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DNP project guide: Submitting to ProQuest

What is ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global?

 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is the largest collection of dissertations and theses in the world.  
It offers access to over 4 million graduate works from 1861 to the present day. 

Submitting your DNP project to ProQuest

You can submit your project to ProQuest via the ProQuest ETD Administrator, a unique site for students that will guide you through uploading your manuscript. The submission process is easy and free to you.

ETD Administrator tutorial videos

ETD Administrator FAQs

Note: Jessica Scott, Graduate Program Manager, reviews and approves the submission of students’ projects to ProQuest. Contact Jessica Scott at; 410-548-5395 or ext. 85395 regarding the status of your submission to ProQuest. 

ProQuest and embargo options

If you are submitting your project for publication or if your project is already accepted for publication, you may want to consider an embargo option, i.e. a delayed release, during which ProQuest will make your work unavailable for a certain period of time. 

Registering for copyright

Registering your DNP project for copyright is optional.

ProQuest publishing options

Traditional publishing

  • Citation information for your project will be available in the subscription-based ProQuest Dissertation & Theses database as well as subject specific databases that purchase information from ProQuest.
  • The full text of your project will only be available to those institutions that subscribe to the ProQuest Dissertation & Theses database 
  • You will receive royalties on any purchases of your project
  • There is no fee associated with the traditional publishing option

Open access publishing PLUS

  • The full text and information about your project will be available through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses subscription database and freely available through the PQDTOpen platform
  • You will not receive royalties on any purchases of your project
  • You will pay a one-time fee of $95.00 to publish your project in an open access format


See the chart below to compare the benefits of ProQuest's traditional publishing services
and Open Access Publishing PLUS.

ProQuest fees

  • Traditional publishing: free
  • Open access publishing: $95.00 (paid directly to ProQuest at the time of submission)
  • Registering for copyright: $55.00 (paid directly to ProQuest at the time of submission)