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Peer-reviewed research article vs. dissertation: How to write a great paper for publication

Peer-reviewed research article vs. dissertation: How to write a great paper for publication

Peer-reviewed research article vs. dissertation

You're writing your dissertation and want to publish your first research article. What is the difference between your dissertation and a publishable article? Working at a peer-reviewed journal, I have seen manuscripts of all types including those that look like they were copied and pasted from a dissertation. Research articles are concise summaries of your work directed at readers who are experienced in your area of research. Dissertations serve as a platform for an evaluation of your expertise and work. If you keep this in mind, then you will have a much better chance of having your work published.

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Stimulate Your Abstract Writing with These Creative Exercises

Stimulate Your Abstract Writing with These Creative Exercises

Writing an abstract is one of the most difficult pieces of writing you will do for your dissertation, but one of the most important. Your abstract needs to be both concise and descriptive, meeting the word count required by your style guide yet containing important keywords for those searching the abstract database.

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