You have two options for submitting your manuscript to the UCI Libraries:
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 UC Library Search, with a link to the full text in eScholarship. Dissertations are also published by ProQuest or another designated firm approved by UCI that makes dissertations available worldwide through an online index.
You have an option to delay access through an embargo request process.
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.