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Publishing your Social Sciences doctoral research as a monograph

July 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this SWDTP Webinar, Phillippa Grand (Bristol University Press), will be joined by colleagues who have recently published their theses as monographs (Bowles; Carver) and Weldes (Co-Editor for two Routledge Book Series).

Content will include:

  • Why publish your PhD as a monograph; why choose a monograph vs a journal article; what makes a good monograph
  • How does a doctoral researcher know if their research could be a published monograph?
  • Turning a doctoral dissertation into a marketable monograph; how much work is involved?

Practical tips on:

  • Producing a book proposal
  • The process for peer review/production/choosing a publisher
  • Approaching and working with publishers

Q&A with the panel

Webinar contributors

  • Angeline Barrett (Webinar Chair), SWDTP Deputy Director
  • Harry Bowles (Early career researcher and Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Sport at the University of Bath who recently published his Doctoral thesis as a monograph)
  • Natasha Carver, (Lecturer in International Criminology, University of Bristol, who recently published her Doctoral thesis as a monograph which can be found here)
  • Philippa Grand, BUP; Senior Commissioning Editor / Publisher, Bristol University Press • Bristol University Press
  • Jutta Weldes (Professor of International Relations, University of Bristol; co-editor, for two Routledge Series book series, ‘New International Relations’ and ‘Popular Culture and World Politics’

This event has been organised by the ESRC funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership but is open to all students (studying at any level), academics and any other colleagues who may find the content useful. However, registration is required in advance.


July 19, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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