I am preparing my CV for a Ph.D. application. Can I include a list of papers that are currently in preparation?

  • Yes, but make sure to keep things in balance. 1 published paper and 10 in preparation would be bad. Sep 19, 2023 at 20:43
  • it's fine, just put in braces (in progress) Sep 20, 2023 at 13:58

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Yes, this is fine. Having a section on "Work in Progress" is usually (always?) a good option as it shows you are active.

Work in progress can include things nearing completion (in prep) but also things at an earlier stage.

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