Q: Can we publish paper from the work has been done few years back?

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Someone raise this question today that if they had done thier thesis 2 to 3 years ago. but didn't publish any paper yet. now they want to publish one paper from thier Master thesis in order to apply for PhD degree. so can they use the same work?

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It is a popular practice to publish parts of one's thesis as journal articles. Since the thesis was done a few years back, it would be a good idea to re-assess the novelty of the study. Do bear in mind that a thesis and a journal article are two completely different genres of writing. Hence, you will have to first modify or revise the part that you wish to publish in the form of a journal article. Listed below are some resources that will help you with this:

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