To be eligible for graduation, doctoral students must submit their dissertations for publication to both ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global and the Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository. Before your document is published, it may require additional review and preparation; please check the Dissertations Formatting Guidelines for each school:
In addition, ProQuest's Preparing Your Manuscript guide offers additional information on formatting the PDF. ProQuest ETD Administrator Resources and Guidelines web page offers several guides to assist you in preparing your PDF, choosing publishing options, learning about copyright considerations and more.
* Please contact the Office of the Registrar before submitting the dissertations.
When you are certain your document is approved and ready, follow these steps to complete the publication process.
- Go to https://www.etdadmin.com/main/home?siteId=933 and create an account.
Some items to have on hand:
A PDF copy of your dissertation/thesis. This must be a single file. If your manuscript is in Word or RTF format, we can convert it into a PDF.
Optional Supplementary files (images, data, etc.) that are an integral part of the dissertation/thesis but not part of the full text.
Advisor and other Committee Members' Names
Subject Categories - 1 - 3 that best describe your dissertation/thesis' subject area. (Subject Category List)
- Choose your ProQuest publication type
a. Traditional Publishing (Free): your thesis will only be viewable to an individual or institutional ProQuest subscribers
b. Open Access Publishing PLUS ($95.00): your thesis will be available freely to internet users via ProQuest databases
- Choose your IR (Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository) publishing Options
Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository, an Open Access database, searchable via Google Scholar, makes our scholarship available to researchers freely via the internet.
- Purchase bound copies
- Optional: Copyright Registration
ProQuest offers the optional service of registering your copyright on your behalf. The dissertation author owns the copyright to their dissertation regardless of copyright registration.
Thank you for contributing your scholarship to the library’s print and digital collections. If, for any reason, you would like your dissertation or thesis excluded from the Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
A note about copyright
Whether publishing to ProQuest or the Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository, please understand that you, the author, retain copyright to your work.
For more information on copyright, including avoiding copyright infringement in your dissertation or thesis, see this guide from ProQuest: https://media2.proquest.com/documents/UMI_CopyrightGuide.pdf