SPD does not contain the full-text of publications. It provides links to locate the full-text via various sources. However, if a publication has an openly accessible version archived in the HKUST Institutional Repository (IR), it is readily available.


Scholar Profiles

All full time HKUST faculty have scholar profiles. Each Profile contains

  • Publication: listing of the research output, including publications before joining HKUST
  • Bibliometrics: summary of citation counts and h-index from major sources including Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar
  • Links to ORCID iD and other scholar networks
  • Co-authorship graph
  • Research interests, active research projects and more

The Library creates and maintains profiles of current faculty members, who can also update their information and publications by logging in SPD. For scholars who left HKUST, the profiles remain in the database, although new publications not affiliated with HKUST will not be added. For any question, such as missing profiles or information update, please contact the Library SPD team (lbspi@ust.hk).


Co-authorship Graph

This interactive interface visualizes the collaboration network of the researcher. You can tune the display by filtering the publication years or the co-author nodes.


Exporting Publications to ORCID Profiles

Profile owners can push publications listed in SPD to their ORCID profiles using the "Export" function. To use this function, he/she must have linked the SPD profile with the ORCID iD using the system developed by the Library. It only takes a minute and a few clicks; find out more information about the service or contact the Library SPD team (lbspi@ust.hk).



last modified 14 November 2016