A Tale of Three Dissertations: Experiences of Transforming Mentored Research into an Article

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to keep your doctorate on track
Subtitle of host publicationInsights from students' and supervisors' experiences
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages397
ISBN (Print)9781800375307
Publication statusPublished - 2020
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This chapter describes three experiences of transforming (or not!) a dissertation into a journal article, and provides a summary of tips for the process. The first experience I share is when a student successfully completes the dissertation, but does not publish a journal article based on the research; I call this the vanishing act. The second type of experience, going solo, is when the student drafts an article for publication without mentorship from the supervisor. And, finally, I share the most rewarding experience of collaborating between student and supervisor to transform a dissertation to a published journal article.