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Commerce: Postgraduate Resources: E-Journals

This guide is designed to help you access reliable and valid information sources.

Electronic Journals

 Click on the link below to open a search box where you can enter the title of the journal...

                 E-Journal Portal 
  • ​Enter the full journal title
  • Journal abbreviation cannot be used 
  • Enter the words exactly as they appear in the journal 

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Department of Higher Education and Training Accredited Publications

Among the lists, we would like to highlight the DHET list. Form this year, 2019, and as with all journals appearing in international indices, the DHET list will no longer contain journals appearing in SCIELO SA. As an approved index for purposes of research subsidy claims by the DHET, and among Scopus, ISI, IBSS and the Norwegian List, journals whose seat of publication is in South Africa will be removed from the DHET List if and when they appear in SCIELO-SA. This will be in line with all other South African journals appearing in other international indices that are approved by the DHET. That means, the affected journal will have to undergo and comply with the conditions; quality checks and, generally, stipulated publishing policy of the index of the listed journal.

For your convenience we include a SEARCH ENGINE FOR ACCREDITED JOURNALS where ALL the accredited journal lists can be searched simultaneously. ~ (Courtesy of Corrie Breitenbach and Elize van Eldik, North-West University Library)

THIS SEARCH ENGINE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2019 ACCREDITED JOURNALS.

The Research Office and the Library  have created a fund to support the payment of Article Processing Charge (APC) to make your research output immediately available in accredited Gold Open Access journals. 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Gold Open Access: Gold Open Access journals provide immediate free and full open access to all of its articles on the publisher’s website.

Article Processing Charge (APC): The fee that some publishers of Open Access journals charge to publish articles. The reason given by publishers for charging APCs is that they do so in order to cover the costs of publishing material.

Hybrid journals: Hybrid journals provide open access to specific articles where an Article Processing Charge (APC) has been paid in an otherwise closed subscription journal.

Embargo period: When an author decides to deposit their research outputs in an Open Access repository they need to comply with any embargo period a publisher might have in place. In practice this means that the author submits the research article to the Wits Institutional Repository but only the metadata will be made openly accessible during the embargo period. Once the embargo period expires, the full-text article is released to the open web. Embargo periods vary between a few months up to 36 months.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WITS OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING FUND, SUPPORT CRITERIA, APPLICATION PROCESS AND APPLICATION FORM - CONSULT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT: