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WHSL Public Health: Publishing Your Research

Guide to resources for students and staff of the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Where to Publish?

Submitting your dissertation or thesis for examination is not the end of your research journey. Every effort should be made to publish your work in the form of a journal article, even if you present it at a conference as a paper or poster. This is particularly important if you are hoping to continue a career in research, or even if you wish to attend other conferences - your chances of being funded will improve significantly if you publish a paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal in your field. 

Normally you will publish with your supervisor/s as a co-author. Please consult your department before submitting a manuscript for publication to find out the correct protocol observed. 

At Wits, publication is encouraged in a DHET approved journal, so that a publication subsidy is earned for the University. A proportion of this subsidy is passed onto the School/Department and a portion to the author for further research and/or publication activities. Lists of DHET approved journals are provided in the box below, as are links to finding the impact factor of the journal in which you publish.


Where to publish?