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ProQuest Dissertation & Thesis Submission Instructions

Are you ready to submit to ProQuest?

checkmark imageYour dissertation or thesis is complete and approved by your chair

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To begin, you will need to create a free account in ProQuest.  The ETD Administrator site will guide you through the submission process.  For tutorials on the submission process, look at http://www.proquest.com/en-US/video/etdadmin/etdadmin.shtml.

All dissertations and theses need to be converted to a PDF for submission.  If you have not already done so, there is a conversion tool on the first step in the ProQuest submission process.  Please do not use another conversion tool.  If you use their conversion tool it makes sure there is no password protection on the PDF and that the security settings allow printing and document changes.

Publishing options for authors:

Options for allowing ProQuest to make your dissertation/thesis discoverable:

Options for access within the ProQuest database:

If necessary, you can delay the release of your dissertation or thesis. If an embargo time is selected, the citation and abstract will be available right away, but full text would only be available after the selected time.  You have three options:

You must agree to the ProQuest and Western University publishing agreements

Subject categories:


Students can order print copies of their paper in hardcover or paperback via ProQuest.  If you would like a copy of the dissertation or thesis with the university logo, please contact Kater-Crafts Bookbinder.

Once you have submitted your paper, it is not uploaded to ProQuest until the library goes over your submission

Once your submission is checked for all the required elements, it is then uploaded to ProQuest

No changes to your paper can be made after submitting it to ProQuest

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