For people who are taking the PhD by publication route, publishing is the core business, but for those who are producing a ‘big book’ PhD, publication along the way is equally important for a number of reasons, such as to: develop your ideas, arguments and writing give you tangible milestones in the PhD process gain feedback from peer reviewers, bringing in different or unexpected perspectives learn about the differences between writing a thesis and writing a journal article stake a claim to your research area, and to your intellectual property gain experience in defending your work — useful for the viva build up a publication record, necessary for gaining an academic job after your PhD. Publication will increase your value to your own and other institutions by building up possible submissions to research monitoring processes, in particular the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Once your work is published, it can be cited by others. In REF terms, work becomes more ‘valuable’ the more it is cited.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number