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Thesis / Dissertation Formatting Manual

This guide contains information about the formatting and submission of your graduate thesis or dissertation research project.

Copyright Page

  • You should include a copyright statement for yourself for this manuscript.
  • If any portion of your manuscript has been previously published (by you or by another author), you must list the copyright holders.
  • If a copyright statement is not being included, insert a blank page as a substitute. The UCI Libraries strongly recommends that you include a copyright statement.
  • Please read the Copyrighted Materials sections (found in the tabs on the left-hand side of this page) for more information.



Here is an example Copyright Page. If you need to list other copyright holders for other material included in your manuscript, those should be listed above your copyright for your graduate manuscript.


Here is an example of what a copyright page might look like if you have chapters that were previously published in other journals:

Copyright page with previously published materials