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ProQuest ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Submission

This is an overview of the ProQuest ETD, which is used to submit your thesis and/or dissertation.

ProQuest ETD Frequently Asked Questions

ProQuest ETD Administrator FAQ

ProQuest has provided a list of frequently asked questions about technical issues you may encounter. You can review those questions at the link below.

https://secure.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/main/faq

Library FAQ

The Rush Library has provided a list of frequently asked questions below about submitting your dissertation or thesis.

Contents

UPLOAD QUESTIONS  

FORMS AND PAPERWORK QUESTIONS  

PAYMENT QUESTIONS  

DEADLINE QUESTIONS  

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION QUESTIONS  

JOURNAL ARTICLE QUESTIONS  

OPEN ACCESS QUESTION   

 

UPLOAD QUESTIONS

1. How do I submit my thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School? Do I need make an appointment?                                

      Appointments are not necessary.

      Upload your pdf at the ProQuest submission site.

     You will receive an email back from the administrator for any revisions.

2. How many times am I allowed to make revisions? Do I have to pay each time?

    You may upload your revised pdf as many times as needed prior to the deadline.

    You will only pay during the initial upload process. No fees are needed to upload

    revisions.

 

FORMS AND PAPERWORK QUESTIONS

3. Do I need to submit a hard copy to the Library?

      No. Your department may want a hard copy.

4. What paperwork do I need to submit to the Library?

Email the listed required documents to Sandra Wenner, Dissertation and Thesis Coordinator at Sandra_Wenner@rush.edu. If you need access to a scanner please visit the METC located on the 9th floor of the Armour Academic Center before emailing as attachments to Sandra Wenner.

 

PAYMENT QUESTIONS

5. How do I pay the ETD submission fee?

      For ETD, you will need to pay online with a credit card at the time of submission.

      How much are the fees?

      Copyright (optional) = $55

      Open Access = $95

 

DEADLINE QUESTIONS

6. Can I request for an extension of the deadline?

      No. Our submission deadline is firm. No exceptions.

7. What happens if I do not make the deadline?

      Your graduation application will be automatically moved to the following semester.

      ALL REVISIONS ARE DUE BY THE DEADLINE DATE.

8. Do I have to meet the deadline if I am not attending the ceremony?

      YES.

 

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION QUESTIONS

9. What is copyright and copyright infringement?

For information, visit:

http://www.umi.com/assets/downloads/products/UMI_CopyrightGuide.pdf

If you have any copyrighted material in your thesis or dissertation, you MUST obtain permission from the author or publisher and include this permission letter or email in the Appendices.

10. How do I include copyright permission letters?

      These can be included in the Appendices. Emails are ok.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLE QUESTIONS

11. Can I have published journal articles in my thesis?

      If you have published an article or articles during your academic career, and you

wish to include those articles in your thesis or dissertation, discuss with your committee and your publisher.

Consult the agreement you signed when you submitted your work for publication. At that time, you may have assigned your rights to the publisher and are no longer the copyright holders. If the publication agreement does not clearly state that the work may be used in your ETD, you must get permission from the publisher.

        1) You can cite that publication in your references.

2) If the publisher has the publication online, you can link or point to it (with   

    permission of the publisher, who usually has protection so that paying customers  

    or subscribers are the only ones allowed access).

       3) If you retain copyright or if the publisher as the copyright holder gives you a

            signed release, you can include the publication in your thesis or dissertation as

           allowed in that release.

12. How can I restrict my thesis from being published if there is a patent pending?

      You may request for restriction your thesis or dissertation during the upload

      process. You can choose duration of the embargo: 1 year or 2 years.

 

OPEN ACCESS QUESTION

13. What is Open Access?

      The now common usage of the term "open access" means freely available for         

viewing or downloading by anyone with access to the internet. Sometimes a    distinction is made for "limited open access" meaning that material is available free of charge to a limited group of authorized users. Our usage of "open access" means the former; that is, dissertations and theses published for Open Access with ProQuest/UMI will be available at no charge for viewing or downloading by anyone with access to the internet, indefinitely.

(Source: http://www.etdadmin.com/UMI_PublishingOptionsGuide.pdf)

There is an extra $95 charge for Open Access with ProQuest.

14. What is the difference between Traditional publishing and Open Access?

      For information, visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/UMI_PublishingOptionsGuide.pdf


 

 

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