chapter  16
17 Pages

From thesis to publication

WithJAMES GUTHRIE, LEE PARKER, ROB GRAY

You’ve completed your thesis, and now the tantalizing question arises: ‘What next?’ While the bound volume on your bookshelf gives you a warm glow, the graduation photos swell you with pride and the extra letters to your name convey some feelings of status and self-worth, your research findings are likely to languish in the shadows unless you take further action. It is very likely that, with just a little more effort in revising it into an acceptable format, the standard of research you have produced will qualify you for publication in one form or another. In doing so you have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to your discipline’s wider stock of accessible knowledge, and as a by-product enhance your own profile and credibility in your chosen field.