My PhD supervisor, who was from an external organisation, got my PhD started with initial ideas and guidance, but wasn't an expert in the topic, thus my PhD research has been mainly self directed. About a year ago my supervisor retired, and has justifiably been off travelling and working on other things.
I'm at the late stage where I am writing up the thesis and have two papers almost ready to submit. However, I would dearly like someone to read over the work and check it, as it has quite a bit of mathematics.
How should I approach publication?
- Find another supervisor, even at this late stage, and collaborate with them.
- Approach an expert in the specific area and ask if they will review the papers before submission. Is this an unusual request?
- Submit the papers to journals and trust the review process will identify any errors.