The basics of converting your PhD thesis into journal articles Series: Part01 - Kakoli Majumder Aug 17, To establish their credibility in the science community, it is imperative for postdoctoral researchers to have at least a few publications to their name. To add to their woes, most new scholars find it daunting to write articles for publication and often find themselves struggling to even come up with a research question.
Posted on August 11, by pat thomson The thesis is done. Now you are expected to write some papers from your PhD. Everyone does however have some papers that they can write from a monograph thesis.
And those who have done a thesis by papers may indeed still have some more to write. The text you wrote to get through an exam may well not be the same text that you need for post-thesis publication. Your literatures chapter, if you have one, was written to support the argument of your thesis, and what you gave in hand may not be significant enough to warrant a journal paper.
Your methods chapter was also written about your whole project. You have a paper.
Now you need to put this difficulty into the context of a wider field. So you may not in reality have a literatures paper or a methodological paper at all.
So where are the papers? To be really helpful, I need to address a particular case. And then everyone else would be left out… However, I can say something in general terms.
I reckon that there are at least five places to start to look for possible papers in your thesis: The key moves that you have made towards the overall contribution of the research — this is not the same as the overall contribution of your thesis but the steps that you established in order to build the case for a contribution.
Its helpful to try to write these as a kind of list: My thesis argues that a. The evidence for this is b, c and d. Potential papers may well be the b, c and d. And these may or may not equate to results chapters.
Points of disagreement with the established literatures. Where do your results challenge or question what is currently the state of the art in your field? You can make a list of these differences, and each may well be a paper. Insights from geography and literature? The cutting room floor paper is often an easy one to write.
There was another analytic approach, another theory you might have used. Or you may be able to bring a smaller set of texts together in order to offer different, more in depth, but nevertheless complementary insights to those that already exist in the thesis.
Where are the papers?
It always helps to try to brainstorm your options. Find a mentor or writing friend and set a time to discuss the possibilities.Many first-time authors use the research conducted as part of their PhD or even Master’s thesis as a basis for a journal article.
While that’s a logical step, the requirements for a thesis differ from those of a paper in a peer reviewed academic journal in very significant ways.
1 Publishing articles from the PhD thesis Ellen Fest and Theo Jetten, Wageningen University & Research Library Introduction Recently, a couple of manuscripts from former PhD candidates were rejected by journal editors because.
Journal Article review of Self-Forgiveness. You will write a Journal Article Review, which will be based upon your choices from the professional, peer-reviewed journal articles provided. JOURNAL-ARTICLE-FORMAT FOR PhD THESES AT UNE A table of contents indicating clearly how the thesis is structured and how the journal articles are organised; 5.
in the journal-article-format parts of the thesis and relating this back to the issues raised in the Introduction.
In my previous article, I had explained that it is an acceptable practice to rewrite content from a PhD thesis or dissertation and publish it as a journal article. However, you have to remember that a thesis and a journal article are two completely different sub-genres of academic writing, meant for different audiences and written for different purposes.
The rights for reprinting the articles in your thesis have to be approved by the publisher at the time of submitting the articles. Your thesis will be published by your university and made available either in print, online or both.