Depositing/Publishing Your Dissertation

Depositing/Publishing Your Dissertation

Carnegie Mellon encourages you to think carefully about how you want your dissertation to be discovered and disseminated and whether you need to register your copyright.  There is no one-size-fits-all recommendation.  You should understand the tradeoffs and make informed choices based on your needs and preferences.

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Publishing CMU Dissertations: Options, Pros and Cons [.pdf]

Decisions to make

Online publishing
Print distribution
Discovering your dissertation
Open or restricted access
Immediate or delayed access
Supplementary materials
Re-use rights
Usage reports
FAQ about Research Showcase


Determining copyright ownership
Copyright issues related to the publication of dissertation [pdf]
Copyright permissions
Registering copyright

Ordering bound copies

Submission procedures

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