Peer-reviewed publication is research's "coin-of-the-realm". It defines whether your graduate work met the standards of the discipline. Students are required to submit a portion of their findings to a refereed journal prior to their final examination and highly desired that the other manuscripts resulting from your research be submitted within 6 months of the final examination. They should discuss order of authorship with their advisor and with relevant parties early in their program. Scientific publications greatly enhance your career opportunities. They are an important return on investments of faculty, departmental, and University resources in you and your graduate education.
A final bound copy of the thesis/dissertation should be submitted to the department for use in the departmental library. It is good form that a bound copy be given to each member of the committee.
In many cases, the grants and contracts which support a student's project stipulate timely publication of research results. Faculty members responsible for acquiring these funds may have professional and/or legal obligations to publish. Data collected from research sponsored by grants, assistantships, and departmental projects are the property of the Department of Veterinary Sciences. The student's advisor may assume control of research results and make a final decision on re-directing authorship for students who do not make a reasonable attempt to publish within six months of their defense. Students may publish portions of their thesis/dissertation prior to the final oral exam.