Ten tips for publishing from the thesis

Research Staff Blog

Last week’s publishing workshop was really interesting and raised some key points about publishing from the thesis that I thought I’d share with those of you who couldn’t make the session. There were five presentations – three from current members of research staff who have experience of publishing from the thesis, one from a Commissioning Editor from Manchester University Press, and one from the JRUL. The presentations covered publishing in journals, peer review, turning the thesis into a book and Open Access publishing. In this post I’m just going to recount some of the key points (in no particular order) that I thought were useful (and/or surprising) to people who are embarking on publishing their work.

1. If you’re planning to publish your thesis – as journal articles or a book (or both) – it might help to think of the thesis as a [series of] publication[s]. This might involve…

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