To Publish or Not to Publish before Submission? Considerations for Doctoral Students and Supervisors

Jacqueline H. Watts
2012 Creative Education  
Postgraduate research education is multi-faceted incorporating the teaching of a range of skills and study behaviours. A key skill for doctoral students is that of scholarly writing that Aitchison (2009) argues is often difficult to teach, with students unclear about the standards required for doctoral work. One benchmark of standards of academic literacy is published outputs, with Kamler (2008) pressing for greater pedagogical attention to be given to writing for publication within doctoral
more » ... within doctoral education. However, the case for pursuing publication as part of doctoral research experience is subject to a number of variables. This
doi:10.4236/ce.2012.326165 fatcat:p6oia7lj35gcdi5jrzxagawvlq