Publishing a doctoral thesis in full text
Visibility of the doctoral thesis
If you publish your doctoral thesis electronically, it will not only be indexed and made searchable in Google. It will also be listed in the European doctoral theses database DART-Europe and in the international database for freely available academic material – BASE. It will also be linked to your full text from the Swedish research database SwePub and from the world’s largest library catalogue, WoForrldCat.
Regardless of the search engine or database from which the searches were conducted, any hits will be directed to the LUCRIS record describing your doctoral thesis.
- Search theses in DART-Europe
- Search scholarly publications in BASE
- Search Swedish research publications in SwePUB
- Search the worlds largest library catalouge: WorldCat
Publishing a monograph
If you or the University is the publisher of your doctoral thesis, the pdf file can be made publicly available in LUCRIS in conjunction with registration. If the doctoral thesis is being published by an external publisher, permission from the publisher is required.
Publishing a compilation thesis
If your doctoral thesis includes articles previously published in other publications, an agreement must first be reached with the relevant publishing house. Please note that even if you have been granted permission to publish an article in the printed version of a doctoral thesis, a specific permission from the publisher must have been granted for making the articles available in the digital version.
One way is to ask premission from a publisher by using Copy Clearance Center’s (CCC’s) RightsLink. RightsLink is a tool for askning for premission from the publisher, look for a direct link to RightsLink on the publishers web page.
You can also use following form when applying for permission from publishers:
Lund University has general publishing agreements with a number of publishers. If your article is published by one of the following publishers, no agreement is necessary:
- Read more about LU:s agreement with IEEE (PDF)
- Read more about LU:s agreement with Cambridge University Press (PDF)
- Read more about LU:s agreement with Elsevier (PDF)
- Read more about LU:s agreement with Portland Press (PDF)
Generally, articles with the status "submitted" are not made available in LUCRIS as this may jeopardise future publications.
For questions about the publication process, bibliometrics, research data, open access, etcetera., please contact:
publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se
For questions about LUCRIS, please contact:
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se