publication . Article . 2020

Half a century and more of PhD theses by published papers

Lars H. Breimer; Dimitri P. Mikhailidis;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2020 Journal: Scientometrics, volume 125, pages 813-816 (issn: 0138-9130, eissn: 1588-2861, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
The recent article by Rigby and Jones in Scientometrics (15-May-2020) again draws attention to basing PhD-theses on published works, in their case introducing the system into the Social Sciences and Humanities. In this short communication we endeavour to provide additional information that is essential for this debate.
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