Caan W, Cole M. How much doctoral research on clinical topics is published? Evidence-Based Medicine 2012;17(3):71-74
This study aimed to determine how often clinical research from doctoral degree programmes is unpublished and what characteristics exist between those researchers who do or do not publish their work or between the institution where they studied. Results showed that research evidence associated with doctoral degrees is often left unpublished. Supporting students in publishing preliminary work while they are still in doctoral programmes may be the most productive solution.