Wiley's tips on choosing the right journal in which to publish
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Postgraduate students are encouraged to publish in peer-reviewed journals which are approved by the DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training). There are two categories of approved journals - those published in South Africa and those published internationally which appear on the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index list.
UCT's Research Support Hub publishes an updated DHET accredited journals list every year. Visit their site to download it.
Many journals make a submission checklist available along with their Authors Guidelines, or Instructions for Authors.
Elsevier has published a generic checklist for use when a journal does not provide one:
"Ensure that the following items are present:
Also known as Article Publishing Charge or Article Processing Charge (APC), this fee covers the cost of publishing in an open access journal.
Some sites that will help calculate these charges:
bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.
Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. However, all articles undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content. No endorsement of an article’s methods, assumptions, conclusions, or scientific quality by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is implied by its appearance in bioRxiv. An article may be posted prior to, or concurrently with, submission to a journal but should not be posted if it has already been published.
Authors may submit a revised version of an article to bioRxiv at any time and can update the bioRxiv record with a link to a version of an article that has been published in a journal. Once posted on bioRxiv, articles are citable and therefore cannot be removed.
Shoja, MM et al (eds). 2020. A Guide to the Scientific Career: virtues, communication, research, and academic writing
This e-book, provided by UCT Libraries, is available for download, either chapter-by-chapter, or you can download the whole book.
Section 7, "Publications and Resources", contains the following chapters relevant to publishing your research: