Downsizing the dissertation


Veronika Drake, now at Saginaw Valley State University

We are very pleased to have a guest blog from an early-career researcher.

Veronika Drake , who did her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares the experience of extracting publishable articles from one’s thesis.

A dissertation represents years of painstaking data collection, transcription, analysis, writing, revision, and editing. Eventually, we defend and deposit it. And it is here that paths diverge. Some people move on to a completely new project, and others plan to revise and submit the manuscript for publication as a monograph. Still others decide to revise a portion of the dissertation for an article-length publication. I fall into the latter category, opting for the ‘downsizing’ option and submitting a portion of my dissertation to ROLSI.

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