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Thesis & Dissertation Publishing: Publish /Upload with ProQuest

This guide provides information and instruction on how to establish an account with ProQuest to publish a thesis or dissertation written at the University of Wyoming.

What is ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global?

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is an abstracting database that offers access to 5 million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1637 to the present day together with over 2.7 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Over 200,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

Uploading Your Thesis or Dissertation

The University of Wyoming has an agreement with ProQuest to publish dissertations and theses by UW graduate students. The following link will take you to the ProQuest ETD Administrator website for the University of Wyoming. You need to establish an account on this site.

You may create your ProQuest ETD account before you are ready to publish. Be sure to remember your log-on information for when you return to the website to upload your document.

Thoroughly and carefully read the instructions for each page. Probably the biggest decision that you must make is your choice of ProQuest copyright option, i.e., whether to publish your work as open access or in the traditional manner. You must also make decisions on which specific subject areas you want your research cataloged under, as well as which keywords/search terms you want associated with your research. You must also provide payment at the time of uploading if you have selected any options that require payment.

Proper formatting of your uploaded document is critical to ensure timely publication. Take the time to ensure that formatting for page numbering, front matter, back matter, and chapters is correct. If you have questions, refer to the help documents provided on the website and the UW guidelines for theses and dissertations. Your department and/or adviser is another source of help and information.

Your document will need to be saved in a PDF format (with embedded fonts). Use the "Save As" function in Word (or another word processing software system) prior to uploading, or use the file conversion tool within ProQuest ETD.

Once you submit your dissertation, the ETD Administrator will review your submission for formatting and other quality control issues. The final submittal to the ProQuest Dissertation & Theses database will take place after your graduation.

The ProQuest publishing process can take 8 to 12 weeks or more to complete. You will receive an email from ProQuest when your dissertation or thesis is published in the database.

ProQuest ETD Submission Video

Considerations about Your Dissertation or Thesis