Publish or Perish – But where?

Rossouw von Solms


It becomes more and more difficult for young researchers to decide how and where to disseminate their research results. Several factors impact on such decisions – and making the correct ones is important for building a reputable research profile.

This position paper investigates several of those factors that researchers and supervisors need to take into account.

The paper also attempts to provide some guidelines for making decisions on where to publish, in order to attain maximum career benefit from one’s research publications.

This paper focuses on the Computing discipline with reference to some factors specific to the South African context.


Impact factor, citations, h-index, NRF rating, computing discipline

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