There are two publishing options in ProQuest: traditional publishing and more open access. When you publish your graduation thesis with ProQuest/UMI, you sign a contract form that grants ProQuest/UMI a non-exclusive license for the duplication and distribution of your graduation thesis and for the publication of the summary you are preparing. You retain the copyright to your PhD. ProQuest prepares a microfilm copy of the thesis to ensure that your work is always accessible as technology evolves. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing has published theses and theses since 1938. During this period, they published more than 2 million graduate students worldwide. They have more than 700 active university publishing partners and publish more than 70,000 new graduates each year. In addition to the publication, they provide access to graduate works held in thousands of libraries around the world by the service, now known as ProQuest Theses and Theses (PQDT) and formerly known as Thesis Abstracts. In the following table, you`ll find a comparison of the benefits of traditional ProQuest and Open Access Publishing PLUS publishing services. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is the world`s largest collection of theses and theses. It provides access to more than 4 million works by graduates from 1861 to the present day.
PQDT Global – ProQuest Dissertations – Theses Global Database If you submit your thesis to the publication of a magazine or book publisher or if your thesis has already been accepted for publication, you may want to consider an embargo option, i.e. a deferred publication in which ProQuest does not make your work available for a certain period of time. The relationship between you and ProQuest Dissertation Publishing (PQDP) is that of the author and publisher. The graduate MC office will help you as an intermediary. This LibGuide provides you with the information you need to send your manuscript to PQDP for publication. ProQuest/UMI maintains partnerships with more than 700 universities and distributes and archives each year more than 90,000 new works by graduates who make the works available via library subscription and purchase databases. ProQuest/UMI is currently the most important thesis and thesis subscription resource and is used by scientists around the world. ProQuest/UMI is also the Library of Congress Offsite Digital Repository for doctoral theses and theses. Registration of your doctoral thesis in copyright law is optional. For help, please contact Jessica Scott, graduate program manager, at JLSCOTT@salisbury.edu.