Some students and faculty fear that making their ETD open access will have a negative impact on publishing the thesis, or works derived from the thesis. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding this issue. This page links to reliable research and analysis about publishing issues, copyright, and ETDs.
If you would have a resource that should be included on this page, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have run into a ETD-related publishing issue that you are unable to solve, please post it on the ETD Forum.
- Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Findings from a 2011 Survey of Academic Publishers, Marisa L. Ramirez, Joan T. Dalton, Gail McMillan, Max Read and Nancy H. Seamans, C&RL, July 2013, 74 (4)
- Open Access for ETDs by Peter Suber (2010)
- Guidance for Students Curious about Placing ETDs in a Digital Library Available to the Web by Colin Day (1997)