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Register and publish your thesis

When you are finished with your thesis, you need to register it in DiVA, Umeå university’s publication database and digital archive. Here you will find information on how to register a thesis, as well as links to step-by-step manuals that guide you through the registration process.

Open Access Policy

Open access-policy for scholarly publications at Umeå University

(Approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 19 September 2017)

1. Background

Umeå University promotes making all published research outputs free of all restrictions on access as far as possible. This according to the 2013 Berlin Declaration on Open Access signed by the Association of Swedish Higher Education and concordant to the requirements placed by the Swedish Research Council and other research funding bodies. Basis for the wording of this policy is that it should be as lucid and clear as possible, and that it should be easy for researchers and students to follow.


2. Policy

1. Registering scholarly publications in DiVA

Umeå University researchers are to register all their scholarly publications in the Umeå University academic online archive DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no Umu 220-2745-06). Reports and other scholarly publications published by Umeå University should also be registered and deposited in DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no. Umu 500-256-03).

2. Open access

Umeå University researchers are recommended to continue to publish their research outputs with open access as far as possible. If this is not done, it is valuable if a full text copy is published openly accessible in DiVA, so-called parallel publication.

3. Dissertations

Dissertations published by Umeå University should also be registered and deposited in DiVA (approved by the Vice-Chancellor, reg. no. Umu 500-256-03). Dissertations should be published electronically in DiVA unless copyright impediments obstruct such from happening.

4. Undergraduate theses

Undergraduate theses produced at Umeå University should be registered and deposited in DiVA. The registered data (author, title, abstract, department, etc.) becomes openly accessible. If the faculty or department recommend a full text publication, such will be arranged if the authors give their approval.

Register your thesis - proof-read and ready to publish

When it is time to register your thesis in DiVA it should be proof-read and ready, both in form and content. Information about the layout of the thesis and posting sheet is provided by the university.

Register a doctoral thesis

You yourself will register your doctoral thesis in DiVA. You need to do the registration at least three working days before the posting date. At the registration, you will

  • fill in information about the thesis and the public defence
  • upload the thesis in full text and the posting sheet
  • add a picture of the front cover (if you want to and if the copyright allows it).

Follow the instructions in our manuals when registering your thesis in DiVA.

Read more about the posting of your thesis and the mandatory printed copies of your thesis that you need to deliver to the library:

Posting and posting ceremony

Register a licentiate thesis

You yourself will register your licentiate thesis in DiVA. You can do the registration before or after your licentiate seminar. At the registration, you will

  • fill in information about the thesis and the licentiate seminar
  • upload the thesis in full text
  • add a picture of the front cover (if you want to and if the copyright allows it).

Follow the instructions in our manuals when registering your thesis in DiVA. You should also deliver one printed copy of the thesis to the library.

Manuals

Theses in Fine Arts

Theses in Fine Arts can vary in format and presentation and often have content that needs special solutions in connection with publication in DiVA. Contact the library if your thesis contains parts and documentation that do not take the form of a traditional, usually text-based, thesis.

Frequently asked questions and contact

Frequently asked questions about theses and posting

Answers to common questions about theses, posting, ISBN, ISSN and more.

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