Thesis by publication

Writing a thesis by publication is subject to the supervisors’ approval. Since a thesis by publication requires different planning, the form of the thesis should be discussed with the supervisor(s) as early as possible and written down in the doctoral thesis agreement.

Before the doctoral thesis is submitted, the representative of the respective discipline within the Directorate of Doctoral Studies (DSPL) confirms whether it satisfies the criteria for theses by publication based on a written statement by the supervisor/s. The supervisor’s written statement regarding the thesis by publication is a preliminary appraisal according to the applicable regulations. It serves as a basis for the decision of the DSPL.