The FitzPatrick Institute strives to publish the research generated at the Fitztitute in journals with a minimum impact factor of 2. To find the impact factor of a journal, ask the librarian, read the "about" section on the journal website, or look it up on Scopus.

Each journal has its own particular Instructions for Authors which should be followed in order to submit a paper, including the format for journal titles. This list of journal abbreviations produced by the University of Queensland library gives the BIOSIS abbreviations format, alternatively consult Web of Science, Additional Resources for access to the ISI journal abbreviations format.

Please make sure you alert the librarian to any new publications as soon as possible. Popular publications are equally important as they keep the general public informed about the scientific research carried out by the Fitztitute. Each year the lists of scientific and popular publications are listed in the Fitztitute Annual Report and in the Annual UCT Research Report.

Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) Publication Count

In March each year scientific research published in International rated and DHET-accredited journals are submitted to the publication count process, which calculates the funding awarded to UCT. Read more about the publication count process on the Research Office website.

In addition to scientific papers published in DHET-accredited journals, staff and students may submit books (authored or edited), chapters in books, and papers presented at conferences. These qualify for the publication count if they have been submitted for peer review. 

The Research Office website also includes a list of funding opportunities for staff and postgraduate students who want to publish the results of their research.