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Of interest to: staff and students.

Alternative Format Theses are also known as integrated submissions, article-based theses, theses by/with publications or portfolios with papers. If you are considering submitting an Alternative Format Thesis, or are supervising students who will be submitting an Alternative Format Thesis, this session will help you understand the requirements and the processes involved.

The session will answer the following questions:

  • What is an alternative format thesis and how should it be formatted?
  • Which doctoral programmes offer the option to students to submit an alternative format thesis?
  • When publishing research papers, what are document versions and why is this important?
  • Which versions of my papers can I include?
  • When do/don’t I need publisher permission to include papers?
  • How do I indicate that I have permission to include research papers?
  • What are Creative Commons licenses?
  • Post award, how do I submit my thesis to Pure, the University’s public-facing research portal?

The session will deliver the following outcome. Attendees will understand:

  • What an alternative format thesis is and how it should be formatted;
  • Where to find guidance materials and regulations for Alternative format theses;
  • The processes of writing and compiling the thesis and the different document versions referred to in the process;
  • Creative commons Open Access licenses: author/reader rights in relation to these; how to apply them to your work;
  • Publisher/author copyright and publisher/author rights in relation to your research publications;
  • When it is necessary to seek publisher permission to re-use an article and how to do this;
  • How to complete the ‘Statement of Authorship’ form and where to include it in the thesis;
  • How to submit a thesis to Pure, and the process of publishing it online via the University’s public-facing research portal and the British Library’s eTHos service.

Please note that this session does not give advice on writing the content of your thesis. Advice about this should be obtained from your supervisor(s) or the Doctoral College.
If you would like to leave feedback on this session, please go to Information Skills For Researchers: Library Feedback Survey 2022-23. Thank you.


OPTION – Alternative Format Theses: issues and challenges

Date(s) - 17/11/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Not applicable – WEBINAR

Event Speaker/Organiser: Cath Borwick, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Course Code: RP00623
Topic: Theses
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: N/A
Target Audience: All Staff (Academic/Professional Services)

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