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Open Access Publishing

Open Access Publishing Decision Tree

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  • The bibliographic data, abstract (as entered in the ProQuest ETD Administrator) and full text of your work are freely accessible to anyone with a computer to read, download, or print through ProQuest and the Washington Research Library Consortium Catalog.
  • There is a one-time publishing fee of $95.00 payable directly to ProQuest at the time of submission to the ETD Administrator Website.

Publication Release Options: (choose one)

Immediate Release:

  • The bibliographic data, abstract (as entered in the ProQuest ETD Website), and full text are displayed in the ProQuest database and the Washington Research Library Consortium Catalog upon publication.

Delayed Release:

  • The bibliographic information and abstract (as entered in the ProQuest ETD Administrator) will be displayed in the ProQuest database and the Washington Research Library Consortium Catalog.
  • Release of the full text may be delayed for 6 months, 1 year or 2 years in both the ProQuest database and the Washington Research Library Consortium Catalog.
  • Authors will be provided a calculated release date in the email notification when the submission has been delivered to ProQuest and when it been published.

Search Engine Access: (choose one)

  • Make your work discoverable by major search engines: ie. Google, Yahoo!, etc. (See Search Engines and Your Dissertation for more information.)
  • Do not make your work discoverable by major search engines

Sales: 

  • A copy of your work may be purchased through ProQuest, but the author is not eligible to earn royalties.
  • The author may restrict the sale of their manuscript by contacting ProQuest directly. 
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