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Printing and publication

The thesis must be approved by the evaluation committee before it can be printed.

As soon as your dissertation is approved for public defence, contact your PhD coordinator at the faculty to be assigned a dissertation serial number, an ISSN number and an ISBN number. These numbers must be printed on the thesis covers.

The University of Stavanger's official cover and templates for the PhD thesis must be used. The University printery, Attende, located on the university campus, has access to the standardized cover and templates for the PhD thesis, and will print the thesis.

The dissertation must be printed in accordance with the established template. Electronic templates are also available through IT services. Making a correct pdf file can sometimes be very time consuming. A certain number of copies of the completed thesis must be submitted to the PhD coordinator at the faculty:

  • 25 copies at the Faculty of Science and Technology
  • 50 copies at the PhD Programme in Social Sciences
  • 70 copies at the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • 80 copies at the Faculty of Health Sciences

The invoice for the required number of copies can be charged to the faculty. The candidate must pay out of pocket for copies over and above this number.

The University of Stavanger's official cover and templates for the PhD thesis must be used. The University printery, Attende, located on the university campus, has access to the standardized covers and templates for the PhD thesis, and will print the thesis. You have the possibility to choose between a number of different color combinations and designs for the cover. It is possible to use a picture on the cover page. The picture needs to be in high resolution. Make sure you have the rights to use the picture.

The dissertation will be publicly available at the University of Stavanger's library no later than two weeks before the public defense. Attende ensures that two copies of the thesis are submitted to the library.

The doctoral thesis is published electronically in the scientific archive UiS Brage, so that it is publicly accessible, unless there are specific reasons for not doing so, such as significant third-party copyright material that is included in the thesis. The University Library is responsible for both the clarification of the rights of publishers, and obtaining the consent of co-authors, if any. The candidate/author retains the copyright of their thesis, unless they themselves transfer the copyright. A copy of the thesis will be made available during the public defence.