Thesis by Publication

A collection of resources for supporting doctoral researchers to publish during their candidature. 

What is a TBP?

Some resources to help you understand the ins and outs of the TBP (even if it’s not called a TBP!)

Choosing the TBP

Not sure whether the TBP is the best option for you? Some resources for helping you to decide


It is very common to co-author papers during a TBP, but there are potential risks that need to be considered

Common challenges

Discussions about some of the most common challenges faced by those adopting a thesis by publication

Stories from researchers

Ethnographic studies and blogs from doctoral researchers who adopted the TBP and came out the other side!

Writing your TBP

A collection of resources to help you to effectively write and integrate publications into your thesis

Resources for supervisors

A selection of resources to help supervisors provide support tailored to the needs of the TBP candidate


Some answers to the most common questions asked by TBP candidates

A list of TBPs just for you!

A collection of TBPs from a range of disciplinary and geographic contexts, for you to draw information and inspiration

Defending your TBP

Resources to help you prepare for the evaluation process, whether a thesis evaluation, oral defense or viva voce.

Resources for examiners

A selection of resources for those who are asked to examine a thesis that includes publications