Very few external peers have read your dissertation at this point, and, after you have defended your work, you have the ominous task of now slicing this 300-page document once again into smaller sized chunks and turning them into journal papers. I bet a lot of you are nodding your heads at these statements and saying — been there and done that! Have you ever asked yourself this question — Why?
“So, let’s ditch the formal dissertation, shall we?”
“When I present this in the class or during discussions, most of the senior students who have already embarked on the dissertation journey groan and mutter indicating that they wish they had known this earlier. Now you know!”