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A thesis by publication, also known as an essay thesis or an article thesis, is a that, as opposed to a coherent , is a collection of research articles with an introductory and a summary chapter. It comprises already-published journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, and occasional not yet published manuscripts. A thesis by publication is a form of compilation thesis (a term used in Nordic countries). A less common form of compilation thesis is an essay thesis, comprising previously unpublished independent .

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3. PhD thesis by publication allows for formal recognition of established researchers and/or scholars who: a) do not already hold a PhD qualification; b) have substantial international standing in their respective fields on the basis of their ongoing record of academic publication (work); and c) for whom enrolment in the existing 'standard' PhD Program would be inappropriate.


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Thesis by publication

The thesis by publication format is chosen in cases where the student intends to first publish the thesis in parts in international journals. It often results in a higher number of publications during the doctoral studies than a monograph and may render in higher number of citations in other research publications; something that may be advantageous from research funding point of view and may facilitate readership appointment after the dissertation. A further reason for writing a compilation thesis is that some of the articles can be written together with other authors, which may be helpful especially for new doctoral students. A majority of the articles should be reviewed by referees outside the student’s own department, supplementing the audit carried out by the supervisory staff and dissertation opponent, thus assuring international standards.