The value of the Prospective PhD by Publication lies in its pragmatic nature, especially to those who envision an academic career, because it aids the transformation of students into independent researchers. However, as a relatively new option for doctoral researchers, particularly in the social sciences, the ways in which the Prospective PhD by Publication contributes to the careers of new researchers is not yet clear. This chapter provides important insights from three Australian women who completed their doctoral training adopting a Prospective PhD by Publication approach, and who have since gone on to full-time careers in academia. Using a collaborative autoethnography design, and guided by theories of academic enculturation and identity development, the study reported explores how the Prospective PhD by Publication has facilitated participants’ continuing careers in academia.
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Mason, S., Merga, M., Bond, M. (2022). From PhD by Publication to Full-Time Academic: Narratives of Three Women. In: Chong, S.W., Johnson, N. (eds) Landscapes and Narratives of PhD by Publication. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04895-1_12
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