Publish doctoral and licentiate theses

Last changed: 04 December 2017

On this page and its subpages you will find information on how to format your thesis, print it and publish it in SLU:s open archive Epsilon.

Publishing a doctoral thesis at SLU

  • As author, you are responsible for formatting your thesis, arranging the printing of it and depositing it in Epsilon. (Guide to publishing your thesis)
  • All doctoral theses written at SLU shall, according to the Vice-chancellor's decision, be published online in SLU:s open archive Epsilon, no later than three weeks before the defence (day of public display).
  • It is mandatory to use the document template for the summary chapter/monographs, supplied by the SLU University Library.
  • All doctoral theses shall be part of the publication series Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae. The series ISSN is 1652-6880.
  • All doctoral theses must have two unique ISBN numbers (order here): one for the printed version and one for the electronic version, and a number in the Acta series.
  • The thesis should be printed three weeks before the dissertation at the latest, (the day of public display of the thesis). You are required to deliver the correct number of printed copies of your thesis to the SLU University Library and registrar. The number varies depending on the faculty, see below.

Publishing joint or double degree thesis

  • Joint and double degree thesis shall be published in the SLU series Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae and electronically published in Epsilon.
  • The cover can if needed be adapted to claims from partner universities but the following must be stated:
    1. The SLU logo and the Acta series name on the front cover.
    2. The issue serial number and the Acta series ISSN must be visible somewhere on the cover.
    3. It must be clearly stated at the cover or/and at any of the front pages that the thesis is the result of a joint degree education and what universities that are involved. If the thesis is published elsewhere it shall be stated where it is published.

Publishing a licentiate thesis at SLU

  • As author, you are responsible for formatting your thesis, arranging the printing of it and depositing it in Epsilon. (Guide to publishing your thesis)
  • All licentiate theses written at SLU shall, according to the Vice-chancellor's decision, be published online in SLU:s open archive Epsilon.
  • It is voluntarily to use the document template for the summary chapter/monographs, supplied by the SLU University Library.
  • The licentiate theses are not published in the Acta series. Some departments have set up specific series for licentiate theses. Check with your department if there is a suitable series. If not, your licentiate thesis can be published as a monograph.
  • All licentiate theses must have have two unique ISBN numbers (order here): one for the printed version and one for the electronic version.
  • You are required to deliver the correct number of printed copies of your thesis to the SLU University Library and registrar. The number varies depending on the faculty, see below.

Printed copies to the SLU Library and registrar

  • NJ-faculty: On the day of public display it is your responsibility that 3 copies (including notice of dissertation) of the thesis are available at the SLU-library in Uppsala and 1 copy at the Registrar office, Box 7070, 750 07 Uppsala
  • VH- faculty: On the day of public display it is your responsibility that 4 copies (including notice of dissertation) of the thesis are available at the SLU-library in Uppsala and 1 copy at the Registrar office, Box 7070, 750 07 Uppsala.
  • S-faculty: On the day of public display it is your responsibility that 4 copies (including notice of dissertation) of the thesis are available at the library at the campus where the dissertation takes place and 2 copies at the Registrar office, SLU, 901 83 Umeå.
  • LTV faculty: Repro Alnarp will handle the distribution of theses for doctoral students at the LTV faculty.
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