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Submitting and publishing your thesis: Good to know before the submission

Publicity and visibility of your thesis

Accepted thesis is a public document.

  • Your thesis can't include any secret information. Possible secret or other ways separate material won't be archived by the university.
  • Thesis must be written so that it is public in any way.
  • Thesis will come public after it has been accepted.

All theses will be submitted and archived in electronic form. According to the open science statement of the Tampere University all theses will be available online unless prohibited by the term of an external publisher.

When submitting your thesis in Trepo you have to choose the visibility of your thesis:

  • Open access through the internet (recommendation of the University)
  • Limited access in the library's theses access point (Linna, Hervanta, Arvo) with no printing or saving possibilities (minimum requirement for all theses)

Check these before submitting your thesis to evaluation

Checklist for students before submitting the thesis:

  • Copyright - make sure you have the right to use all the materials (for example pictures, notes, photos) in the online version of your thesis.
  • Remove your personal information (student number, address, phone number, contact information in the appendix) and other information you don't want to be published online.
  • Remove incorrect information in Description field. In case you have got the thesis template from someone else, make sure who's name is in the Description field.
  • Your thesis is made according to the instructions of the university, also the title and the abstract page.
  • You are submitting the right version of the thesis and you have got the permission to submit the thesis from your supervisor.
  • Your thesis has gone through the Turnitin check.
  • The file is in PDF/A -format (normal PDF file is not enough). Take a look at PDF/A guide or if you still have problems contact

Open Access theses at Tampere Universities


Proportion of Open Access theses at Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).

Source: Trepo, Theseus. 3/2020

Muuntaja -service in use

Muuntaja -service for converting PDF/A format

We have now opened the Muuntaja -service for converting theses in PDF/A format. With the help of Muuntaja -service you can easily convert your thesis in PDF/A format. Read more and test the service in You can log in to the service with your Tuni account.

Contact information

Library contact information


Eila Kiuru

Tapani Lehtilä

Anu Alho

Tampere University

Tampere University Tampere University of Applied
Sciences (TAMK)



Make sure, your thesis is in PDF/A –format when submitting the thesis!

Take a look at PDF/A guide or if you still have problems contact

Cover and abstract of the thesis, other instructions

Use this template for the cover and abstract page of your thesis.

Students of architecture must follow the templates where applicable (for example the information on the cover and abstract)

Other instructions on thesis

University's general instructions on thesis can be found in student's guide. You can find for example faculties instructions on student's guide.

Paper copies

University archives all the theses in electronic form. In case you want a paper copy of your thesis for your own purposes, you can use for example these printing houses: