Follow this list to make sure you have taken into consideration all the stages included in the publishing process of a dissertation. For detailed instructions on each step, see the tabs in this guide.
1. Download the Title page -template and fill in the missing information
2. Send it to your Faculty to make sure that the information is correct
3. Send the Defence of the doctoral dissertation -form, signed Online publishing contract and the title page to the Library along with any permissions to reuse copyrighted articles in your dissertation
4. Make sure you have authorization for your dissertation issued by the Faculty council
5. Submit your work to the printing house by filling in the order form (no later than 5 weeks before the public defence)
6. Accept the proof version of the dissertation
7. Send the articles, if different from the printed book, as PDF files to the library
8. Prepare a press release as instructed
In case you publish your dissertation e.g. in a faculty series, in a series by another publisher or as a self-published book, follow this list to make sure you have taken into consideration all the stages included in the publishing process of a dissertation.
Send your doctoral dissertation well in time to the Printing House (about five weeks) and agree on the delivery of the proof and schedule of printing.
The doctoral dissertation must be exhibited 10 days before the public defence. Please make sure that you deliver them yourself or ask the Printing House to deliver the necessary copies of your doctoral theses in time to the faculty and library. If your dissertation is published in the Tampere University Dissertations -series the books are automatically delivered to the faculty and the library by the Printing House.
The delivery addresses and required number of copies can be found on the Number of copies and Delivery Addresses page.
Proportion of Open Access theses at Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).
Source: TamPub, TUT Dpub, TUTCRIS, Theseus, Finna. 2/2019
Start by filling in the Title page -template and have it checked in your faculty to make sure all affiliations, titles and universities are correct.
Then fill in and submit The defence of the doctoral dissertation -form.
Send the checked title pages, signed Online publishing contract (below), the article permissions and the article list by email to email@example.com. The library adds the ISBN and ISSN numbers to the title pages and sends the pages back to you (1-3 business days).
After the dissertation has been printed the library saves your doctoral dissertation on the University institutional repository Trepo. You will get instructions on how to publish your dissertation online.
The printing house sends an archivable (PDF/A) version of the dissertation to the library. It is identical with the printed doctoral dissertation. The dissertation is archived in a closed collection that can be read from a library reading terminal without the possibility to print or copy.
Tampere University requires doctoral candidates to publish their dissertation openly in the University institutional repository Trepo, unless the terms of an external publisher preclude it. For open publishing, the doctoral candidate must request permission from the publishers of the articles attached to the dissertation. Read more on the Permissions to Publish page.
Provided that the terms of the original publisher allow it, articles included in the dissertation can be published online. If you do not have permission to publish the article in electronic form as part of the dissertation, it will be omitted from the PDF file before saving it on Trepo.
If your dissertation is self-published, you can get the ISBN -number from the Finnish ISBN service.
However*, for the online version published in the institutional repository of Tampere University, Trepo, you will receive an ISBN by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-published dissertations do not receive the serial numbers of the Tampere University Dissertations -series. (*An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and format of a publication. For example, an e-book and a printed paperback edition of the same work will each have a different ISBN.)
Deliver the printed dissertation to the Faculty and to the Library " copies) no later than 10 days before the public defence.
An online version of the dissertation will be published on the University institutional repository Trepo unless it is not permitted by the external publisher.
All dissertations of Tampere University should be submitted to the library as an archivable (PDF/A) dissertation with the same content as in the printed dissertation. The dissertation is archived in a closed collection that can be read from a library reading terminal without the possibility to print or copy.