This guest post comes from hamideh iraj, an ma in information technology management from iran she has a background in software and has learned data science through studying about the possibilities of moocs (massive open online courses) this year hamideh took her master's thesis and turned it into a book aimed. 1reconfigure your thesis a thesis may resemble a book in length and depth, but it's not a book one of the first tasks in phd thesis publication is to reconfigure your thesis to be more like a book when you begin reconfiguring your thesis, you need to first determine what market you want your book to. If you have finished your phd you are probably thinking of turning your dissertation into a book your phd thesis usually becomes your first monograph and helps you to start building a reputation in the academic world working on your first book is something that you may want to do during a post-doc. I defended my phd thesis in 2014 and received the top grade it was recommended by my opponent / examiner that i turn the thesis into a book the dissertation was in a way already a book (both in some print versions and as a permanent link to an electronic database, but it would be legitimate to write a. Palgrave macmillan accepts proposals based on phd dissertations, even those that have been made available online prospective authors should bear in mind that every phd thesis will need to undergo rigorous revision in order to be published as a monograph with our press to help with this revision, our editors have put.
Publishing a book-length work remains the yardstick for tenure and promotion, and, increasingly, even for appointment within the academy learn how you can t. Phd guidelines: transforming your thesis into a book the first stage you have completed or are about to complete your doctoral thesis and you are thinking about publishing your thesis as a book there are a number of important questions to ask yourself at this stage: am i prepared to invest a minimum of 12 months work. Build a reputation if you have finished your dissertation, you are probably thinking of turning your dissertation into a book your phd thesis usually becomes your first monograph and helps you to start building a reputation in the academic world the main differences between a dissertation and a book dissertation 1. The reasons why it is more likely that you will be publishing articles before turning your thesis into a book are multiple last but not least, because publications are one of the most important prerequisites for standing a chance on the academic job market unless you wrote your phd.
Researchers who have recently completed a phd will inevitably be considering what route to take to publication terry clague outlines some of the various options, offering an insight into what questions a publisher might ask when assessing a proposal for a research book would-be book authors are. Lots of people want to turn their thesis into a book this is not but others hold the peer reviewed journal article as the gold standard in such cases, it may be better to get stuck into turning the thesis into a set of papers, rather than sweating over a manuscript when is it too late to write from the phd. Turning your dissertation into a book: a handy guide from first-time authors julie shayne (the revolution question, rutgers university press), meika loe (the rise ofviagra, nyu press) jennifer reich ( fixing families, routledge), laura carpenter (virginity lost, nyu press), patricia richards.
From thesis to book the average phd thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another – j frank dobie if you are looking to rework a thesis into a book (or, say, are the supervisor of someone in that position) then this chapter has information specific to theses that is not found elsewhere. I believe there is much more we can do with our research than simply producing the thesis itself in this course, i'll show you how to turn your ma or phd thesis into a popular book what will i learn in this course how to transform your research into a best-selling book how to take your research, repackage it into. If you have finished your phd you are probably thinking of turning your dissertation into a book your phd thesis usually becomes your first monograph and helps you to start building a reputation in the academic world working on your first book is something that you may want to do during a post-doc fellowship turning your.