What’s the Point of the PhD Thesis?

“Single-author tomes seem outdated when much of research has become a multidisciplinary, team endeavour. Research is becoming more open, but PhD assessments can lack transparency: vivas are sometimes held behind closed doors. Some PhD theses languish, little-used, on office shelves or in archives…”

Read more at: http://www.nature.com/news/what-s-the-point-of-the-phd-thesis-1.20203.