In order to achieve this goal, the idea is to change the 'promotion culture' within the discipline of law. One of the instruments is to offer more room for writing a doctoral thesis consisting of articles. Agreements on this have been made at a national level, but each faculty has been given the opportunity to deviate from this (‘comply or explain’).
At our faculty, the possibility to obtain a doctoral thesis consisting of articles is not new. The faculty already had a guideline on the subject dating from 2013, and the UvA doctorate regulations has already allowed this for several years. In view of the sector plan, the faculty has adopted a renewed guideline on writing a doctoral thesis consisting of articles at the beginning of 2022.
You can find the guidelines here: