A brief but informative book guiding the thesis or dissertation writer in how to begin revising that project into a potentially publishable book. There is good practical information, but it is primarily about how to think differently when approaching your work as a book than you have grown accustomed while producing a thesis for the eyes of your adviser and examiners.
Revising your PhD dissertation for book publication Revising your PhD for book publication will necessarily involve some adaptation of the content and style of your dissertation. It is important to remember that the aim and emphasis of your book manuscript should be to make an original contribution to scholarly dialogue (rather than proving that you deserve to be awarded a PhD).
The aim of the paper is to elucidate a systematic approach to convert a Masters dissertation into a journal article. This approach has involved a fundamental thematic review of the literature concerning the conversion of dissertations into journal articles. From these sources pertinent approaches, processes, lessons, and guidance have been noted and analysed.
Turning your Dissertation into a Book. Revising your PhD dissertation for book publication involves adapting both content and style. Following are some quick tips about what to keep in mind: - The aim of the book. Now you are making a contribution to the scholarship. The book should be more succinct and focused than your dissertation.
Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation.
How should scholars think about subject, tone, length, and audience in revising their dissertation into a first book? How are second books different? Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director at Duke University Press, offers advice about the process, challenges, and possibilities of writing and publishing scholarly books. Reception follows at 5:00 P.M. Free of charge and open to the.
Foreword to Revising Your Dissertation. At the time this volume was originally published, it was already becoming clear that the market for books based on dissertations was eroding even more than it had been in the past. Twenty years ago, even ten years ago, there was no evidence to suggest that books based on dissertations were being discriminated against in purchases made by libraries.
Revising your PhD for book publication will necessarily involve some adaptation of the content and style of. The heart of from dissertation to book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the. The following is a list of books from Berkeley sociology dissertations, organized by the author's year of graduation, and. In addition to.