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Law - Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (PGDLL): Research Management Tools

Research assistance and useful library resources for the Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law Students compiled by the Faculty of Law librarians

Reference Management Tools

Reference Techniques 

TSAR STYLE Guidelines (used by the UJ Faculty of Law)

More Comprehensive TSAR Guidelines:


Other referencing styles:

APA style


Harvard Quick Reference online  (Elize du Toit, UJ)

An online research management, writing and collaboration tool.


  • Manages information -- whether it be for writing, research or collaboration;
  • Help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information;
  • Generate citations and bibliographies.

Access Refworks Quick Start Guide here

Access Refworks Tutorial here

Access Refworks Videos here

Research Tools



Accredited Journals

In South Africa, only articles published in accredited journals are considered for subsidy. Journals included in the lists below are considered "accredited" and will be taken into account for government subsidy and NRF evaluation.

​​Lists of accredited journals:  

DHET list of accredited journals 2023 (South African Journals, IBSS, ISI, Norwegian, ScieLO, Scopus)

Citation Analysis Databases

See Research Output: Measuring Research Impact ​

UJ Research and Innovation division

For more information on Research policies, partnerships, funding, outputs, initiatives, news and more, visit UJ Research

How to get published (Instructions to Authors) ​

Elsevier: For Authors
Publishing open access journals (Public Library of Science)
SAGE: Journal Author Gateway
Springer: For Authors
Wiley - Resources for Authors
Directory of open access journals: For publishers

Guidelines for publishing in law specific journals:

         SALJ House Style

        TSAR Guidelines


Internet Research Management Tools

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.


  • Automatically generates bibliographies;
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online;
  • Easily import papers from other research software;
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading;
  • Access your papers from anywhere online;
  • Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app.

Sign up and download Mendeley software here

Find Mendeley help videos and tutorials here