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Thread: Viva with no journal Publications

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05-Nov-19, 14:42
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posted about 1 week ago
Hi All,

I have my viva in a couple of weeks and as well as all the typical things to be worried about, I am worried about defending my thesis with no journal publications (sciences). My PhD has been long and protracted (10 years ahem) and due to both technical (experiments taking way longer than anticipated) and personal reasons (being a full-time carer for several years and then suffering a bereavement) and then working full-time for the last 3.5 years. Anyhow, I finally submitted a thesis and with the viva upcoming, I am worried about my lack of publications. I have a few conference papers from the early years of my PhD but I have never even submitted a journal paper. The problem isn't a lack of originality as my supervisor and I have identified several aspects of thesis which would be worthy of publication (in our opinion). I didn't have time to publish whilst working, commuting and completing the PhD part-time and honestly since submitting I just needed a bit of a break. I have established a successful career outside of academia which I am content with and which does not require me to publish. My question to you all is how much of a problem is this likely to be in the viva? I could come up with a publication plan with article names and target journals. I could probably even begin to prepare a paper so that I could claim to have one in preparation. What do you guys think?

Thread: How Long Did you Wait for your Viva?

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23-Jul-19, 16:42
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by EV
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posted about 4 months ago
Thank you everyone for your responses. My internal examiner had to be changed as the original one had left the department and I see that this has been updated officially on the university's system. I also know that the extern was not available during June as he was still lecturing but I thought I would have at least heard from somebody by now. I'm just a bit anxious as I tend to have to travel for work at reasonably short notice and I would like to get a date set. I think you are all correct and I should follow up and make some enquiries.

Thread: How Long Did you Wait for your Viva?

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22-Jul-19, 10:21
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by EV
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posted about 4 months ago
Hi All,
I finally submitted my PhD (almost 10 years later!!) in the middle of May. I have heard absolutely nothing from anybody in the university since and just wondering how long others have waited to hear about the viva date. I am most definitely dreading it but think it would be best to get it over with as I'm getting a bit too used to having a life again!
EV

Thread: Paper Request

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17-Feb-19, 13:58
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by EV
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posted about 9 months ago
Hi there,
Does anybody have access to this standard through their library?

PD CEN/TS 16637-3:2016
Construction products. Assessment of release of dangerous substances. Horizontal up-flow percolation test

Thank you so much in advance for trying!
Ev

Thread: Dissertation Help: Smartwatches - How many of you actually use them?

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14-Apr-15, 14:20
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by EV
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posted about 4 years ago
Yep. I answered no to question 4 so wasn't really sure how to answer the rest of the questionnaire.

Thread: Accountability Partners- Finishing your thesis on time.

posted
14-Apr-15, 14:17
by EV
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posted about 4 years ago
Hi Everyone,

I used to post on this forum a lot at the beginning of my PhD but I haven't really been around for a while. I hope you don't mind me posting on this accountability thread. Long story short - I am coming up on 6 years working on the PhD. My funding ran out after year four so for the past two years I have been taking on some uni based work, essentially making me a part-time student although officially I am full-time. One month ago the uni work also dried up so I really need to get this PhD done and finally get myself a 'proper' job. I have a official deadline of September 2015 but I can't afford to go past July 2015 so it's full steam ahead for the next few months!

At the moment, I am running what should be some of the last lab tests I need to do and writing my lit review (my methodology and results chapters are much further along than the lit review). I also have made a conscious decision to work in my uni office everyday rather than at home (I've had to be at home a lot to look after a sick relative) so I'm hoping that should push the work along more quickly - fingers crossed!

Good luck to everyone working today :-)
EV

Thread: Is it too early

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10-Dec-12, 14:44
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by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
The beginning of a research project can be very exciting - the direction your research will take is often largely undecided or up for debate and this can be a very intellectually stimulating period.The return rate of the hours you spend working is high - as the topic is new to you, you learn can learn much in a relatively short space of time. In my experience, the enthusiasm many students have at this stage may wane to a greater or lesser degree (just like at the end of the 'honeymoon' period of a new relationship) or at least be tested during the duration of the project. I don't mean to discourage you from applying for a PhD but rather think it may be prudent to wait a little longer before expressing an interest to your supervisor (they may begin to look for funding for you or otherwise factor you into their plans) in case you do have a change of heart. I think it takes longer than a couple of months to work out if research is really for you and if you really want to make the long-term commitment of the PhD. Of course, that is just one person's opinion and the others on the forum may disagree!
Best EV

Thread: Does anybody have access to these please?

posted
26-Sep-12, 18:25
by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
Hey Skig - thanks for trying. I think I've given up hope now :-(

Thread: Does anybody have access to these please?

posted
26-Sep-12, 11:13
by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
Thanks so much for trying Stressed!

Thread: Does anybody have access to these please?

posted
26-Sep-12, 10:27
by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
Bump! Will be eternally grateful if anybody can access these got me!

Thread: Does anybody have access to these please?

posted
25-Sep-12, 17:33
by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
Hi everyone,
I would be really, really grateful if anybody could send me one or both of these - I can't seem to download them without paying and as payday isn't 'til Friday - I can't afford them!

Thanks so much,
Ev

ISO/DIS 21268-1, Soil quality - Leaching procedures for subsequent chemical and ecotoxological
testing of soil and soil materials - Part 2: Batch test using a liquid to solid ratio of 2 l to 1 kg.
ISO/DIS 21268-2, Soil quality - Leaching procedures for subsequent chemical and ecotoxological
testing of soil and soil materials - Part 2: Batch test using a liquid to solid ratio of 10 l/kg dry matter

Thread: Cheese

posted
07-Aug-12, 12:35
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by EV
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posted about 7 years ago
Buffalo mozzarella

Thread: Need a paper please?

posted
25-Sep-11, 17:45
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by EV
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posted about 8 years ago
Hi Cinderella. Thank you so much for going to so much trouble to get this article for me!! You really went beyond the call of duty - if you ever need the favour returned don't hesitate to ask(up)

I have e-mailed the authors so fingers crossed they'll send it to me!

Thanks again,
EV

Thread: Need a paper please?

posted
17-Sep-11, 13:45
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by EV
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posted about 8 years ago
Thanks Ady & thanks Cinderella. Ady I had seen that on their website alright but thought I'd try the forum on the off chance that I might get lucky. Unfortunately my Uni doesn't have a subscription to this journal at all. Cinderella it would be great if you do manage to get the article after all!!

Thread: Need a paper please?

posted
16-Sep-11, 15:21
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by EV
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posted about 8 years ago
Thanks for trying everybody - it seems that very few unis have access to this particular journal
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