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E-Theses at Swansea University

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About E-Theses at Swansea University

The Library is pleased to offer 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 will be required to provide an electronic open access version of their PhD upon successful completion of their studies. All other postgraduates who wish to provide an open access e-version of their PhD are strongly encouraged to do so. 

  • From 2017/18, 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.
  • An author’s deposit agreement is required before we allow public release of the full-text e-version via Cronfa, the institutional repository.
  • Electronic deposit in Cronfa complies with the 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.

 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.

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.

As well as the information available in this Library Guide, the Library Research Support team run training sessions where we address the issues relating to providing a full text e-thesis for the institutional repository. The library participates in the university skills development programme for postgraduates and we offer guidance for e-thesis deposit via email or 1-2-1 support.

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