Some journals are explicit about this in their mission statement.
But even if they are not, avoid sending around one particular article to different journals.
Don't rely on being an entirely original genius, but engage in a written discussion with your colleagues, respecting and responding to all the great ideas that are already in circulation.
Once you have informed yourself about what is generally known by your particular readership, you will know exactly what to include and what to omit.
If it’s the original contribution to knowledge a Ph D is supposed to be, then the outside world needs to see it!
You should probably begin to consider getting it published.Publication in book form is not the only, or even the best route.In some areas, journal articles may be more effective: seek advice from your examiners and supervisor about this.Rewriting parts of your Ph D thesis involves similar processes of rethinking.If you intend to lift a certain section out of your Ph D to submit it to a journal as an article, be aware that you might need to recontextualize the piece.If for now, you decide to opt for publishing an article, this page will suggest a few points to consider.Awareness of audience Depending on the journal, collection or newspaper which has offered you to publish your article, ask yourself who is your audience: who are you writing for? Are you publishing in a highly specialized journal or within a context that is more cross-disciplinary?Their recommendations are your first point of call and should provide useful guidelines when deciding what and how much needs to be rewritten.Your examiners may well be able to suggests publishers with lists in your field.Checking existing publications on the subject Before you sit down to investigate a particular topic and write up your findings in an article, do your research!Not just on your primary material, but scan existing secondary publications on the subject, in particular recent ones.