Publishing During Candidature
Publishing during candidature may be useful for a number of reasons:
- Provides useful peer review feedback
- Thesis markers may look more favourably on work that has already been peer-reviewed and published
- Your name becomes visible in the academic community
- Looks impressive on your CV when applying for academic/research positions and grants
Tips for Publishing During Candidature
- Present at conferences and convert your paper into a journal article (must alter paper by more than 50% or not publish in proceedings)
- Publish book reviews
- Target postgraduate journals
- Adapt discrete chapters which are easily contextualised. Remember a journal audience is different from a thesis audience and adapt accordingly. Avoid over referencing.
- Collaborate with established researchers (such as your supervisor) if appropriate
The following publications, available via the UWS Library, provide additional insight into publishing during candidature.
Aitchison, C., Kamler, B., & Lee, A. (Eds.). (2010). Publishing Pedagogies for the Doctorate and Beyond, London: Routledge.
Graswell, G. (2005), Writing for academic success: A postgraduate guide, London: Sage Publications
Phelps, R. Fisher, K. Ellis, A. (2007), Organizing and managing your research: A practical guide for postgraduates, London: Sage Publications
For assistance contact the Research Services Librarian.