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Please submit all your Research Output to the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Research Administration office on a continuous basis. These publications are then captured on IRMA, which form part of the Annual Research Report.

Please note that it is imperative that a HARD COPY and not just the reference for all research output be submitted to this office, since only hard copies are considered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) for publication count purposes. Furthermore, should you capture the output on IRMA yourself, a hard copy should nevertheless be submitted to this office for the same reason.

Types of outputs which are counted for subsidy include certain peer-reviewed journal articles, books, chapters in books and peer-reviewed published conference proceedings.

Accredited publications form the basis of University subsidy from DoHET as well as fund allocation to Faculties and eventually to the School. This is the one way the School gets some funding for research.

Please also ensure that your affiliation to the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town appears on the actual article. (Those who are in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health affiliated disciplines could indicate Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in their affiliation.) 

Please Note: The following procedures have to be followed for the Publication Count Process.

  • If you are claiming for a chapter, the whole book or a copy of the whole book has to be submitted as per DoHET regulations. DoHET has given us an assurance that the books will be safely returned.
  • Case reports, letters to the editor and editorials do not qualify, but can be submitted provided it disseminates new research, Academic motivation must be given and substantial reasons for submitting this (i.e. Letter of motivation) must be attached.
    In this case the full article must be submitted.
  • Journal articles of the previous year can be submitted with a motivation letter as to why this is a late submission.