|***PLEASE NOTE: there is no way of making your submitted manuscript "dark"; regardless of if you submit your manuscript on paper to the Archives, or electronically to ProQuest, your manuscript will be discoverable to researchers. If you have questions or concerns, please email email@example.com|
The submission process is slightly altered due to the pandemic. If you are submitting your manuscript electronically (recommended), the submission process with the Libraries is exactly the same: you submit to ProQuest and wait for the acceptance email from the Libraries. Once you have the acceptance email, all of your forms are submitted via email to Graduate Division (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are planning to submit a paper version of your manuscript, please email email@example.com.
If your manuscript is received more than 48 hours prior to the filing deadline, staff at the UCI Libraries will review your manuscript for the following:
Library staff will either accept the manuscript, confirming its compliance with formatting guidelines, or return the manuscript to the student with requests for specific revisions.
|***PLEASE NOTE: Theses or dissertations received less than 48 hours prior to the 5pm filing deadline will be accepted as-is without review, and consequently run the risk of being published permanently with errors.|
***Your manuscript review may take up to 2 business days to complete.***
Electronic submission of your manuscript is done through ProQuest. The acceptance email that you must print out as part of your final degree paperwork will be sent from the UCI Libraries via the ProQuest system.
|***PLEASE NOTE: all ProQuest submissions are processed in order of receipt. Each submission (and resubmission) is subject to a 48 business hour processing time. We cannot rush or expedite any submission reviews.|
Paper submission of your thesis/dissertation must be done in-person and with a scheduled appointment. At your appointment, if your manuscript is accepted, you will receive a signed Dissertation-Thesis Approval Form. This form must be submitted as part of your final degree paperwork.
Required at your submission appointment:
All approved thesis/dissertation manuscripts completed by UCI students automatically become available for public access and circulation as part of the UC Irvine Libraries collection. Theses and dissertations submitted electronically will be available via Library Search, with a link to the full text in eScholarship. You have an option to delay access through an embargo request process.
Dissertations are published by ProQuest Dissertations or another designated firm approved by UCI that makes dissertations available worldwide through an online index.
The time needed for cataloging and various other processes for electronic publishing varies; allow a minimum of five months for the entire process from submission of your manuscript to UCI Libraries to the time your manuscript is available for viewing.
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