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WHSL Physiotherapy, Biokinetics, & Sports Medicine: DoHET Accredited Journals

This directs to resources for biokinetics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine

Where to publish?

How to Write up Your Research

You may find this WHSL guide to research in the biomedical sciences helpful. Academic writing style is different to the style you use in business reports, or casual correspondence. You need to use formal language and spelling (no mobile phone text words!); be precise and very specific; use impersonal language; and to make use of active verbs, such as "attends" or "states" or "refutes". 

Editing and proofreading your work is equally important before submitting your research report for examination. 

How to Write up Your Research: Links

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) report

Article Processing Charges: Support

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 WEBSITE:

APC Fund for OA publications

ACCREDITED DHET JOURNALS LIST

WITS University Press submission guidelines

Manuscript Matching Tools