While the staff in the Mullen Library or the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Dean of Graduate Studies cannot provide advice regarding the need for or proper length of embargoes, we are committed to working with you to ensure that your need for an embargo is met.Please contact the Graduate Studies office at [email protected] the Mullen Library staff at edu/form/if you need to discuss a longer embargo period.Are there special concerns that I need to be aware of when submitting a dissertation to an online environment such as Pro Quest and [email protected]?
If you are in doubt about the future publication of your dissertation, you may want to consider an embargo period, during which your dissertation is saved in Pro Quest or [email protected] but not available for public view.
The [email protected] Submission Copyright Statement asks you, the author, to confirm that you are the copyright holder and that you have obtained any necessary permissions for any third-party material included in the thesis or dissertation.
In addition, if portions of your dissertation were previously published, the agreement confirms that you have retained the rights to place this material online. An embargo is a period of time during which your dissertation is saved in Pro Quest or [email protected] but is not available for worldwide distribution.
An embargo may be used to balance publishers’ interests in being the first to publish scholarly books or articles, while also ensuring that scholarship is accessible to the general public within a reasonable period of time.
During the embargo the abstract and metadata for your submission can be made public while the full text remains hidden.