How PhD graduates can reach readers by transforming their dissertation into articles: Opinion

New doctoral graduates can reach more readers by transforming their finished dissertations into articles, writes Terry O’Banion. O’Banion gives ten guidelines for turning dissertations into articles. He recommends that graduates begin the process by acquainting themselves with recent publications in the field and considering whether an article would be relevant and worth publishing. The author suggests that graduates only include the most relevant findings and extract more than one article from the dissertation if necessary by using their dissertation abstract for the article’s abstract or introduction and by trimming down the literature review section to the most appropriate citations. O’Banion recommends including only essential methodology, ensuring findings and results are clearly stated, and providing a concise summary with only relevant references. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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