Digitise your dissertation

If you defended your thesis at Uppsala University during the period 1973–2003, you can now have your doctoral thesis converted into electronic form and make your research available through open access for colleagues and other interested readers around the world.

Uppsala University Library is turning 400 and is celebrating this anniversary by converting 400 doctoral dissertations into electronic form so that their complete texts are freely available in DiVA. The dissertations will also become searchable in LIBRIS, SwePub, Google Scholar and other databases. Open access is based on the idea that publicly funded research should be free to read and download so that the results are freely reusable, while the author retains the copyright.

“The University Library has worked for many years to make all theses and dissertations published at Uppsala University since 1602 available through open access. Now we would like to reach everyone who has published theses relatively recently, but that have not been available electronically,” says Carina Bromark, digitisation coordinator at Uppsala University Library.

The UUB400 anniversary celebrations are highlighting the past, present and future of the library. It is important to make its collections accessible, but perhaps particularly important to make the research conducted at Uppsala University accessible. Digitising dissertations is offered at no cost.
For compilation theses, we will only digitise the comprehensive summary.

How to make it happen

Download the form required to give permission to digitise and publish your doctoral thesis.

Print the form, fill it in and sign it to grant permission. Scan or take a photo of the form and email it to: ask.library@ub.uu.se

The library will contact you once the dissertation has been published.

Read more about the library’s digitisation of dissertations from Uppsala University published during the period 1602–1855.

Read more about DiVA (Academic Archive Online).

If you have any questions, please contact ask.library@ub.uu.se.

Last modified: 2022-07-26