Publishing Your Doctoral Dissertation in ProQuest


You’ve finally finished your dissertation. Your committee has passed it, and everyone can call you Doctor; so what do you do with all the information in that large document? You tell the world about it by publishing your dissertation as a book. Have you thought of publishing in ProQuest? This blog will explain how and why to do this.

The most popular and easiest way to publish your dissertation or master’s thesis is through ProQuest Information and Learning and UMI. Once your work is in the public domain, it can be searched through all the major research databases. Also, other researchers will be citing your work, just as you have cited others.

Publishing in ProQuest

There are various ways to send your dissertation to ProQuest, but only one set of submission papers and rules to follow. If you do not submit these with your dissertation, it delays acceptance of your work. The process is very simple, and the ProQuest website gives you all the information for doing this. Please note that there is a fee for this service. There are various levels of privacy so you can choose the one that suits you best.

Why do this? It opens up your doctoral research to other researchers, not just in your field, but also in related fields. It then allows other graduate students to see and use your work to help them with theirs in the same way that other articles and dissertations helped you – as dissertations are famous for grad-based studies. If you do not publish your thesis, you can only be cited as an “unpublished manuscript.” It may then deter others from using your methods and results.

So by using our dissertation editing service, our dissertation editors at FirstEditing will ensure that your dissertation or thesis is of the utmost quality, such that it may be published in ProQuest for your peers to be able to cite you in their articles and journal papers.

Originally posted 8/26/2010 and happily updated 10/29/2017. Thanks for reading!

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