This page provides advice for current Griffith candidates looking to submit their PhD by Prior Publication. For advice on how to apply to this program, please visit our Research Study page.

The submission will take the form of a collection of original authored published works (as approved for inclusion in the final submission upon admission to the program), with a substantial exegesis.

For candidates admitted to the program from July 2015, it is expected that the candidate will be the sole author or primary author (that is, responsible for the intellectual content and the majority of writing of the text) of each publication. For candidates admitted to the program prior to July 2015, it is expected that for a significant number of the publications, the applicant will be the sole author. The publications must have been subjected to peer review. There is no minimum number of publications specified.

The collection of published works may include, for example:

  • books and monographs
  • chapters in books
  • scholarly articles, eg, refereed articles in research journals
  • exhibitions, site specific installations, compact discs, film, video, and scores.

Typically, the submission will not include unpublished work, review articles, newspaper articles, articles in non-refereed professional journals, work that had already been submitted successfully or unsuccessfully for the award of a degree at any university, or works where the applicant's role was that of editor.

The exegesis will:

  • in chronological order, list the publications being presented for examination
  • indicate the way in which the applicant's work has developed
  • demonstrate the contemporary relevance of each publication
  • make clear the way in which the publications make a original scholarly contribution to knowledge
  • provide a thematic overview which converts the individual publications into an integrated work
  • make clear the candidate's contribution to all jointly authored publications.

Formatting your thesis

Submitting your thesis

If your publications cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact the HDR thesis team.