For academic year 2011-2012 graduate thesis guide instructions for preparation and submission the master's thesis school of graduate studies clayton state university 2000 clayton state boulevard suite 211 university center morrow, ga 30260 (678) 466-4113. Students own the copyright to their thesis and you may wish to register your work with the library of congress for a fee, proquest will register your thesis at the time of submission for more information on copyrighting your thesis, review the information on the proquest website and the us copyright. You will be asked to make decisions about traditional versus open access publishing as well as copyrighting your work we suggest you review these if you would like to purchase additional copies of your thesis/dissertation for yourself, you may order bound copies through umi (order copies page) however, we would. Do i need to obtain permission to include a chart, diagram, map or other image in my thesis if the thesis includes reproductions of copyright protected images, including but not limited to, figures, drawings, paintings, photographs, logos, maps, diagrams, tables or charts, the author of the thesis must in most.
Technically, when you finish writing your thesis and submit it to your college review team, you already have copyright protection, and you don't have to worry about copyrighting a thesis that said, in case you're curious, this type of copyright lasts for seventy years past the date of your death however. Legal use, without permission, of copyrighted work is limited to fair use of the work educational and research use is not necessarily fair use, especially if the work is published, as your dissertation or thesis will be with proquest/umi and as (hopefully) many of your future journal articles or books will be you may be better. 7 helpful hints for writing with pdf conversion in mind 7 submitting the final pdf 8 supplemental files (optional) 8 public access of theses and dissertations policy 8 embargo (delayed release) of thesis or dissertation 8 proquest publishing options 8 copyrighting 8 fees associated with etd submission. The office of graduate studies encourages students to seek permission to use copyrighted material in their theses and dissertations your work is published after it is submitted in approved form to the office of graduate studies and will be available to audiences who wish to know more about the subject you investigate.
Including material produced by other authors in your dissertation or thesis can serve a legitimate research purpose, but you want to avoid copyright infringement in the process republishing someone else's work, even in abbreviated form, requires permission from the author or copyright owner you must receive permission. In some cases the university or a funding partner may be able to claim some ownership in a candidate's research output – see the university's intellectual property regulations, and check any funding agreements to see if the funding agency expects to claim copyright in the thesis or other research output for more detail on. Introduction all ubc graduate students are required to submit a copy of their thesis to ubc's institutional repository (circle), where it will be made available to the public submission into circle requires that you sign a license that gives ubc the rights necessary to make the thesis available to the public.
Introduction this page presents video presentations and a print-ready guide to the major issues you will face concerning using other people's work as part of your research, and including work created by others in your finished thesis. Copyright notice & registration for general information on copyright, see research & publication copyright & patent although the existence of copyright is not contingent on notice or registration of copyright, students should nevertheless incorporate a copyright notice in the thesis or dissertation manuscript such a. Copyright law affects you in two ways: it governs the way in which you are allowed to use another person's published works to support your own writing, and it determines how another person may use yours use of previously published material in academia it is generally accepted that “fair use” allows writers to use small. What this means is that the student retains ownership of the copyright to the dissertation, and is free to grant the above listed rights to any other party what the student would not be able to do is grant another party an “exclusive” right to reproduce and publish the dissertation the catholic university of america.
What umi/proquest and the university are asking for is the non-exclusive right to distribute your work you still own the copyright you still control everything the statute grants you if you are submitting your thesis to umi/proquest, they will list your thesis in their product and sell microfilm or print copies to. The font size for the body of the thesis/project/dissertation must be no smaller than 12-point the font of table and figure titles, their captions and legends, and all notes should be no smaller than 8-point font must be legible select a clear, basic font (example: arial, times new roman) script fonts are not acceptable. Receipt of a submitted and approved thesis or dissertation in the graduate school results in the publication of the document by the university library at unc -chapel hill as such, each student grants the university a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce the student's work, in whole or in part, in electronic. If copywriting your thesis, include a separate page with the copyright information a copyright template is provided in the college guidelines if you do not wish to copyright, you must indicate this on the submission checklist information on copyright and publishing options is provided in item iv below and also in the college.
Student authors own the copyright in their dissertations and theses unless an advisor materially contributes significant content to a dissertation or thesis, the advisor does not usually own any of the copyright in the work while advisors are invaluable guides in the process of research and writing, and often contribute. Electronic thesis and dissertation (etd) authors often realize late in the process that they may have copyright issues they need to address librarians are available to consult with you on a variety of topics we can lay out the limits of copyright law and uc policy, and help you make informed decisions regarding. Benefits of e-theses university of east anglia doctoral students are now required by university regulations to provide a licensed digital copy of their completed, accepted thesis into the uea digital repository in addition to providing a bound paper copy to the graduate school theses are an often untapped and underutilised.
Ensure consistency and accuracy in the formatting and completion of your thesis or chapter i academic senate policy and student responsibility for dissertations, dma supporting documents, and theses of publication ( including fair use,2 copyrighting, patents, and publication rights) and all standards of research. Requirements described in the marquette university graduate school thesis or dissertation directives after reviewing these instructions, visit to the proquest etd administrator web site, where you will find detailed information on proquest guidelines on formatting for digital submission, publishing, copyrighting , binding,.
Therefore, preprint/reprint theses and dissertations should not be copyrighted general instructions what is your official name the candidate must use the same name on all thesis/dissertation materials exactly as it appears on the official transcript of the university of texas southwestern medical center. It's now or never proquest handles everything quickly and efficiently, including publishing- making it available to anyone with interest and cash i don't really care about the $4 in royalties i'd probably make in my lifetime, but i just can't decide what to do dissertations are usually required to be copyrighed,. Publishers may consider your electronic submission to be a prior publication disclose and discuss this with your publisher you may also contact the graduate school for more information on requesting an embargo or delay on the electronic dissemination of your work before signing a publishing agreement, pay attention.