Q: What is the process for converting a dissertation into articles? Which journals to contact?
Converting a PhD thesis or dissertation into articles is a perfectly acceptable practice. However, remember that journals only publish original work; therefore, you can use the contents of your dissertation in an article only if you haven't already published your dissertation. Here are some resources that will help you understand how a dissertation can be rewritten in the form of an article, as well as the ethical aspects and best practices that need to be followed while doing this:
- The basics of converting your PhD thesis into journal articles
- Tips on rewriting your thesis as a journal article
- 9 Differences between a thesis and a journal article
- How can I convert my thesis into a journal article in a short time?
You can submit these articles to any journal in your field provided you are transparent about it and mention in your cover letter that your article is based on your doctoral dissertation. Additionally, you can consider sending pre-submission inquiries to a few target journals that you've shortlisted and submit to the one that shows maximum interest. Here are some resources that will help you with this: