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Publishing your doctoral dissertation

If you obtain a doctorate, you must submit your dissertation to the Leiden Repository. Please take the following steps to submit your preliminary dissertation.

You submit a digital version of your dissertation at least three weeks before the ceremony. You must also hand in four copies of the printed thesis at the Leiden University Libraries (UBL) for the university's archive. To submit the dissertation, please use the following two appendices:

  • Appendix 4: Licensing agreement for the inclusion of the dissertation in the Leiden University Institutional Repository. 

    This is the licence agreement in which you grant the University the non-exclusive worldwide rights to publish your dissertation electronically. The University will make clear that you are the author or owner of the work, and will not make any changes to your work other than what is permissible through this licence.
  • Appendix 4a: Upload dissertation to the Library for the benefit of the Institutional Repository (IR) of the University

    On this webform you enter your personal details and provide a summary of your dissertation. You also include the ISBN of your dissertation. If you want, you can add a number of keywords and a list of published articles.

More information

You can find the precise steps and the appendices on the UBL website.

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