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    Additional Resources, the Future of the Dissertation

    CGS has compiled a list of resources for institutions, deans, and program directors seeking more information about new directions or issues in doctoral dissertations.

    Graduate education in 2020 (Denecke, ed., 2009)

    What is a dissertation? New models, methods, media (HASTAC Futures Initiative)

    The evolving dissertation landscape (HASTAC Futures Initiative)

    PhD: Is the doctoral dissertation obsolete? (Jump, 2015)

    UKCGE response to Paul Jump, THE, on the future of the PhD thesis and whether it remains fit for purpose (UK Council for Graduate Education, 2015)

    The amazing adventures of the comic-book dissertator (Dunn, 2013)

    The dissertation can no longer be defended (Patton, 2013)

    More PhDs are embargoing their dissertations—And ProQuest says that’s just fine (Patton, 2013)

    Scholarly Publishing Roundtable (Association of American Universities, 2009-2012)

    Open Access (Association of Research Libraries)

    About 3MT (University of Queensland)

    The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era (Larivière, Haustein, and Mongeon, 2015)

    Open Access and Dissertation Embargoes (Truschke, 2015)

    Publishing a Revised Dissertation  (Truschke, 2015)

    To Embargo Your Dissertation, Or Not? (Truschke, 2015)


    Social Science and Humanities Dissertations

    Report of the MLA task force on doctoral study in modern language and literature (Modern Language Association of America, 2014)

    Beyond the dissertation monograph (Smith, 2010)

    An agenda for the new dissertation (Smith, 2010)

    Do open access electronic theses and dissertations diminish publishing opportunities in the social sciences and humanities? Findings from a 2011 survey of academic publishers (Ramirez, Dalton, McMillan, Read and Seamans, 2013)

    Editors’ choice: AHA recommendations embargoing completed history PhD dissertations roundup (Digital Humanities Now, 2013)

    Future Humanities (McGill University, Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas)


    STEM Dissertations

    STEM education related dissertation abstracts: A bounded qualitative meta-study (Banning and Folkestad, 2012)

    How to prepare a scientific doctoral dissertation based on research articles (Gustavii, 2012)

    Dance your PhD contest; see also Why do scientists dance? (Bohannon, 2010)


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