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Current formatting requirements are posted here: KU ScholarWorks is a digital repository for student theses and dissertations as well as scholarly work created by the faculty and staff of the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation. For more information about KU ScholarWorks, contact them. Abstracts and citation information for all theses and dissertations previously submitted to KU are available through ProQuest.

In many cases, the full text of the thesis or dissertation may also be available. This database is the same for both KUMC and the Lawrence campuses, however, due to differences in licensing, it is accessed through different links.

Embargo is the term used to describe a delayed release or delayed availability of scholarly work. Under certain circumstances, scholars may need to embargo their work. The Embargo Policy allows for embargoes of 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years, with the approval of a faculty member in the student's department.

These embargoes are renewable, when necessary, in increments of 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years. However, please note that embargo renewals must be submitted at least one month before an existing embargo expires. Embargoed materials are automatically released for discovery by search engines upon expiration of an embargo, after which time the research will remain permanently accessible online.

You must ensure that you select the same embargo duration in each step i. If either of these steps is not taken or if your embargo durations do not match, your scholarly work will be made publicly available and may be searchable though internet sites such as Google.

Thesis and dissertation embargoes are renewable. To renew the embargo on your work, you must take two steps, like you did to establish the initial embargo. If you neglect one of these steps, your work will be made publicly available and may be searchable through internet sites such as Google. You can choose to immediately make your work open access or withhold your document from public circulation for a specified amount of time.

Before proceeding, please review the Steps to Graduation , as the graduation process generally begins the semester before you intend to graduate. You must have successfully completed your final examination and any required revisions before you can submit your thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School. We suggest that you schedule and hold your defense as early as possible in the semester of graduation.

You will need to prepare your document according to these instructions. Instructions are also available on our website on how to convert your thesis or dissertation into. When you are ready to prepare your manuscript for submission, complete the following steps in order.

In order to submit your document for review, you will first need to create a Digital Commons account and heed the following instructions:. For doctoral students, it is complete after receiving the approval notice and completing the Survey of Earned Doctorates. For students registering for Degree Only for the upcoming semester, further steps are necessary to complete Degree Only registration.

You are responsible for one of the following: Traditional publishing through ProQuest: Open Access Publishing through ProQuest: While most dissertations will be published immediately after submission, in rare cases a student will need to delay the publication of their thesis.

Such circumstances may involve: Disclosure of intellectual property that preclude patents rights. Disclosure of sensitive data about persons, institutions, or technologies that violate professional ethics regarding protection of confidentiality, Pending publications. An academic or commercial press has expressed interest in acquiring the rights to publish the work as a book.

The works in creative writing are qualified for an embargo. A part of the content has already been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal that may require an embargo. Many journals consider each submission on a case-by-case basis. To clarify the policy consult with the journal editor. When an exception is necessary, an embargo provides a temporary, delayed public release of the work.

Embargo periods of six months, one year, or two years are available. If needed, select the embargo option on both the Approval and Publishing Options form, as well as in the publishing options section in ProQuest. Copyright is automatically generated when an author publishes his or her work.

For theses and dissertations, a student includes the copyright notice in the contents of their thesis or dissertation, and then has copyright on the work after its publication. You may wish to register your copyright with the U. Copyright Office in order to protect your rights in a dispute or to be compensated for damages caused by infringement.

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Preparing and Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation The LSU Digital Commons digital repository archives and makes accessible research, publications, data, and other institutional records produced by LSU faculty, students, and units. Embargoing Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Embargo is the term used to describe a delayed release or delayed availability of scholarly work.

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An Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) is simply the digital (electronic) representation of your thesis or dissertation. It is the same as its paper counterpart in content and organization, and it meets the formatting requirements described on our Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Web Page. Theses and Dissertations. Starting with the incoming class, the University of Florida requires its graduate students to submit their masters theses and doctoral dissertations in electronic format, know as .