Select Publishing Options
UMass Lowell-ProQuest/UMI offers three levels of electronic publication; graduate students submitting their ETD should choose the level which fits their situation:
1. Open Access $ 95: The first option makes the information freely available worldwide on the Internet (via ProQuest).
2. Traditional Publishing $ 0: This second option means that interested parties must buy the dissertation through ProQuest and enables you to receive royalties based on those purchases.
3. Embargoed: The third option is to embargo the thesis or dissertation for some period of time, usually no longer than 2 years. The university will determine, with guidance from the student and advisor, whether the embargo is for patent (or similar) purposes, and will so designate the ETD as “embargoed for patent/proprietary purposes.”
To embargo a thesis/dissertation, you must have the prior written approval of your graduate program director and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
SCREENSHOTS OF ETD
This step-by-step guide includes screenshots that provide a preview of what you see when you actually submit your document through the ETD portal.
Select the publishing options below that best fit your interests and scholarly publishing obligations. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Consult the Publishing Guides for additional information.
Traditional Publishing Agreement
This Agreement is between the author (Author) and ProQuest LLC, through its ProQuest® Dissertation Publishing business (ProQuest). Under this Agreement, Author grants ProQuest certain rights to preserve, archive and publish the dissertation or thesis, abstract, and index terms (the Work) provided by Author to ProQuest.
You will be asked to AGREE to the terms.
Acknowledgement: I have read, understand and agree to this ProQuest Agreement, including all rights and restrictions included within the publishing option that I have chosen.