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 '18 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 '18 at 11:28
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    Why haven't you asked your colleagues or your advisor? – Karl Jun 24 '18 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 '18 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 '18 at 23:04

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. – Stella Biderman Jul 2 '18 at 2:22
  • @StellaBiderman I agree with you. – Ellen Spertus Jul 2 '18 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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