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Forensic Medicine: Journals

What is a journal?

A journal is a scholarly publication containing articles written by researchers, academics and other experts. Journals focus on a specific discipline or field of study.

Journals are available in print and online format.

Many journals are not freely available online via Google, the Library pays for access.

Print journals

  • From the Library website click on iLink catalogue.
  • Type in the title of the journal and click on the blue journal tab.
  • Identify the relevant library and section of library where the journal is kept..
  • Find the journal in the relevant section of the library.
  • Print jorunals may be borrowed for a few days.

Open access

 Open Access

Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the internet to peer reviewed scholarly journal articles.


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Finding eJournals

  • From the 'Electronic resources' page option on the Library Website click on 'e-Journals A-Z'.
  • Type in the title of the journal.
  • If the journal is available online, access details will be provided showing where the journal appears and the time coverage.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a subset of Google and is an international index to scholarly literature - articles, books, documents, theses etc. They are not automatically available online full text. If UKZN Library subscribes to a journal, click on the article title and you will be taken to the journal in order to access full text.

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Accredited journals for publication purposes

South African journals

An index to South African journals as well as some full text access is available via the database collection Sabinet.

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