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How to Publish Your PhD

How to Publish Your PhD

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February 2009 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide students with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research.

Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books.

A wealth of practical information and advice is included on:

  • Choosing a publisher
  • Revising your thesis
  • Putting together a proposal
  • Surviving the review process
  • Negotiating a contract
  • Working with your publishers marketing department

The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries, and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for students across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US.

The Ever-Changing World of Academic Publishing
Books or Articles?
Revising Your PhD
Choosing a Publisher
Preparing and Presenting a Proposal
Surviving the Reviews
Negotiating a Contract
Marketing yourself and your book
Further Reading


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Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your Research before and not after they enroll for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it.  A safe and sure guide.??????

Bryan S. Turner

The book benefits from some mini-case studies of experienced academics’ experiences. These provide a useful alternative perspective. That said, the most valuable parts of the book are those where Caro writes most clearly as a publishing industry insider.

Anthony Haynes

Good supplemental reading early in post-PhD publishing

Dr Margaret Fletcher
Professional Clinical Nursing Dept, University of the West of England, Bristol
June 6, 2012

This book has been recommended to my colleagues who are developing a Teesside University doctorate programme.

Mrs Eleanor Glynn
School of Social Science and Law, University of Teesside
July 14, 2010

Good book with practical advice written in an easy to read style.
Good for anyone embarking on a PhD or appropaching completion.

Ms Cate Wood
Dept of health and soaical care, Bournemouth University
July 12, 2010

This book contain good practical information on how to get the PhD published.

It is clear and concise with excellents tips.

Dr Rob Monks
Dept of Nursing, Central Lancashire University
May 12, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF