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Is it normal to have no publications after 2.5 years in a PhD program?

Background: I started my Ph.D two and half years ago in engineering/computer science field. I was pushed by my supervisor into a direction which he thought would be good (He switched directions and he knows nothing about the field, just because there were better prospects for getting grants). I never felt connected to the field and he never received any grants to study it.

I switched a year ago to a subject that I feel passionate about and started reading lots of literature. I have done some work and submitted (rejected at first, resubmitted and waiting).

So now I have completed 2.5 years in the program and no publications at all. I even find it very hard to find new novel ideas in my field as it is been actively researched for 10 years and it seems to me as if almost everything is already done but that is a different issue. I am afraid I won't get enough publications in time before the Ph.D time limit expires.

Question: Is it normal to be 2.5 years into Ph.D and have no publications?

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It is absolutely normal. I am a doctoral student in, what is arguably a top 5 CS department/top 5 HCI program in the USA.

Although, I had a handful of publications before I started my doctoral program, my first "real" paper (in a top flight venue) with my adviser was published more than 2.5 years after I joined the program. I had published a couple of workshop papers/posters in those years with other graduate students but the acceptance rates for them, even in highly ranked conferences, are pretty high so that doesn't really account for much. These had nothing to do with my dissertation but were just some side projects that we did.

Most of my colleagues and friends/acquaintances in similar programs in similar universities were in similar situations in that time. It takes time to read literature, come up with a compelling and important research question, design a study/prototype/system/algorithm, write the paper and most importantly, get it published.

Do not be disheartened. The quality of papers matter, not the quantity when it comes to being evaluated by search committees.

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I was in the exact same situation (also CS) and I would say that it is both normal and cause for concern . So there's no reason to take it personally, or to start worrying about your abilities, this happens to many people, but it is a situation that needs to be resolved. From now on, your number one priority should be to get a paper, put everything else on hold. Don't worry about getting enough papers, worry about getting one.

You have something under submission, so the odds are you'll get it accepted somewhere pretty soon. However, if you don't, I would recommend trying to find someone with experience who can coach you hands-on. Find someone who can read your draft in detail and tell you what needs to be done. 2.5 years with no publications is usually a sign that the supervisor is not paying very close attention, and it may be good to find someone who can pay close attention to you, at least for a bit. Getting a paper past reviewers is a strange, dark art, and it really helps to get some intense supervision for your first attempt.

edit after comment : Two further tips to help your situation:

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My impression is that "in the olden days", it was normal that the PhD thesis was the first publishable research one produced. But as academia became more and more competitive, many advisers became aware of the fact that for their students to be considered "doing well", they should publish before the end of their PhD. Some people publish preliminary results of their PhD research, only to quote them later in their thesis.

I would say that at a broad range of universities, advisers are looking to help graduate students publish as soon as possible. (But most advisers also know that giving a publication "for free" doesn't help develop the research attitude of the student.)

Still, I've seen in various places the practice of letting a student carry out some easy calculation, which becomes part of a more advanced paper, which the student may not actually fully understand. But still the student is listed as co-author. This is supposed to prepare the student for "research" and it may be considered part of the "learning experience" to present this paper at seminars or conferences.

In this way some Master's students have a (usually joint) publication with their adviser (and possibly other students). In particular, this means that, by year 2.5 of their PhD they have at least 1 or 2 papers.

This practice seems to be common enough for interviewers to not even ask about joint publications of graduate students (maybe unless they are in top journals). (I've been interviewed for funding and my interviewer asked me "So, I saw on your CV that you have a singly-authored paper..." ignoring my B-grade journal joint publication.)

In that way "The System" knows about smart advisers. Now, advisers are trying to help students prepare singly-authored papers (or "first-authored" papers, depending on the field). The motivational barrier is now much higher, of course, since the adviser won't be listed as co-author. One pay-off for the adviser would be to increase his citation count by having the paper cite the adviser's papers.

(My personal impression is that "paper count" is a very poor measure of an application, but I also think it often still serves as a "rough first approximation" to the research ability of a student.)

To sum up, I think by now it is rather uncommon for a graduate student to have no publication by 2.5 years PhD . Many Postdoc positions in my field (Mathematics) are not filled with Post docs, but rather PostPostPost docs. Having no publications, or even just one publication resulting from your PhD work, I'm guessing it might prove rather difficult to find a job in academia.

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Yes, it's definitely normal.

It can take time to find the topic that's close to your heart. Once you find a topic that motivates you, the publications will flow.

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I wouldn't say it is normal, I would say it is not that big of a problem, but certainly not desirable.

It would be good for you to push harder and try to publish good articles now. And it seems you are already on this path.

I finished my phd with only one conference paper, and that was far from ideal and it did get in the way, a little...

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I would say it can be normal to have no publications until you're done with your PhD, and then your dissertation counts as your publication. There's nothing wrong with having no publications beforehand. These are often obsessions for university Deans and perhaps Admin, but they are not directly connected with the pursuit of knowledge or a Doctor of Philosophy.

In other words one can pursue knowledge without publishing anything. Further, a lessor degree does not say that you are ready to publish and contribute your own work to the corpus of the Establishment -- that SHOULD be saved until after you are rewarded the degree. The degree then acts as a badge you've earned as a member of the community.

Save publications for your career. Better to focus on making your PhD count for something, so that when you do get the award, you have something real to contribute to centuries of knowledge accumulation in Academe.

[Edit: for those arguing that it's accepted practice to dilute the publishing industry to meet your program's requirements, why don't you solicit your University to start the Journal for "Paper's Required towards my PhD" .]

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Do you need to have published papers to do a PhD?

It’s a natural question to ask when applying to a PhD program: “Do I need to already have publications before I apply?”. Simply put the answer is no, you do not need to have published papers to apply to a PhD. Having said that though, I do think there are clear advantages of having some publication experience in helping your application stand out from other candidates.

When entering into PhD research , you’re entering into an environment that’s built on a framework of disseminating new findings and making an original contribution to knowledge in your field. Key to this is the ability to write papers that stand up to peer-review and get published in the journals relevant to your research area. So, you can see why, as an applicant, being able to demonstrate real evidence of being able to do this through previously published papers is going to be a positive in your application and likely differentiate you from other candidates.

I want to be clear however that how often and how quickly an academic publishes can vary quite considerably depending on the particular research field in question. Generally speaking, STEM fields tend to publish more often than non-STEM areas. There’s variability within STEM too, with factors such as the time taken to complete experiments having an impact on the rate of output. Many PhD students do not publish at all while earning their degree (although I personally believe that at least going through the process of acquiring publications should be part of every PhD experience).

Being able to list publications on your CV and application to PhD programs is a good bonus to have as a student but few potential supervisors or universities would see this as an expectation, let alone a requirement of applying. What he or she will expect to see in you however is the ability to develop your skills to become a researcher who can publish. You should understand at least the broad concepts of what peer-review is and how one may approach the process of writing a paper for journal submission.

Beyond having published work, there are several other ways in which you could demonstrate your research acumen potential. These may include an examples of where you have presented the results of undergraduate or masters projects at internal or external conferences or gained direct experience of working within a research lab alongside PhD students.

If you are someone who’s be able to acquire several publications along a single research theme and are considering PhD programs, I’d recommend you also consider the option of a PhD by Publication , as well as the traditional degree route. Some universities offer this PhD by Publication option as a way of earning a PhD degree by combining your previous papers into a document that demonstrates how these have made a contribution to knowledge within a single research field. The potential drawbacks however compared to traditional PhD programs is that you’re likely to miss out on some of the PhD student experiences that come along with a traditional program.

To conclude, universities will not expect a potential PhD student to have published when they come to fill in the application to their program. You as the potential student should however make sure you emphasise in your application all the different times or ways in which you demonstrated your ability to think like a researcher. This may even include a letter of recommendation from your undergraduate or master’s project supervisor which may attest to your qualities as a suitable applicant.

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Mandating publications for graduation places a poor metric on PhD students’ skills and has detrimental effects on PhD training, argues Sharif Moradi, an Assistant Professor at the Royan Institute in Tehran; committees and future employers should focus on the many other skills that PhD students master.

Despite many differences, universities and research institutes appear to have one thing in common: publish or perish. Publishing has benefits for many, including PhD students, as it increases the likelihood of finding academic positions. However, problems arise when PhD students are required to publish papers as a prerequisite for graduation. PhD students constitute an integral part of academia and are often required to publish one or more articles before submitting their dissertation. This is particularly true in my country, Iran, where students need to have one to three journal articles published or accepted for publication (depending on the university) before graduation.

