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Thesis Preparation Guide: Publishing - 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. For more information about this collection, click here. To search this collection, click on the link below.

Top reasons to submit your thesis to ProQuest

  • Make your scholarship available to researchers worldwide
  • Increase the visibility and impact of your research
  • Preserve your work for long-term access (even when technology changes!)
  • Jump start your publishing career by publishing your research in the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world

How to submit your thesis to ProQuest

You can submit your thesis 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.

For assistance, contact Jessica Scott, Graduate Program Manager, at

ETD Administrator tutorial videos

ETD Administrator FAQs

ProQuest publishing options

There are two publishing options in ProQuest:
traditional publishing and open access PLUS.

Traditional publishing:

  • Citation information for your thesis 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 thesis will only be available to those institutions that subscribe to the ProQuest Dissertation & Theses database 
  • You will receive royalties on any purchases of your thesis
  • There is no fee associated with the traditional publishing option

Open access publishing PLUS:

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

To compare the benefits of ProQuest's traditional publishing services and Open Access Publishing Plus,
see this chart.  

ProQuest embargo options

If you are submitting your thesis to a journal for publication or if your thesis is 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 thesis for copyright

is optional.

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)