All research degree candidates are encouraged to publish their work in refereed journals because this has a number of advantages:
- it impresses examiners
- you acquire valuable feedback from the referees
- it builds your confidence
- it gives you a track record which will be important for your employment prospects.
Publications can form the basis of the chapters in your thesis and it is normal in such cases to list all the publications which emerged from the research project in the front of the thesis.
Another option to consider is whether you want to structure the thesis as a collection of publications. This is discussed in more detail on our thesis structure options page.
The Library provides useful advice on the publication process including information about developing your publishing strategy, open access research and publishing, depositing your research into DRO and publishing contracts.