This is a pretty simple process. Duplication and self-plagiarism can be avoided: Additionally, a thesis and a journal article are completely different in terms of overall approach and format.To convert a thesis/dissertation into a journal article, it has to be rewritten and refined.

I have already submitted my thesis to the university and it will be published by next Feb.

Meanwhile, I want to submit an article based on part of my thesis to a journal. For my thesis (7 years ago), I used many of my own figures from various journals. For each journal, I had to go to their website and fill in a web form (and/or send them an e-mail), asking for permission to use each specific figure.

You can use the figure in your thesis without completing the forms but you should acknowledge the origin of the figure in the preface and appropriate cite the publication in your thesis Do I need to provide the Examinations Office with proof that my paper has been accepted and in press, or has been published?

When I did that for my thesis I was allowed to re-use all the figures I needed for free. The thesis can then include work that is yet to be published and a conclusion chapter. Hi, I am thinking about revising my doctoral dissertation into a journal article to have a broader readership. But I am concerned about any potential problems of self-plagiarism.My doctoral dissertation was electronically published by the university in 2014. However, I will get confirmation of acceptance of my thesis only in Jan. You would need to get permission from the journal/publisher. In this situation, is it possible for me to submit the paper to a journal now?

Yes, you can use the figures from another paper in your own. But it depends on where you publish your re-used material. The article will be ready soon and I want to submit it in a few weeks' time. Each paper chapter would then have an introduction to the paper, stating where it was originally published and giving an overview of how that particular piece of work fits into the bigger picture.

In that case, can I still submit an article the content of which is based on most parts of my doctoral dissertation?

However, you would need to cite the source clearly in the references section of your paper. 3.