Publishing a dissertation
The process of your manuscript to become a published doctoral dissertation can take several months, even up to nine months. This is due to some factors influencing the process that are not dependent on the doctoral candidate or the supervisor.
Please be active well in advance of your public defence and familiarize yourself with the guidelines and process of publishing a dissertation. We recommend that you contact the Doctoral School (dissertations(at)ulapland.fi) about publishing your dissertation three months before the date of you public defence.
Doctoral dissertations at the University of Lapland are published mainly electronically in our own Acta electronica Universitatis Lapponiensis series. The publishing platform is the Lauda repository which is the institutional repository of the University of Lapland. Publishing a dissertation in electronic format is free of charge for ULapland doctoral researchers and the university offers you the layout and standard cover design. The University of Lapland covers the expenses of print copies made for the public defence: the doctoral researcher, custos, pre-examiners, and the home faculty of the doctoral researcher will each receive a copy. If the doctoral researcher wishes to have extra copies in print format, this can be done on the their own expense. The print copies of the dissertation are no publications but copies of the electronic publication.
Your dissertation must be published at least ten (10) days prior to the public defence. This is also when your electronic dissertation is put on public display on the ULapland front page, and a print copy is delivered to the main hall of the ULapland main building (address: Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi). If you are not publishing your dissertation electronically, only a print version will be put on public display.
If you are graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design and your dissertation includes an artistic production, a series of productions, a product development project or their recording, you must announce the location for viewing at least ten (10) days prior to the public defence.
See the guidelines for publishing >
Template for an article-based dissertation >