Publishing your thesis as a book or other publication may be something that appeals to you. Many thesis end up as popular science books, textbook chapters or even long form articles. A thesis is a very particular type of publication designed for its purpose, the format of a thesis does not generally appeal to a wide audience. If your aim is to publish your thesis careful consideration should to be taken in editing and rewriting your thesis to a new audience.
If you are considering publishing your ECU thesis please contact the ECU Library- Research Services team to discuss options for your thesis being included in our repository.
Introduction to writing research articles
Join Dr Trevor Lane as he hosts a webinar covering an introduction to writing research articles. In this webinar, you will learn how to write original research articles clearly and concisely and use an appropriate writing style for journals. You will also gain valuable insight into making strategic publication decisions that will help increase your chances of publication success.
There may be future copyright issues if you are reusing figures, images and other media that you have previously published. Even if you created these items yourself. Depending on the publisher and the copyright agreement you signed you may no longer have the right to publish them freely. If you would like to re-use figures you will need to check your copyright agreement to see what is allowable, and you may need to ask the publisher for permission.
There is a way to avoid this. Before you publish through a traditional publisher you may choose to self publish your figures, using a platform such as figshare and a creative commons license of your choosing. This will enable you to reuse these figures as you desire, provided you cite your work. Read the blog post "How to legally re-use your figures" for more information.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.