Collection of published articles
Students who wish to submit the doctoral thesis as a collection of published articles must adhere to the following criteria:
- Research presented as part of the thesis may not be presented again as an integral part of other theses.
- The articles must have been written after the start of the doctoral degree course.
- The articles must have been accepted for publication in high-impact journals in the field.
- The thesis submitted must contain, in addition to copies of the research papers published, an introduction that explains the subject of the thesis, a summary of the results, a discussion of the results and the final conclusions.
Once these requirements and criteria have been met, the following documents should be submitted to the Doctoral Studies Office:
- A general request form indicating that you wish to submit the thesis as a collection of published articles.
- A report by the thesis supervisor, approved by the Academic Committee, explaining why a summary is the most suitable way of presenting the thesis.
- A list of the articles that comprise the full thesis submission.
- Copies of the articles or other publications constituting the thesis, and the impact factor of the journals or media in which the articles were published.
- Written authorisation from the co-authors of the articles for the submission of their work as part of a doctoral thesis.
- A written renunciation by co-authors who are not doctorate holders of the right to submit the published research as part of another doctoral thesis.
As a general rule, the co-authors of articles submitted as part of a doctoral thesis cannot form part of the thesis examination panel.
If you want to submit the thesis as a collection of published articles you must apply for it before the process of thesis deposit. It takes 15 days from your request to the approval (or not) from the Doctoral Committee.
See also thesis reading procedure.