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    Hi - does anyone know if making public/publishing a masters dissertation before it's been examined, would contravene any university regulations in general? What if the plagiarism turnitin thinks I have copied some other paper? Or do people do this all the time? Thanks
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    The obvious thing to do here is check your university regulations.

    As far as I understand it though, you usually have to wait for your dissertation to be graded before you can publish anything from it.
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    (Original post by greenvfd)
    Hi - does anyone know if making public/publishing a masters dissertation before it's been examined, would contravene any university regulations in general? What if the plagiarism turnitin thinks I have copied some other paper? Or do people do this all the time? Thanks
    There most likely won't be anything to stop you from publishing your work before the dissertation has been examined but it would be a good idea to let your supervisor and student office/exams office/dept office know in case they run it through any plagiarism checkers. The more important things to consider here are: you always talk to your supervisor about these things first as they know the field best and will be able to guide you, you don't want to go behind anyone's back or piss people off as academia is a small place. It's highly unlikely that you will be able to publish your dissertation in the form it's in. You will have to modify it to meet the journal's very specific requirements unless you're publishing in some kind of student dissertation journal. Publishing can take up to a year as well with all the hoops you have to jump through, editing and general back and forth with the journal and waiting time so I can't imagine that you'd be able to publish within the time between dissertation completion and examination.
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    ^ better advice than mine! Also, considering it's only a matter of a couple of months (presumably) before it's been marked, why not take the opportunity to receive detailed feedback on it before offering it around for publication?
 
 
 
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