Publishing a dissertation as an article in an academic journal can look fabulous on your CV, particularly if you would like an academic career. If you wait until after you go through the dissertation process, you will be too exhausted to publish, and it won’t happen for a year or two. Whether publishing your dissertation research is mandatory or not, making an effort to convert a dissertation into a published manuscript serves as an excellent building block for junior researchers and first-time authors. Regardless of the time constraints, it's still extremely valuable to take the step of turning your dissertation into journal papers. 1. Although finishing your dissertation may be the final hurdle to completing your doctorate, getting it published may be an important step toward your career as a psychologist. Two years past my thesis defense, I'm reaching the end of this process (with a number of papers published, a number in review and a few more to write). Plan for it. Indeed, academic psychologists are not the only ones expected to publish-research is increasingly a part of clinical positions, says University of Rochester Medical Center associate professor Robert Pollard Jr., PhD. Below are some of my observations on the process. You must plan. Configure your dissertation for three separate publications. Your dissertation supervisor should be able to advise you on whether publication is appropriate for your dissertation writing. This may be three separate chapters, or it may be three different data sets or arms of your data.
If you have produced important material from your research then it can be a great help to others if you publish it. 3. Publishing from your dissertation Posted on March 15, 2011 by Jo VanEvery 1 Comment It is a fact of life that if you want an academic job you need to publish.