Choosing the Thesis by Publication

Thinking about doing a TBP? Or otherwise looking to publish during candidature? Not sure if it’s the right approach for you? These resources might help you decide.

Journal articles
The doctorate in pieces: a scoping review of research on the PhD thesis by publication
Solli & Nygaard | 2022 | Higher Education Research & Development

Pressured to publish: stories of inexperienced researchers
Mertkan et al. | 2022 | Journal of Organizational Change Management

Doctoral publishing as professional development for an academic career in higher education
Wilkins | 2021 | The International Journal of Management Education

Does Publishing During the Doctorate Influence Completion Time? A Quantitative Study of Doctoral Candidates in Australia
Churchill et al. | 2021 | International Journal of Doctoral Studies

Manuscript-Style Dissertations: An Alternative to the traditional dissertation style
Swank et al. | 2021 | Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Are doctoral theses with articles more popular than monographs? Supervisors and students in biological and health sciences weigh up risks and benefits
Jowsey et al. | 2021 | Higher Education Research & Development

Monograph v. manuscript: exploring the factors that influence English L1 and EAL candidates’ thesis-writing approach
Liardét & Thompson | 2020 | Higher Education Research & Development

‘What do I even call this?’ Challenges and possibilities of undertaking a thesis by publication
Merga, Mason, & Morris | 2020 | Journal of Further and Higher Education

‘The constant rejections hurt’: Skills and personal attributes needed to successfully complete a thesis by publication
Merga et al. | 2020 | Learned Publishing

Choosing the Thesis by Publication approach: motivations and influencers for doctoral candidates
Mason et al. | 2019 | Higher Education Research & Development

PhD by Publication – Panacea or Paralysis?
Frick | 2019 | Africa Education Review

Are doctoral theses with articles more popular than monographs? Supervisors and students in biological and health sciences weigh up risks and benefits
Jowsey et al. | 2019 | Higher Education Research & Development

A National Survey Examining Manuscript Dissertation Formats Among Nursing PhD Programs in the United States
Graves | 2018 | Journal of Nursing Scholarship

The manuscript dissertation: a means of increasing competitive edge for tenure-track faculty positions
Freeman | 2018 | International Journal of Doctoral Studies

PhD by publication as an argument for innovation and technology transfer: With emphasis on Africa
Asongu & Nwachukwu | 2017 | Higher Education Quarterly

Writing realities: An exploration of drawbacks and benefits of publishing while enrolled in a doctoral program
Mizzi | 2014 | New Horizons in Adult Education

PhDs by publications: An “easy way out”?
Niven & Grant | 2012 | Teaching in Higher Education

Book chapters
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Completing a Thesis by Publication
Cash | 2023 | Deconstructing Doctoral Discourses

The Retrospective/Prospective PhD by Publication Journey
Morgan | 2022 | In Landscapes and Narratives of PhD by Publication

Feedback from journal reviewers (Writing a thesis by publication)
Guerin | 2017 | In Developing Research Writing

Editorials
The dissertation book; Should it be a monograph or a compilation thesis?
Fridlund | 2010 | European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Conference papers
PhD by Publication or PhD by Traditional Model: Which Way to Go?
Gumbo | 2017 | The Independence of African States in the Age of Globalisation

Blog posts
Writing a thesis by publication. Some reasons for and against
Filippou | 2020 | Doctoral Writing SIG

Deciding on a dissertation format: Considering the implications of a PhD by publication
Frick | 2019 | Doctoral Writing SIG

Thinking about writing a thesis by publication? Some reasons for and against
Guerin | 2019 | Doctoral Writing SIG

A PhD by publication is a great way to build your academic profile, but be mindful of its challenges
Mason & Merga | 2018 | LSE Impact blog

A PhD by publication allows you to write for real and varied audiences, inviting intellectual exchanges that benefit your research
Carling | 2017 | LSE Impact blog

Videos
Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?
Huysmans | 2022 | Dr Richard Huysmans

What are the benefits of adopting a thesis by publication?
Mason | 2020 | TBP YouTube Q&A series

What are the challenges of adopting a thesis by publication?
Mason | 2020 | TBP YouTube Q&A series

Why Publishing Scientific Papers in PhD is so Crucial
Chan | 2020 | PhDCoffeeTime

Thesis by publication PhD vs Coherent monograph PhD [In Hindi & Urdu]
Ifactner | 2018 | ifacttner learning video tutorials