I note however that this doesn’t exclude the possibility that some kind of ‘no PhD students’ rule existed at NRN in the past e.g. in 2015, which is when Nord et al. wrote to them inquiring about submission. I have seen evidence from a number of sources suggesting the previous existence of such a policy.
Was this a reasonable policy? I don’t think so, although I can see why NRN might have found it attractive. You see, PhD students have a habit of writing review papers. This is because most students have to write a ‘literature review’ which serves as the introduction to their PhD thesis, and this material can easily be converted into a review paper.
If the thesis is for a PhD, the university requires that it make an original contribution to human knowledge: your research must discover something hitherto unknown.
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It turns out there’s a bit of a backstory here. the senior author of the new paper, Jon Roiser, his group did want to submit to NRN, but they were informed that this wasn’t possible, in part because the first author, Camilla Nord, was still a PhD student. Roiser later that PhD students aren’t just barred from being first authors, but any authors, at NRN.
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