It is now possible to book posting ceremonies at the University Library. The earliest date for ceremonies is 1 October.
How do I get an ISBN for my thesis?
You order an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the library using the form Order ISBN.
How do I get an ISSN for my thesis?
ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is administered by the faculty or department publishing the series. Contact the publishing faculty or department to obtain the ISSN and serial number in the series.
One of the articles in my thesis is published with a Creative Commons license. Do I need permission from the journal to publish that article in my thesis?
No, you don't need permission. Articles with a Creative Commons license can freely be republished if the original source is cited.
What do I do if I want to use a picture or illustration made by someone else on the cover of my thesis?
When you want to use someone else's work, for example a picture or illustration, as a rule you need permission from the copyright holder. The need for explicit permission from all copyright holders applies when there are no other explicit licenses or agreements that allow you to use the work the way you want.
When using a picture or illustration on the thesis cover, the creators should be named and credited on the information page, the second page of the thesis. The name of the work can be written after the creators' names.
Example of the contents of an information page:
This work is protected by the Swedish Copyright Legislation (Act 1960:729)
When you want to use a picture or illustration with a CC license you need to give proper credit the creator or creators of the work. The following information needs to be included in order to give proper credit to the creators:
Name of the work.
Link to the original work.
Name of the creators (and preferably links to them if available).
The specific license of the work, including link to the license information.
Digital version of your thesis
The information in the digital version of your thesis might be structured and linked like this:
It may be impossible to fit all of the links into the information in the printed version. Therefore it is enough to link to the work, since the license information can be found there. The printed information might be structured like this:
Cover image:Thorsten Bosch, “Coala in tree” https://flic.kr/p/2i7yTLS. Licensed under CC-BY 2.0
If you have made modifications to the picture
You can modify the picture if it has a CC license that allows this. This can be done with work that does not have the condition ”ND” (“No derivative work”). If you make modifications, you need to provide information on how the work has been altered in your license information.
Should the published compilation thesis contain all connected works making up the complete work?
The parts of the thesis are connected differently to the comprehensive summary (“kappa”) depending on the format.
The printed thesis is to contain both the comprehensive summary and the works connected to the summary (usually articles).
In order to include published works, you need to take copyright and licenses into account. If the article is published with open access, for example with a Creative Commons license, you may include it in the published thesis without asking for permission from another party.
If you have transferred the rights to your work to a publisher, you need permission to include the work in your thesis. The permission might already be acquired through the signed agreement, or you can apply for permission on the publisher’s web site.
Make sure you include relevant unpublished works in the printed version of your thesis.
Digital thesis published in DiVA
The digital version of your thesis is registered and published in DiVA. The comprehensive summary is published in full text as a PDF file in the metadata post describing the thesis. The full text PDF only contains the comprehensive summary. Connected works (usually articles) are to be registered separately in DiVA, preferably before you register the thesis. When all parts of the thesis are registered in DiVA, you connect the posts to the registration of the thesis containing the summary. As yet published works also need to be registered in DiVA and connected to your thesis registration.
When registering works in DiVA you can include them in the registration by adding full text files. In order to do this with published works, either the work needs to be published open access, for example with a Creative Commons-license, or you need permission from other rights holders to parallel publish the work.