The Library offers a mediated E-Theses deposit service for Swansea University PhD theses.
This is an official service in association with Academic Services.
From October 2017, all new PhD and professional doctorate students are required to provide an electronic open access version of their PhD upon successful completion of their studies.
- There is an expectation that the full-text e-version of all completed PhDs are deposited in the Research Information System (RIS) for preservation as an institutional record. This is in addition to the usual requirement for paper copies.
- The E-Thesis will be added by the repository administrator to Cronfa. Library-mediated final publication will facilitate version control checks, third party content copyright compliance and technical deposit checks.
- An author’s deposit agreement is required before we allow public release of the full-text e-version via Cronfa, the institutional repository.
- The full-text version of the thesis will be made available online in accordance with any conditions stipulated on the E-Thesis deposit agreement form. The bibliographic record and abstract will be made immediately available.
- The author as copyright owner grants Swansea University a license to store a copy of their work and are free to publish the thesis elsewhere.
- Electronic deposit in Cronfa complies with the UKRI (RCUK) open access policy for training grants and research data policies. Individuals in receipt of a training grant are required to make an open access version available in a repository within 12 months of completion.
- All other postgraduates who wish to provide an open access e-version of their PhD or M.Phil. are strongly encouraged to do so.
To choose which deposit option is most appropriate for you, consider:
- the requirements of any funding you have received to study
- copyright issues, e.g. if your thesis contains third party content
- sensitive or commercial considerations
- and review the level of access you wish others to have to your thesis
An open access e-thesis:
- Provides a scholarly work that is available online, free of charge to the end user.
- Allows the end-user to share a digital edition and to reuse the content provided they attribute the original author. We will mint a unique DOI, or Digital Object Identifier to permanently identify your thesis and link to it on the web.
As well as the information available in this Library Guide, the Library Research Support team run training sessions to address the issues relating to providing a full text e-thesis for the institutional repository. The library is able to offer guidance for e-thesis deposit via email or 1-2-1 support.