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  • Can I publish parts of my dissertation as a journal paper?
  • General considerations Submitting your dissertation chapters as published papers is encouraged, and sometimes mandatory, in many institutions. The advantages are that published papers have already been through the peer review process, so are deemed scientifically sound by experts in your field, which minimises the potential error for your examiners when assessing your dissertation. Further, published papers are copy edited by in-house editors at the target journal before being published, so your published chapter will in theory be grammatically sou...
  • Does my department or university care which journal I publish in?
  • General considerations Universities, departments, and research labs generate annual, end of year reports that highlight the achievements and milestones for the year, such as grants awarded and publications. Publications are items affiliated with the university or research lab and will typically include peer review papers, book chapters and books, and conference proceedings. These form metrics that contribute to departmental and university reputation and research output, which are then weighted against other research institutions to determine instit...