A PhD thesis that contains published and unpublished papers is an increasingly popular format.
A variety of workshops and training sessions are offered to Higher Degree Research students from a number of different sources at Griffith University, including Griffith Library, Griffith Graduate Research School, affiliated research centres and other web pages produced by the School such as the very popular resources on producing and publishing Systematic Quantitative Literature Reviews.
PhD theses that include publications
- Any such thesis must comply with Griffith's policies on including publications in the thesis.
- Publishing papers during a PhD candidature have a range of benefits and limitations and these are addressed in this short video.
- If you want to know how to produce a thesis where most of the work is in the form of published and unpublished papers, here is a short video on the topic and the following documents:
- Mullins, G. and Kiley, M. (2002). It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize: How experienced examiners assess research thesis. Studies in Higher Education, 27; 369-386. DOI: 10.1080/0307507022000011507
- Sharmini, S., Spronken-Smith, R., Golding, C., & Harland, T. (2015). Assessing the doctoral thesis when it includes published work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(1), 89-102. doi:10.1080/02602938.2014.888535
- Golding, C., Sharmini, S. and Lazarovitch, A. (2014). What examiners do: what thesis students should know. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education39: 563-576. DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2013.859230
- Chemistry: Dr William Bennett (2012), Dr Mohammad Al-Mamun (2016), Dr Sheng Li (2015), Dr Tak Hyuan Kim (2016)
- Social Science: Dr Sebastian Rossi (2015), Dr Elnaz Torabi (2017)
- Ecology and Evolution: Dr Mark Runkowski (2016), Dr Rochelle Steven (2016), Dr Michael Ansong (2016), Dr Christina Kindermann (2017), Dr Fen Guo (2016), Dr Alisha Steward (2012), Dr John Giles (2017), Dr Nicholas Clark (2016)
- Marine Science: Dr Andrew Olds (2013), Dr Paul Maxwell (2014), Dr Sarah Engelhard (2017), Dr Pascale Eisenmann (2016), Dr Amanda Dawson (2017), Dr Seanan Wild (2016), Dr Marie Bigot (2016),
- Bioscience: Dr. Khuchtumur Bum-Erdene (2015), Dr Prahlad Raninga (2017), Dr Nazmul Islam (2018)
PhD success story
Our graduates keep doing amazing things. Dr Mark Runkowski talks about his experience as a PhD candidate at Griffith University in the School of Environment and what he has been doing afterwards in his new job in industry with Natura Pacific.
- Step by step guide for PHDs to get permission to include their articles in their theses
- Simple table to use to keep track of your progress writing the thesis/papers (DOC 14KB)
- Find out more about how to write papers in ecology (PDF 1.7MB)
Why publish during your PhD?
This video outlines the benefits for students, supervisor, universities and the community of publishing during a PhD, but also some of the challenges and some of the resources to help.
Putting the papers in the thesis