Half a century and more of PhD theses by published papers Comment on: “Bringing the doctoral thesis by published papers to the Social Sciences and the Humanities: A quantitative easing? A small study of doctoral thesis submission rules and practice in two disciplines in the UK” by John Rigby and Barbara Jones in Scientometrics published online 15-May-2020
Mikhailidis, Dimitri P
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Abstract: The recent article by Rigby and Jones in Scientometrics (15-May-2020) again draws attention to basing PhD-theses on published works, in their case introducing the system into the Social Sciences and Humanities. In this short communication we endeavour to provide additional information that is essential for this debate.