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Nuts & Bolts: Dissertation Submission Panel Discussions

Posted Monday, 04 March 2013

Date: March 26, 2–4 p.m.

Location: Common Room, Dudley House

This session will be most helpful for those who are in the completion phase of dissertation writing as well as those who will be entering this phase soon, but everyone is invited to attend.


I. Open Access

The Office for Scholarly Communication will present a panel of faculty and students to launch a lively, engaging discussion driven by your questions about depositing your dissertation to Harvard’s digital repository, DASH.

  • If my thesis or dissertation is available for public download, will I find it harder to publish part of it in a journal?
  • Will an academic publisher still want to publish it as a book?
  • What do I do if I've already published part of my dissertation in a journal?
  • Why should I make my research available in the first place?


II. Copyright Issues and Electronic Submission Requirements

The General Counsel’s Office and the FAS Registrar’s Office will discuss the final stages of the preparation of the dissertation.

  • What copyright issues are to be considered in writing the dissertation?
  • What are the submission requirements for the final version of the dissertation?
  • What is necessary for submitting the dissertation electronically to ProQuest?

Join us to learn about the process behind and principles of providing open access to your work and to learn solutions to common problems that graduate students experience at this stage of the process.