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Instructions

Depositing and publishing your thesis in digital format

Faculty of Science

With the help of this guide you can save your thesis in E-thesis as a PDF file. For more information on publishing your thesis, please see the the links at the bottom of the page.

1. Convert your thesis to a single PDF file (also including the abstract page/s), name the file (no scands or other special characters), and save it.

2. Log on to the thesis form with the University ad-password and proceed as follows:

  • Fill in the information required. If your thesis includes the abstract in several languages, repeat the abstract field.
  • Upload the PDF file of your thesis.
  • If you want your thesis to be published online (via E-thesis), accept the publication agreement.
  • Ensure that everything has been entered correctly, make changes if needed, and finish the saving process.

The thesis is now pending in the system for further processing, which will be completed after the thesis has been accepted by your department.


Archiving and online publishing

If you do not agree with the publication agreement while saving the file, the PDF file of your thesis will be archived so that it can be used only on-location at the library (only the abstract will be available via E-thesis).

If you accept the agreement, your thesis will be freely available online and appears, for example, in Google search results.

Make sure that you have followed good reference practices and have not included copyrighted material without the author's permission.

If you have collaborated with some enterprise or organization in writing your thesis, please contact their representative/s before publishing your work online.

On the benefits of online publishing see this article in Verkkari (in Finnish).

 

If you need help

If you have problems with saving or publishing the thesis, please contact the library:

    tel. 050 318 5086, jari.friman[at]helsinki.fi
 
With problems in converting the PDF file, you can also consult the University HelpDesk (02941 55555).

 

N.B. If you want to submit a Master's thesis which has already been assessed and approved, please fill in the Master's thesis form and send a signed copy of the publishing agreement form (available in Finnish only) to E-thesis. A scanned copy of a signed agreement form can be sent by e-mail as well.

 

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