Research Development PUBLICATIONS
DHET accredited publications
The Department of Education gives subsidies to institutions for their South African Post Secondary Education (SAPSE) accredited publications.
At WSU, the attracted subsidy per publication is disbursed as follows:
- 60%: Author
- 15%: Faculty/Department
- 15%: Research Office
- 10%: Vice-Chancellor’s Office
- No cash payment to researchers/authors.
Funds can only be utilised for research and research related activities (conferences, equipment) and on retirement, resignation or death, fund reverts to department/faculty.
The Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 provide helpful definitions of journals, books and proceedings:
Journals, refer to peer reviewed periodical publications devoted to disseminating original research and new developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study. These include original articles, research letters, research papers, and review articles. However. only approved journals are subsidised.
Books refer to peer reviewed, non-periodical scholarly or research publications disseminating original research on developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study. Only books that meet specified criteria are subsidised.
Proceedings refer to a published record of a conference, congress, symposium or other meeting whose purpose is to disseminate original research and new developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study.
Only proceedings that meet specified criteria are subsidised.
For more information related to SAPSE-accredited contributions, contact us in Mthatha on (telephone) +27(0)47 502 2819. Contact details for our team.
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