this is indeed true - papers are typically blind reviewed,what counts is the quality of the research and how it is written up. A Ph.D will help with getting funding to actually do the research in the first place though! or a research fellow/associate job....
Of course you can. You just have to submit and be accepted. I know a few people who've done it - whereas I've never had a journal article... In theory, you don't even need a degree.
Of course you don't need a PhD to do it. I had 2 journal papers published during my part-time PhD, one in a very eminent journal. I was sole author, so all the work was on my shoulders. That's normal in humanities.
The advantage of having a PhD is you are more experienced in the process, and usually more confident, but you don't need it. Though I'd argue that you are more likely to have a successful submission the more experienced you are.
Journals often expect affiliations though. I always put myself down as independent researcher, and honorary research fellow (as I am) at my university.
No you don't. That's how some people get their PhD, PhD via publication. You have to have a degree and then a certain number of publications, although you still have to be registered with a University to get the PhD awarded so there is still some cost involved and I don't think you can get your PhD through the publication route through a university you are employed by? but I couild be wrong. Oxford University with the IfL are running CPD courses at the minute teaching education practitioners how to get published so publishing without a PhD looks like it's on the up.
No you don't. But publishing to journal helps indirectly towards a PhD as regards learning required writing style for your thesis.
Journal Publications and Conference presentations are expected if you're a PhD Candidate anyway.
However the reality is most people don't get more than a couple of presentations and one or two papers done by the time they finish due to the time constraints involved.
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