This much-needed book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to achieving a PhD by published work. It provides an honest assessment of the pros and cons of various routes and helps readers to select the pathway that is right for them. It demystifies key processes and aspects of the award, such as navigating regulations, writing a synthesis and preparing for a viva, and provides a wealth of guidance on how to maximise the impact of your published work. Each chapter is enriched with activities, questions and advice from those who have successfully completed the award to help readers get the most out of their doctoral experience. This text will be invaluable to researchers and academics of all disciplines pursuing a PhD by published work.