Formatting Guidelines

To be eligible for graduation, the Doctoral student must submit your dissertation for publication in both the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global and the Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository.  Before publishing your document, it may require additional review and preparation, and please check the Dissertations Formatting Guidelines from each college:

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration -- Formatting Guidelines

Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies -- Formatting Guidelines

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology -- Formatting Guidelines

Katz School of Science and Health -- Formatting Guidelines

Wurzweiler School of Social Work -- Formatting Guidelines

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.

Dissertation Submissions

When you are certain your document is approved and ready, follow these steps to complete the publication process.

  1. 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.
    Abstract
    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)
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Purchase bound copies
  5. 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.
  6. Submit

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 yair@yu.edu 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

Order additional bound copies

Once your dissertation has been published by ProQuest, you may place an order for copies directly through your ProQuest ETD student account, or order from ProQuest Dissertation Copy Options.

Please note that you can always contact Customer Service at ProQuest to order more copies.

Dissertation Correction

Please refer to ProQuest Dissertation/Thesis Correction Policy. The library will update the PDF file in YAIR.