Thesis including published works*: Monash Sustainable Development Institute Guidelines

Framing text The thesis must contain a framing chapter to provide links to papers (approx. 15,000 words min.), plus a conclusion (approx. 10,000 words min.). Depending on content of publications, it may be necessary to add methodology / techniques / validation chapters.
No. of papers 3-5 publications.
Quality metrics All publications should be in reputable, respected, refereed journals, considered in the top half of those relevant to the overall theme of the thesis, AND/OR chapters within commercially published books of international standard.
Status of papers All publications included in the thesis must be submitted (although not necessarily accepted).

* Previously referred to as "Thesis by Publication"