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There are several arguments, including among PhD students themselves, both for and against the publishing requirement for doctoral students. Although the publication requirement ensures that PhD projects are externally peer-reviewed, it may not necessarily enhance the quality of the work due to potential reviewer bias or ineffective peer review. This requirement may also call into question the reliability of the thesis reviewing committee if their evaluation is considered valuable only when the work has already been peer-reviewed (and published).

Due to their massive workloads, PhD students are under considerable stress and mental pressure, and publishing requirements can worsen this situation. Some students may be under financial pressure if they are underpaid—or worse, not paid at all—especially when they have to delay receiving their doctorates because of delays in getting published. As something that I personally experienced and think is globally true, many doctoral students live on earnings from teaching courses, translating texts from one language to another, or other low-paying jobs. Supervisors may be opposed to this, since it distracts students from working on their thesis and increases the pressure they’re under. Students may end up publishing a low-quality paper in a low-profile journal, or even in fake and predatory journals which publish papers for a fee without rigorous peer review.

PhD mentors often have other priorities and concerns—such as finding funding, securing a permanent position, and coping with excessive administrative burdens—so often they cannot allocate enough time to their PhD students. Mentors may even engage PhD students in side projects to accelerate those projects, thereby delaying their graduation. Therefore, PhD students need to learn to say no to whatever distracts them from their thesis, although this might be sometimes difficult because PhD students are much more vulnerable than their supervisors to the consequences of potential conflicts. I believe PhD studentship is exactly the time during which people should learn how to maintain a healthy work–life balance, because this skill is more difficult to learn later.

PhD students should be encouraged to publish their PhD work after graduation (if it is not feasible to publish before graduation) because this indicates that they are able to take a project from beginning to completion and to advance their field of research. However, other criteria should be taken into consideration when assessing PhD students for their graduation, such as the ability to effectively defend their results before an unbiased, knowledgeable committee of referees or developing a product or service from their PhD project. There may be mitigating factors: for example, the PhD work needs more time to complete, is scooped by publications from other groups, turns out to be less relevant than initially thought or cannot be published due to intellectual property reasons. Therefore, it makes no sense to make graduation dependent on journal publication.

Both students wishing to remain in academia and students aiming for industrial careers need to learn many skills. Obviously, for students who want to work in industry, published papers are not crucial. But I think the same should be true for students who want to pursue academic careers. They, too, need to learn many skills, which they can demonstrate with or without publications to those in hiring positions. In assessing a postdoctoral applicant for a role in my lab, I would examine the tone and content of their application email, what achievements are listed on their CV (e.g., awards, grants and publications) and check in personally with their referees. Key questions to referees would be whether the applicant is passionate, detail-oriented, motivated, innovative, a team player and committed. What is the applicant’s personality and attitude? This is important as it is something that is hard to change. At interview, I would ask the applicant to give a chalk talk (or slide presentation) to analyse, in addition to their presentation skills, the strength of the applicant’s scientific reasoning and how he or she deals with criticism. The applicant should be familiar with management (time, budgets and projects) and communication skills (writing, speaking and networking). Applicants that have international experience and know how to organize meetings and symposia would be more interesting to me. Only after all these assessments would I question why an applicant has not yet published any papers from their thesis.

In situations where publishing a paper is still mandatory, I recommend that PhD projects be designed strongly, assigned to a team of researchers instead of a single person, quickly modified or changed if they appear not to be working, and effectively supervised by mentors. I would certainly encourage PhD students to get published, but think the disadvantages of a publication mandate for graduation of PhD students far outweigh its advantages. I would never assess a PhD student solely on the basis of their publications, or lack thereof.

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Can I apply without a publication ?

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I am planning on applying to the states for a PhD. In Psychology. I have two Masters in Psychology from reputed institutions. But I am not published yet and don’t know if it makes for a good application ? I have a lot of voluntary work experience , across the world , but haven’t held a consistent job yet for a year because Covid happened. I’m 27 right now and not sure if I make for a strong applicant for a PhD.

Should I apply or wait for a while and then apply ?

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Usually, work experience is not so relevant for PhD applications. Research experience is more important, sometimes followed by teaching experience.

Publications certainly help to demonstrate research experience. It shows you can get results, and you know what you're getting into.

You can apply without a publication, but you should think about some ways to convince the programs that you have great potential to be a researcher. For example, maybe you had some experience during your masters writing papers and presenting them during a conference, even if you didn't publish. Or maybe you have professors with a great reputation that strongly believe in you, and can write great letters of recommendation.

