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Generally, a thesis can be written in the following styles:
|monographic study ('book')||publication-based (cumulative) thesis||joint thesis|
one author or, as the case may be, several authors
|one book||several articles||one book or several articles|
|comprises all parts||Sub-topics as articles, additional framing at the end||Depending on type|
|Sole responsibility||Sole responsibility or designation of the share contributed||Responsibility is carefully defined|
|Risks: length, duration, topicality||Risks: acceptance by journals, complexity of the procedure||Risk: complexity of the procedure|
Please note that your doctoral degree regulation may set forth further requirements or limitations. And last but not least, your supervisor will certainly have an opinion on the topic, too. He or she is familiar with the conventions and practices in the specific field of research.
In the case of a publication-based thesis, please contact the competent Board of Examiners for Doctoral Awards before your publish your thesis and/or parts of it. All in all, publication further down the road may be more difficult if parts of the doctoral thesis have already been published. Please make sure you talk to your supervisor before publishing your doctoral thesis or parts of it.
Also make sure you are up to speed about the obligation to mandatory publication and the printing subsidy.