Recording a PhD based on published works on KAR
If you have been awarded your PhD on the basis of a collection of published works rather than a single thesis, you can still record the basis of the award on the Kent Academic Repository (KAR).
Your KAR deposit has to include these three elements:
- copies of the publications that form the basis of the award - see part 4 of the regulations
- the summary or supporting statement you had to create for the PhD - see part 6 of the regulations
- a bibliographic list of the publications.
In KAR, each publication record will link to the thesis record and vice versa.
Copies of the publications
- Create a full record for each publication on KAR with links to the publisher's pages for the work. Where possible, upload a compliant copy of the full-text (pdf) to the record. If that's not possible, the link to the publisher's page will allow others to access the work.
- You can use the Assisted Deposit Service to send us your journal articles or conference proceedings to upload to KAR for you.
- Each record will have its own URL in KAR (which will look a bit like this: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/69412/). Add these URLs to the bibliographic list.
Summary or supporting statement
- Upload this document to KAR via Moodle like any other thesis deposit.
- It should be accompanied by the bibliographic list of the publications that form the main evidence for the award.
- Lay this out in the correct referencing style for your discipline.
- Add the URL of the KAR record for the publication to each entry.
- Upload this document to KAR via Moodle like any other thesis deposit, either as a separate document or as part of the summary or supporting statement.
If you are depositing a record for this type of PhD, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.