If you think you need a publication to demonstrate your potential, and you believe that you're going to be able to publish the paper, I would recommend getting stronger before applying. Not only to improve your chances of acceptance, but to improve your chances for better programs.

I feel like I need to be stronger before applying too. Get some work Ex and a publication or two. The thing is that I lose heart very fast and if I get rejected the first time because I have a weaker application , I might not try a second time. I know this about myself too well and that’s why I feel like I’d rather give it my all and then apply, you know ?

Have you taken any GRE exams yet?

No I haven’t. My understanding is that the programs I’m interested in, don’t require me to take GRE.

I got my PhD in clinical psychology. You can definitely apply without publications. I've included a couple points to consider for your application.

-For your SOP... In the US, they are looking for people who have ideas and can contribute to their research. Talk about your experiences and how that led you to be interested in X research idea and you are so excited about potentially doing that research with them. You could talk about wanting more experience writing and publishing, and presenting at conferences. They will like to hear that you want to be productive during your program. Anything you see as a "downside" for your application could be a really great chance to talk about what you want to do.

It took two application cycles for me to get into my program. I know so many people that applied more than once. It stinks (and it's expensive), but it was so worth it to me. Most of it boils down to persistence. Go for it!

Thank you for this !!!! I’m actually surprised at how helpful this community is. Makes me happy !

I was on the same boat, no pub but managed to get into a world-renowned biomedical program in California.

Stats: 3.3 GPA, Bachelor of Science (only degree), 7 Years of Research Experience with many topics, 10-15 presentations (2 oral), local school (nothing fancy), I would say direct and demonstrative statements of my capacity to conduct research and where I’m going with a PhD, and great letters of Rec. I am also the same age and starting this fall.

I think my experience is what got me in + writing. The letters of rec supported what I wrote (competence and promise).

I think if you can write good statements and get good LOR, with your masters you have demonstrated promise (with a B+/A- GPA). Apply!

I have high distinctions in both my masters. The thing is that I’m scared of not getting in and that’s why I’m not applying. I feel like PhD apps are so tedious, I don’t want to go through the process and get rejected. Since it’ll be for Psych , I know that it’ll all be very personal stuff, that’ll go into my SoP. So I really don’t know. How’d you do it ?

I'm starting a PhD (granted, in math, not a social science) with 0 publications. For reference, I have a masters degree and a year of work experience. I have research experience, but none of them resulted in a publishable paper. A couple instances were through my university and were designed for undergrads with little to no prior experience, and another instance was in a private research capacity where my work is under lock and key. I did do a formal REU where the work *could* have been published, but we just never got around to it in time for application season.

First of all , congratulations ! Can you tell me how you spoke about this in your SoP? Basically what I’m asking is that you couldn’t show how you applied your skills, yet they chose you on the basis of your skills right ? Correct me if I’m wrong :/

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It is possible to get into a PhD program without publishing a paper, but it is not common. The vast majority of PhD programs require that applicants have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Some programs may also require that applicants have presented their research at a national conference. There are a few reasons why PhD programs may not require publications. First, PhD programs vary in their requirements. Some programs are more flexible than others. Second, some applicants have extenuating circumstances that have prevented them from publishing a paper. For example, they may have been working full-time while completing their PhD and have not had the time to publish. If you are applying to a PhD program and do not have any publications, you should contact the program to ask about their requirements. It is also a good idea to reach out to faculty in the department to see if they would be willing to serve as your mentor.

Your publication experience will undoubtedly help you stand out from the crowd when applying for this position. Academic publishing speed and frequency vary greatly depending on the specific field of study. Most potential supervisors or universities do not consider it an impediment to applying, let alone expecting it. Some universities offer PhD by Publication, in which you combine previously published papers to demonstrate how they have contributed to a single field of research. As a result, you may be missing out on some of the advantages of traditional PhD programs, whereas you may be missing out on some advantages of traditional PhD programs.

Do You Have To Publish Papers To Get A Phd?

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There is no one answer to this question as requirements for PhD programs vary. Some programs may require publication in order to be eligible for graduation, while others may not. It is best to check with the specific program requirements to see if publication is a requirement.

A PhD thesis /dissertation is not, in any way, required to include any papers. A PhD, as the name suggests, is a type of independent research that is carried out by the student and is evaluated by a committee. There are numerous reasons why publishing papers as graduation requirements is undesirable. I agree that graduate students should publish their work, but I don’t think it’s necessary. When a student attempts to investigate a question, they may not achieve the desired result. Instead of evaluating the student’s work, the committee should require an article for the PhD application.

