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Prepare for Submission and Publication

We strongly recommend that you consider several publication issues as you are writing your manuscript and before submitting it to the GW ProQuest ETD Administrator site. To assist you in making these decisions for your thesis or dissertation, this website provides basic information on:

Additional Resources:


Summarizes submission deadlines and requirements, University formatting requirements, and publishing options with ProQuest.



Covers general information on copyright, publishing agreements, using previously published works in your ETD, ETD licensing and agreements, and open access.


ProQuest Student Submission Support

Provides an overview for submitting your ETD, revising your submission, the status of your submission, and decisions regarding manuscript submission.


Resources & Guidelines - The George Washington University

Additional resources on these topics are provided on the GW ProQuest ETD Administrator website.