Publish the thesis

One looks back proudly on the weeks of strenuous work and knows: this work must not be withheld from the world.

The search

Scientific publications can be found in all possible forms: on private websites of researchers, on university or publisher-owned databases, on platforms such as researchgate, etc.

Some publishers are specifically promoting young scientists to publish their works there. It should be noted that you rarely get something in the highly competitive publication market and many players are in front of everyone interested in getting free content and for making profits.

This applies, for example, to scientific grant publishers or sites that allow the authors to publish their works for a commission.

Quality vs. revenue

How a scientific text is perceived depends not only on its content, but first on the type and location of the publication: an essay that is published on a private homepage will probably not be perceived as a contribution by the scientific “community” at all – independently of its quality. Conversely, the inadequate quality of publisher publications, as has recently been increasingly observed, plays only a minor role: those who publish in a “renowned” science publisher whose text is increasingly perceived.

Students who are looking for opportunities to publish their papers should first weigh what their goals are: is it about publishing for the sake of publicity or financial gain? If you want to earn money with the publication, you usually need to have a topic that can also be marketed and applied well in social networks. If it is a highly specific, historical work, then only libraries and a few connoisseurs should belong to the clientele. It is not advisable to publish on purely student’s homepages: this does not promote scientific reputation nor is considerable revenue expected.