Postgraduate Outstanding Publication Award

Postgraduate Outstanding Publication Award

The Department has supported postgraduate students’ research via the Postgraduate Outstanding Publication Award since 1 September 2020. This Award aims to bring recognition to outstanding research contributions of postgraduate students’ in the Department of Geography and to encourage them to disseminate research findings through publishing in top-tier international journals.



An award of HK$5,000 will be offered to eligible students. Awardees will be invited to present the published work in the Departmental Seminar Series.



  1. Current or recently graduated research postgraduate students in the Department of Geography
  2. The publication must appear in a Q1 journal of a relevant category according to InCites Journal Citation Reports.
  3. The research student must be the first or sole author of the publication.
  4. The Department of Geography at the Hong Kong Baptist University must be the only or first affiliation of the research student.


Application Procedure

  1. Students with a qualifying publication, published either “online first” or in its final version, on or after 1 September 2020, can apply for the award by filling out an application form and submitting a copy of the publication.
  2. The application must be endorsed by the Principal Supervisor before it is submitted to the Department for further processing.



i)  Please note that the application for the Award must be made within one year from the publication date. Late applications will not be considered.

ii) Please contact Miss Maggie Lam (by email to maggielam@hkbu.edu.hk or phone on 3411-2412) to obtain the application form and further information.


Previous Awardees



Title of paper

Name of Journal

Ranking & Category

HOU Guolong

Grouping tree species to estimate afforestation-driven soil organic carbon sequestration

Plant and Soil

Q1 Agronomy;

Q1 Plant sciences

HOU Guolong

Optimizing rotation periods of forest plantations: The effects of carbon accounting regimes

Forest Policy and Economics

Q1 Economics;

Q1 Forestry 


Disentangling the effects of climatic variability and climate extremes on the belowground biomass of C 3- and C 4-dominated grasslands across five ecoregions

Science of the Total Environment

Environmental Sciences 

LIU Minsi

Governing eco-cities in China: Urban climate experimentation, international cooperation, and multilevel governance