Introduction: demystifying the PhD by publication

SW Chong , Neil Johnson

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This chapter documents the rationale for compiling a collection on the PhD by Publication. The aim of the book is to “demystify” this alternative route of doctoral education because there is a dearth of publications (journal articles or books) on this PhD route which is gaining popularity around the world. This book attempts to “demystify” PhD by Publication by identifying pertinent issues and (mis)conceptions pertaining to policies and practices through research, research syntheses, and surveys of university policies on the PhD by Publication internationally (Part I – Landscapes of PhD by Publication). Another layer of “demystification” pertains to experience (Part II: Narratives of PhD by Publication). The inclusion of reflective and autobiographical accounts by PhD by Publication supervisors, students, and graduates internationally provides a vivid insider’s perspective toward this PhD route. This chapter closes with an outline of each chapter of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscapes and narratives of PhD by publication
Subtitle of host publicationdemystifying students’ and supervisors’ perspectives
EditorsSin Wang Chong, Neil Johnson
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783031048951
ISBN (Print)9783031048944, 9783031048975
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2022

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