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Submit and Publish Your Thesis

Review and Release

After you submit your thesis to the ProQuest repository, the staff in the Program Completion Offices (Masters and Doctoral) will review the formatting of your thesis. Your thesis will remain on the submission site until it is released to ProQuest following convocation, unless you have placed an embargo on your thesis.

Theses will be transferred automatically from ProQuest to form part of the Doctoral and Masters Theses collections on TSpace and to be archived by the Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Further details on the repositories that will host your thesis:

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is a commercial subscription-based database. You sign a non-exclusive license. You may be entitled to royalties of 10% of sales of your work payable if they reach $25.00 CAD.
  • TSpace is U of T’s open access research repository. You sign a non-exclusive non-commercial license. Your thesis will have a permanent URL and will be discoverable via Google/Google Scholar etc.
  • LAC Thesis Portal is a national repository of these run by the Library and Archives Canada. Your non-exclusive non-commercial license for LAC is part of your TSpace license.

The review and release process follows these steps:

Thesis submission process. Description below

The review and release process graph description:

  • Committee approves final thesis draft
  • Defence
  • Corrections made and reviewed
  • ProQuest submission
  • Convocation
  • Release in ProQuest (released after embargo if embargo requested)
  • Release in TSpace (released after embargo if embargo requested)
  • Release in LAC (released after embargo if embargo requested)