Sims, Wendy L.
June 2007
Journal of Research in Music Education;Summer2007, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p92
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the process of cutting down academic doctoral dissertation or thesis to an article length, as articles are much more likely to be read than the original lengthy documents. The process requires understanding the path and substance of one's work, which of the results are the most important, and how to translate it into a concise, readable summary. It also states that many doctoral graduates never transform their dissertations into articles. Assistance for the job of converting a dissertation into an article is provided in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition, 2001) and in the online piece "Unpublished? Try Your Dissertation," by Jamie Chamberlin (1999).


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