Hi it’s Lisa here from capstone editing in this video I’ll be sharing some basic advice regarding converting thesis chapters into journals for publication articles for publication.
The advice will be useful for postgraduate students from all fields.
The first consideration is exactly when you want to make the conversion of your chapters to submit them for publication it can be difficult to decide whether to submit your thesis chapters in the form of journals for publication articles for publication before or after you submit your thesis on one hand the more journals for publication articles you’ve published the better especially if you’ll be seeking an academic position or grant funding following your PhD and if many of your chapters are already published then your thesis reviewers will hopefully have very little to add on the other hand getting a manuscript ready for publication can make it can take much longer than putting a chapter together for your thesis and can waste precious time that you need for finishing your PhD ideally you will have a combination of the two a few chapters that you can turn into published chapters earlier in your PhD and a few chapters written only for the thesis to begin with that once you’ve submitted you’ll be able to convert into journals for publication articles many people have to wait quite a long time between submitting their thesis and when it’s finally accepted and then often have another wait for job offers after that so this is an ideal time to get those journals for publication articles published to keep your productivity up.
I have a few tips for turning your thesis chapters into manuscripts for publication that hopefully you’ll find helpful the most important thing is to take a step back and evaluate the aims and scope of your planned journals for publication article a thesis chapter will be a continuation of previous work in a thesis and will of course be tied to the main aims of your PhD and your overall research study whereas a journals for publication article needs to stand alone as a body of work so the number of chapters in your thesis that are actually suitable for conversion into a journals for publication article will depend on your research topic and often your field those in the sciences might and they have several chapters that each contain separate research projects and results that can stand alone as journals for publication articles whereas those of us from the humanities and Social Sciences might find that there’s really only one or maybe two journals for publication articles that you can get out of your thesis and it might be that you need to create them from information contained across the whole thesis rather than just in one or two specific chapters the first thing you need to do is make a summary of the main results findings or arguments in your chapter and make sure you have clear standalone aims for the manuscript a thesis chapter has no word limit although your full thesis might but your target journals for publication will have very strict word limits for articles so refine the data research or information you want to include in order to present a clear story for those are the sciences this usually means moving any large tables and superfluous figures to the supplementary materials and only including data that’s essential for the aims of this journals for publication article the next step is to rework your introduction the introduction and the discussion are likely to need the most work in a thesis much of the background information will have been included in your general introduction chapter and therefore will be missing from the single chapter you’re turning into a journals for publication article when reorganizing and rewarding your introduction for publication use the pyramid approach of starting with a broader context and funneling down to the information on your specific research project or study when working on the discussion refer to your list of main results or arguments that are referred to earlier and be sure to only discuss these topics that’s my son just ignore that noise you also need to spend a bit more time discussing the implications of your work than you would in a thesis chapter since in your thesis this would again normally be included in a separate chapter finally you’ll have to reference and format your chapter following your target journals for publication specific guidelines which will usually be different to the guidelines you followed when writing your thesis this often includes changing the reference system to referencing system to the one used by your target journals for publication the way you format your manuscript will vary depending on where you are intending to submit your article to your journals for publication will outline their specific requirements on the submission or information for authors page on their website for more detailed information on other aspects to consider such as choosing an appropriate journals for publication you can refer to our blog article or free to go on publishing your first scientific paper.
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