When preparing your manuscript for submission to the ProQuest ETD Administrator review Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission (Including Supplemental Files) and the Rush University Guide for the Preparation of Dissertations and Master Theses. Once your manuscript is submitted ProQuest will not make any changes.
Inner left edge: one and a half inches (1.5”)
Remaining three edges: one inch (1”)
Manuscript, including abstract, dedication, acknowledgements, table of contents, and body: Double-spaced
Long quotations (four or more lines), captions, tables/graphs/charts, lists,: Single-spaced
References: single-spaced within the reference, double-spaced between references.
3. Running Heads
Do not use running heads.
Page numbers are placed at the upper right corner. They should be no closer to the top of the page than 1 centimeter. The following plan of page numbering is required.
Preliminary pages: Small Roman numerals (ii, iii, iv, etc.), beginning with ii. The title page counts as page i but the number does not appear.
Remainder of the manuscript including references and appendices: Beginning with the first page of Chapter 1, use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.). Each page must be numbered. Numbering begins with 1 and runs consecutively to the end of the manuscript. Do not assign a page number to the Copyright Statement.
If a table or figure is too long to be placed on a single page, it should be continued on the following numbered page.
If there is more than one volume, each volume should contain a title page duplicating the title page of the first volume. If the volumes are separate entities it is important to identify them further as Volume I, II, etc. In any case, the numbering should follow consecutively from one volume to another.
5. Order of Assembly
Click the blue "Order of Assembly" tab to view the order in which you should arrange the parts of your thesis or dissertation.
Any legible font except script, italic, or ornamental fonts equivalent in scale to 12 point Times New Roman.
7. Charts, Graphs, Tables
Avoid using colors, as these are not decipherable when converted to black and white microfilm. Identify lines on a graph with labels or symbols, not color. For shaded areas on histograms, use cross-hatching, not color.
Insert charts, graphs, and tables in the text, unless otherwise directed by your Advisor. If they take up a full page, locate them on the page as close to first mention of them in your text as you can.
8. Oversize Pages
Avoid using oversize pages unless absolutely necessary for charts, graphs, maps and tables larger than the standard page size. Try a different layout for the chart or table to see if it can be placed on a standard page, or divided into two pages with a slight photographic reduction of the graphic material.
Fold any oversize folders carefully into the manuscript, with as few folds as possible.
Photos may be scanned into the document.
Use photographs with a full range of contrast (from true black to pure white).
Avoid color photos if possible. If you need to use them please make sure your text includes enough information about the color variation of any photos for the benefit of anyone reading your manuscript in a black and white reproduction.
The title should be a meaningful description of the content of the manuscript.
Use word substitutes for formulas, symbols, superscripts, subscripts, Greek letters, and so on.
The format of the title page appears in Appendix A. You can also download a full Microsoft Word manuscript template on the "Introduction" page of this guide.
Your title should be identical on all the pages on which it appears: title page, approval page, abstract and copyright statement.
There is no word limit on the abstract.
Format of the abstract page is included in Appendix A. You can also download a full Microsoft Word manuscript template on the "Introduction" page of this guide.
A research abstract contains:
Statement of the problem
Procedure or methods
Print symbols, foreign words and phrases clearly and accurately to avoid errors.
Mathematical formulas, diagrams, and other illustrative materials are not recommended for the abstract.
12. List of References