Universities are required to submit to the DHET the number of research outputs claimed for a given year. The Department then allocates research subsidy based on calculations of units for approved publications. For 2010, UJ claimed 629.05 units, an increase of 27% over the previous year.
Journal submissions grew by 25%, from 412.64 to 515.75 units; book/chapters by 32.7%, from 27.83 to 36.93 units and conference proceedings by 41%, from 54.14 to 76.36 units. The ratio of journals, books/chapters and conference proceedings was 83:5:12 (82:6:12 in 2010) compared to a national systemic ratio of 93:3:4. The ratio of international to national journals was 60:40. Of these, 50.8% (261.96 units) were in ISI journals; 9.3% (48.00 units) were in IBSS journals and 39.9% (205.79 units) in South African journals. The Faculties of Humanities and of Science continued to be the main contributors to the University’s accredited research outputs.
DoHET accredited research output encompasses:
Books: peer reviewed, non-periodical scholarly or research publications disseminating original research on developments within a specific field of study.
Chapters: one or more major divisions in a book, each complete in itself but related in theme to the division preceding it or following it.
Journals: peer reviewed periodical publications in accredited journals, disseminating original research and new developments with a specific field of study.
Proceedings: peer reviewed, published records of a conference, congress, symposium or other meeting whose purpose is to disseminate original research on developments within a specific field of study.