Submission Guidelines for Dissertations (Open Access)
Who Can Submit
Dissertations (Open Access) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Dissertations (Open Access). For additional information, please contact SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL ADDRESS [A GENERIC E-MAIL ADDRESS IS BETTER THAN A PERSON'S INDIVIDUAL ONE].
How to Submit a Paper
1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact the Digital Commons administrator. . .
We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Pleasecontact the Digital Commons administrator. .
2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length OR IF YOU WANT TO SPECIFY A MAXIMUM, PLEASE DO SO HERE. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
3. Submit the paper by emailing it to SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL ADDRESS. Include in an email message [OR CREATE A COVER PAGE FOR YOUR PAPER WITH] the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
4. If you have any questions, contact SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL ADDRESS.
Overview of the Process
OPTION 1 (author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper. We will then send you a message asking you to approve the PDF version. Please look it over within 5 days [DEFAULT IS 5; OR REPLACE WITH YOUR OWN CHOICE] and reply to SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL ADDRESS HERE as soon as possible. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
OPTION 2 (no author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
How to Revise Your Paper
If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL ADDRESS. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.
If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.