How to review a paper

This summer Chengcheng Kang reviewed three papers for some top conferences in her field. It was a daunting process at first, but she found practice makes perfect and is sharing her insights in this week’s PhD Life post…

Thesis to Book: Images

Have you thought about reproducing images in your publications? Dr Alice Eden has written posts about the literary journey in her post ‘Thesis to Book’, however another important part of writing art historical publications is the inclusion of images. When you come to publish, this can be a whole new area to discover…

Thesis to Book: A Journey

Since gaining her book contract with Routledge – the subject of her previous blog series – Dr Alice Eden begun the hard work of transforming her thesis into a book. This has meant different ways of working and new challenges compared to PhD research. In this week’s PhD Life post, she aims to give some…

The Book Proposal: In Detail

In the final post of this series on gaining a book contract, Dr Alice Eden discusses the various sections of an academic book proposal in the humanities based on her recent success gaining a book contract with Routledge.`

Six Misconceptions about the Three-Paper Route

Monograph dissertations are still the norm for many PhD students, but some disciplines allow a collection of papers to be submitted instead. We talked to a PhD student taking this route to learn more about it…   Majority of texts about the three(or more)-paper thesis compare it favourably against the traditional monograph format, and students…

Getting Published – A quick FAQ

In case you have missed the peer-lead event on publishing as a PhD student or you are just looking for something get you started, PhD Life prepared a quick overview of some key points to consider, before and  after publication… Publication record is becoming increasingly important, if not the most important element in securing and…

5 tips on getting your 1st journal paper published

Having your work published for the first time might seem as an intimidating process, but Salma offered to help us by sharing her experience and advice… Recently, my first journal paper was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, on GPs’ concerns about online patient feedback. As a PhD student I was very pleased, I must…

Getting your thesis published

Wondering how to go about getting your thesis published? In this guide Georgina Collins provides information for early career researchers on the process of converting your thesis into a published book. From PhD to publication Following the PhD, if you wish to remain in academia or move into a related profession, publishing your thesis is…

Peer review

What is peer review? How does it work? In this guide Sharon Boden forewarns those of you new to the process about the various practices, procedures and stages of peer reviewing. Although it is unlikely that you will ever look forward to being reviewed by your peers, understanding the how, when, and why of peer…

Publishing your work – choosing a journal

Thinking of publishing but unsure how to choose a journal? In this guide Sharon Boden provides information on how to move forward with your publishing plans. At the start of your academic career, you may have more questions than answers about how and where to publish. Which journal should I choose? Will my choice affect…