I have submitted journal articles that come from my thesis.

When defending the thesis, is it a good idea to give the names of the journals to which those pertaining papers were submitted to?

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    What details to you want to provide to whom? Your sentence structure makes no sense, sorry.
    – Karl
    Jun 24, 2018 at 11:12
  • I need to provide the name of journal which I submitted the article resulted from my thesis. In my defense time.
    – user40491
    Jun 24, 2018 at 11:28
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    Why haven't you asked your colleagues or your advisor?
    – Karl
    Jun 24, 2018 at 14:51
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    Yes! Always good to provide the name of the journal and to use APA style for referencing.
    – user93911
    Jun 24, 2018 at 16:17
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    And if it gets rejected, and you submit to a different journal. Then what?
    – Ink blot
    Jun 24, 2018 at 23:04

2 Answers 2


No, when defending your thesis there is no reason to give the names of the journals to which you have submitted papers based on it. It would not benefit you in any way (since they have not been accepted) and you will be embarrassed if the papers are rejected.

  • I agree, although I think that there’s a bit of a difference between advertising this and responding to being asked. I think this answer is correct wrt unsolicited sharing. If being asked, I would consider sharing. Jul 2, 2018 at 2:22
  • @StellaBiderman I agree with you. Jul 2, 2018 at 15:27

From my experience of defending my own master thesis and supervision of some others, I can conclude that it is always a good idea to present the papers that you submitted based on content from your thesis (in the main contributions slide), pointing out the details of the conference/journal, even when they are, yet, under review (just point out that in the presentation).

In some case it may be helpful to have a preprint version attached to your thesis document or in some repository such as arXiv.

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