I will be applying to UofT with a completed MSc degree (research-based) and saw that in order to be evaluated as a graduate applicant, at least one first-author publication must be provided. Would first-author conference abstracts that have been published in a medical journal count towards this requirement (each having their associated citation/reference)?
Are they looking for primary research articles only, or would any first-author pub suffice (ex. reviews, textbook chapters, book reviews, etc)?
Also, could manuscripts that have been submitted to a journal (with an ass