Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 October 2020)
Prior to publicly posting your thesis (spikningen in Swedish) it must be registered in DiVA. DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet) is the university's digital repository.
The registration includes filling in details on the thesis and your defence of the doctoral thesis as well as uploading a full text version in DiVA of the doctoral thesis and posting sheet (spikblad in Swedish), which is the notification of submission of your doctoral thesis.
Use your Umu-id to log in to DiVA.
When registering your thesis, you must also include details on the defence of your doctoral thesis.
Click “Connect authority record” and search for your Umu-id. Select your authority record by clicking your name.
If your name is not listed, you can create an authority record by closing the pop-up window, clicking the button “Create authority record” and filling in the mandatory details.
Fill in any missing, mandatory details. The following details are mandatory:
Type the title of the thesis and any potential subtitle. Select language of the title from the listed options.
If your thesis has a title in another language, this is to be entered in the field “Alternative title”, and the language must be selected from the listed options.
Enter the publishing year of the thesis and the number of pages. The number of pages should be the same as the final numbered page of the text body of the thesis. Appendices must not be included in the numbers of pages.
If your thesis is part of a series, select the series from the listed options and fill in the number of your thesis in the series. If the series is not listed, please enter the details in the section for “Other series”.
Specify the place of publication and publisher. For theses published by Umeå University, type ”Umeå” as the place of publication and type ”Umeå University” in the field for “Other publisher".
Enter ISBN for the electronic version, and select “Electronic” from the listed options. For printed version, click “Another ISBN” and select “Print” from the listed options.
Click “Choose national subject category” and select the category or categories that best describe the content of your thesis. Choose a category that is as specific as possible (navigate the list by clicking the plus symbol).
If you want to delete a selected category, please click the red cross to the right of the category.
Select one or more research subjects (this is not mandatory but it increases the chances to search and find, and hence spread, the publication).
Select language from the listed options and type your keywords in the text field. Separate your keywords with commas.
If you want to enter keywords in multiple languages, click “Keywords in another language”.
Enter the abstract of the thesis and select language from the listed options.
Read through and make sure the text looks right. Pay particular attention to spaces and paragraphing, and make sure no extra characters have been accidentally included. The paragraphing is correct if there is a space between paragraphs.
If you want to add an abstract in another language, click “Another abstract”.
Fill in details of your supervisors and assistant supervisors. Click “Another supervisor" to add additional supervisors or an assistant supervisor. The following details are mandatory:
Fill in details of the external examiner. The details must correspond with the details of the external reviewer that are specified on the posting sheet (spikbladet). The following details are mandatory:
Fill in details of the public defence of your thesis. The details must correspond with the details of the public defence of your thesis that are specified on the posting sheet (spikbladet).
Select degree from the listed options. The selected degree must correspond with the details specified on the posting sheet (spikbladet).
When you have entered all details of the thesis, please click “Continue”.
You must now upload th complete thesis and the posting sheet (spikbladet). All files must be in PDF format. If you wish – and there are no copyright issues to take into account – you can also upload the front page of the thesis as a preview image in DiVA.
If you wish – and there are no copyright issues to take into account – you can upload the front page of the thesis as a preview image in DiVA. If you do not want to upload a preview image, you can go to the next step “Accepting the publishing conditions".
When you have uploaded all files, you must approve that they will be published in DiVA.
Before submitting your thesis, you must check your registration.
Please note that when you have submitted your thesis, you can no longer make any changes to the post yourself. If you need to edit or add any details, please contact the library.
When you have submitted your thesis, you will receive confirmation of the registration in DiVA by email. This confirmation email also contains the permanent link to your thesis in DiVA (this is the link to use in a potential press release). Please note that the link will not become active until the day of your public posting.
Prior to publishing your doctoral thesis in DiVA, the library will review your registration. If we have any questions, or if any details need to be added, we will contact you.
Your thesis will be published and visible in DiVA on the day of the public posting of your thesis (spikning).
It is possible to print or save the page as a pdf by using the print option of the webbrowser.
Answers to common questions about theses, posting, ISBN, ISSN and more.
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