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Accredited Journals


​​​​​​​​Click here for a complete list of accredited journals (IBSS, Web of Science Core Collection, DOAJ, Norwegian list, SciELO, Scopus and local list) as received from DHET in January 2024. The DOAJ applies only to the 2023 publications and onwards.


The following indices are regarded as accredited journals by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET):

  • The Norwegian List (only level 2)
  • SciELO SA
  • Scopus​ (Please select "Source " and Sign in with your institutional sign-on details and select the "Download Scopus Source list" )
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) Only applies from the submission in the year 2022 and onwards
Journals that do not appear in the above-mentioned international indices but are seated in South Africa and meet specific criteria (see below), can be included in this local list of accredited journals.
Should you wish to submit international journals for accreditation, the journal can be submitted directly via the editor of the journal to any of the accredited indices  (see the links to each of these indices below)
Journal Citation Reports® is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals. Click here to visit the Journal Citation Reports® (Impact Factor) website.