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Health Sciences - Faculty LibGuide: Publishing

Research assistance, subject guides and useful library resources compiled by the Faculty of Health Sciences librarians.

Publishing Trade Agreements (Open Access Options)

The University of Johannesburg Library is repurposing some of its Information budget allocation to include assisting in paying for author publishing costs and also we have entered into Transformative agreements with Publishers through SANLIC.

SANLIC: South African National Library and Information Consortium is a non-profit consortium of member institutions, aimed at negotiating the procurement of, and securing access to information resources on behalf of its members.

The below image linking to the Publisher Agreements LibGuide will help you access more information about the Open Access Agreements the Library has signed with a number of scholarly publishers.

Research Data Management (FigShare)

The UJ libary has a Research Data Management team responsibile to assist and support you with your research data management needs. 

A data repository is available where you can store and share your data. The data can be private or made available for public access. For more information on the Data Management Repository, please watch the following video

DHET Accredited Journal List

Statistical Consultation Services (STATKON)

Statistical consultation services (STATKON)

Statistical Consultation Services (STATKON) offers support on research design and analysis to UJ academics and postgraduate students. More information about STATKON services: 

Contact details 

011 559 2851


ORCiD provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors (ORCiD, c2020).

Measure Research Performance


Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus delivers an overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities.

InCites on the ISI Web of Science provides Research Performance profiles.

With InCites comprehensive publications and citation reports can be generated. Influential emerging researchers can be pinpointed by it. It monitors collaboration activity. Output and impact statistics for benchmarking are available. The home institution can be compared to others worldwide and field strenghts within a territory or country can be identified.

Key indicators of research excellence for leading institutions worldwide can be supplied. Measures on reputation, funding, publication, staff and students can be examined.

SAGE Research Methods

Sage Research Methods Online is designed to allow researchers to explore various research methods. It links over 100 000 pages of Sage's book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. It can be found under DATABASES on the UJ library web site and is accessible to all UJ users.