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.
The library has guidelines about publishing a dissertation. Please be active well in advance of your public defence. We recommend that you contact the Graduate School (dissertations(at)ulapland.fi) about publishing your dissertation two months before the date of you public defence. By this point, the content of your dissertation should be finalised.
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Doctoral dissertations at the University of Lapland are published mainly electronically, as open access online publications in the Acta electronica Universitatis Lapponiensis series if the publisher is the University of Lapland. 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 candidates. If the doctoral candidate wishes to have extra copies in print format, this can be done on the candidate’s own expense. The University of Lapland covers the expenses of print copies made for the public defence: the doctoral candidate, custos, pre-examiners, the ULapland archive, and the home faculty of the doctoral candidate will each receive a copy.
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.