It is critical for a PhD candidate to publish their work. There is the chance to present your work to other academics, as well as to improve your research skills. Furthermore, it demonstrates that you are serious about your work and are willing to devote yourself to it in order to achieve success.

Can You Get A Phd By Publication?

The PhD by Publication Award is a part-time, accelerated, full-time PhD program that is designed for researchers who have carried out extensive research in the past and have published a number of papers that have been accepted for publication in high-quality journals.

Can Published Paper Be Included In Phd Thesis?

There is no requirement to submit your thesis through publications; rather, you can submit it through publication. A comprehensive literature review, as well as a conclusion that combines the work and places it in the context of the research question, should be included in the proposal.

Do Phd Students Have To Publish?

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There is no universal answer to this question, as it varies depending on the field of study and the requirements of the individual PhD program. However, in many cases, PhD students are expected to publish their research in academic journals as part of the requirements for graduation.

In the world of academic publishing, perish or publish is a sad reality that prevents you from recording your productivity and from moving forward in your academic career. There is no hard and fast rule as to how many publications should you publish as a graduate student. A candidate may be exempt from writing a dissertation if he or she has published three articles in the last two years. In my haste to document and publish everything I gathered, I did not meticulously record my data. My first manuscript , which was in the file drawer for several months, went through a number of reviews, revisions, and rejections before eventually being accepted. If I had kept a code repository with version control, I would not have needed to devote so much time to it. It is also worth noting that there are many other reasons why you should publish more than I did in graduate school.

You will be able to adjust your writing habit to a sustainable level if you do not make the same mistakes as binge writers and night owls. In addition to your research, if you have a well-maintained code repository, you will be able to present your findings to other researchers. Postdoc candidates must have a strong writing portfolio . The importance of networking, having a job interview, and participating in job talks should not be overlooked. An applicant’s biography is evaluated by a postdoctoral mentor, job search committee, or grant review committee, among other things. There are factors to consider in addition to low publication records to improve your chances of being published.

Phd Mandating Publications

A PhD mandating publications is a requirement that all PhD students must publish their research in order to graduate. This requirement ensures that PhD students are contributing to the advancement of knowledge in their field of study.

The Business Of Journals In India

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on the other hand, has stated that all PhD scholars must submit at least one original research paper to a refereed or peer-reviewed journal before submitting their doctoral proposals. In India, a mandatory requirement for obtaining a journal has resulted in a “journal business.” As a result of this mandatory requirement, the Commission claims, “a better research environment has been created and the best scholars in the country have been identified.” How many publications is required for a PhD? The University Grants Commission (UGC) currently requires PhD students to submit two papers at conferences or seminars before submitting their doctoral thesis for review. PhD students are required to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal before submitting their doctoral thesis. As a result, before you can submit your PhD for review, you must first publish at least three papers. Even though this is a rough estimate, it is reasonable to believe that you will need to publish more papers if your work is particularly important.

Academic Journals

An academic journal is a peer-reviewed publication in which scholars publish research articles, book reviews, or other scholarly works.

Academic libraries play an important role in the preservation, creation, and dissemination of knowledge. Students are able to gain a broader perspective by studying full-text academic resources such as journals and periodicals. Our award-winning primary sources include a wealth of academic resources that illuminate hundreds of years of history, making them an important resource for anyone interested in digital humanities. As part of our eBook platform, libraries can use Gale’s extensive collection to access an impressive array of classics, topical titles, and new works. Large print is a convenient option for browsing over 5,000 books in addition to reference and nonfiction titles. Your institution will gain an advantage in conducting deep research by utilizing rare primary source materials digitally.

What Are Academic Journals?

Scholarly journals are those that are peer-reviewed (also known as academic journals, scientific journals, or peer-reviewed books). It is a publication that contains articles written by experts in a specific field of study.

Why Academic Journals Are Essential For Researchers

A journal article, on the other hand, is typically longer, more detailed, and more research-based. As a result, journals serve as a valuable resource for scholars by allowing them to share their findings in a more comprehensive manner, for other experts to critique and critique again, and for the ideas in the article to grow and develop. In our previous article, we mentioned how publishing in reputable journals improves the visibility and credibility of researchers, as well as the opportunities that come with it. As a result, it is critical for researchers to submit their articles to journals that have the most impact and credibility. Academic journals are an important resource for researchers and students in the sciences, and they should be regarded as a priority when submitting research proposals.

