Publication Requirement for Ph.D. Students

CLARIFICATION OF THE SUBMITTED PUBLICATION REQUIREMENT for Ph.D. students:

The student must provide evidence that dissertation research results have been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, with the student listed as the first author on the manuscript. Shared first-authorship with another individual (i.e. author X and author Y contributed equally to this work) is acceptable with the Supervisor’s written verification of the student’s major role in the study. Cochrane-style systematic reviews and meta-analyses are acceptable; however, narrative literature reviews do not satisfy this requirement. In extraordinary circumstances, the Supervisory Committee may request a waiver of the submitted publication requirement, or any aspect of the requirement. Such a waiver requires approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Note: Individual Ph.D. programs may establish more stringent publication requirements for their students. Please contact your Program Director for details.