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Getting a journal article out of your thesis

Here are tips that may get you started and unravel the process of getting publishable articles out of your thesis.

As you start off, you need to recognize that theses and journal articles are very different in terms of purpose and audience. Theses serve an educational purpose and their primary audience is the examiner. The student is therefore required to demonstrate their understanding of the subject and research techniques. Theses are therefore of necessity longer and more verbose than journal articles whose audience is a researcher looking for concise information. How then do you transform the academic thesis to a journal article successfully?

  1. Length: Each of the sections in the thesis need to be shortened. The final length of the article should conform to the targeted journal’s requirements
  2. Focus the paper on one key message from the thesis
  3. Isolate key findings that are supported by strong evidence and report on these
  4. Identify the potential journal that will present your work in the best way possible. One of the easiest way to select a potential journal is by reviewing your reference list. See also Journal suggesters/Recommenders.

Nb: Remember to mention that the article is based on your thesis.

Bibliography

Tips on rewriting your thesis as a journal article | Editage Insights. (n.d.). Retrieved October 5, 2018, from https://www.editage.com/insights/tips-on-rewriting-your-thesis-as-a-journal-article

Extracting a journal article from your thesis – Author Services. (2018). Retrieved from https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/extracting-a-journal-article-from-your-thesis/

 

 

Kenyatta University at the 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop

The 6th Emerald Knowledge Ambassadors Workshop was held at Daystar University, Nairobi on 28th September 2018. Participants from different universities showcase their creativity in creating awareness of available electronic books and journals and promote the library as a brand. This year, Kenyatta University was represented by Timothy Anunda, Catherine Njuki, Godwins Osimbo, Veronica Mathu, Margaret Kinyua and Stephen Omondi. The team presented a very entertaining skit themed “Voices of transition”

 

Trial Access to ClinicalKey Medical Education

Click here for trial access to ClinicalKey Medical Education. The trial runs from 17th September to 17th October 2018. ClinicalKey Medical Education is the next-generation medical learning platform that makes it easier for students to study and turn information into knowledge. Elsevier launched the platform in February 2018.

Using Clinical KeyMedical Education

Users are required to create a personal profile to access any content on the site. However, users who have previously created a personal profile on Clinical key can use the same login credentials. A personal profile also enables users to use Study Tools (with highlighting, note-making, and bookmarking functionality), share notes/highlighting, and export notes to OneNote.

Nb: A free mobile app is available through iOS and Android app stores, search “Study Tools for ClinicalKey MedEd”

 

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