What Is Considered An Academic Journal Article?

A research article is written by someone in a specific field. Authors in the industry frequently collaborate with one another and publish their works in the years after they are edited by peers. They will use formal language and are likely to use terms and words that are familiar to the field. Authors will be identified in the form of their names and credentials.

The Importance Of Academic Journals

An academic journal is beneficial to researchers because it serves as a means of sharing their findings with other experts in the field. Academic journals serve as a forum for experts to share their findings, as well as to advance their knowledge within the field. The journal article, in addition to contributing to the advancement of knowledge, aids in the advancement of a discipline. Experts who write journal articles can help to advance research and shape the future of the field. Academic journals serve as a vital source of information for researchers and experts in the field. They help researchers build knowledge and advance their understanding, and they allow them to share their findings with others.

Publication Experience

I have had a great deal of publication experience, both in print and online. I have written for newspapers, magazines, and websites, and have been fortunate enough to have my work appear in some very prestigious places. This has given me a great deal of exposure and has helped me to build a very strong reputation as a writer.

The Listeners, a novel by Harrison Demchick, was recently released by Bancroft Press. The process of forming a project can be challenging, he believes. A book will always take time to reach its full potential. As an author, you do not begin as soon as you receive your book. If you are writing a young adult novel, you will need the assistance of teachers to ensure that it meets the curriculum requirements. You can get blurbs from published authors and other authority figures to blurb your book. Authors and reviewers appreciate the opportunity to have their books completed months in advance.

To obtain assistance, you may need to use an editor earlier in the process. Third and fourth pointers: recognize your own weaknesses and take the necessary steps to avoid harming your manuscript. As it turns out, The Listeners does not begin until 2005 and end in December 2012. Despite setbacks, you must not give up.

What Is The Work Of Publication?

Works published mean all works of literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic expression, or a part of such works in printed form, such as a book, magazine, newspaper, journal, or periodical, and which copies have been made available to the general public.

What Is Considered A Publication?

In the United States, a publication is defined as the distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work to the general public, as well as the sale of the work or other transfer of ownership or the lease, lease, or lending of the work.

What Is An Example Of Publishing?

Publishing is the act of producing an illustrated book in order to reach an audience. The professional field of editing, producing, and marketing books, newspapers, magazines, printed music, and, more recently, audiobooks, software, and other forms of electronic media.

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  1. Is it mandatory to have published papers while applying for PhD?

    15. Is it mandatory to have published papers while applying for PhD? No. However, if you have any research experience (working in a lab, research you've done for classes, undergraduate thesis, capstone project, etc.), you should highlight that on your application, both in your personal statement and on your resume / CV.

  2. Is it normal to have no publications after 2.5 years in a PhD ...

    There's nothing wrong with having no publications beforehand. These are often obsessions for university Deans and perhaps Admin, but they are not directly connected with the pursuit of knowledge or a Doctor of Philosophy. In other words one can pursue knowledge without publishing anything.

  3. Do you need to have published papers to do a PhD ...

    Simply put the answer is no, you do not need to have published papers to apply to a PhD. Having said that though, I do think there are clear advantages of having some publication experience in helping your application stand out from other candidates.

  4. Can I graduate PhD without publication? - Quora

    Without counting Your dissertation, since it counts as a publication, the answer is with your department; Your advisor should communicate the PhD requirements to you. If those requirements do not include publishing, then yes you can. Most PhD holders in Engineering whome I know had to publish in a journal.

  5. Publication should not be a prerequisite to obtaining a PhD ...

    PhD students should be encouraged to publish their PhD work after graduation (if it is not feasible to publish before graduation) because this indicates that they are able to take a project...

  6. How bad is it really to finish PhD without any publications?

    Most european countries impose a minimum number of publications during PhD to validate the thesis work. This being said, you can still find a lab position even without publishing during the PhD, it's just more complicated and you'll to defend your application differently.

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    You can apply without a publication, but you should think about some ways to convince the programs that you have great potential to be a researcher. For example, maybe you had some experience during your masters writing papers and presenting them during a conference, even if you didn't publish.

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    It is possible to get into a PhD program without publishing a paper, but it is not common. The vast majority of PhD programs require that applicants have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Some programs may also require that applicants have presented their research at a national conference.