General

Who is Dissertation.com? Why should I publish my work here? What if it is already available
in my university archives or through Proquest?

Acquisition Policy

Are all proposals accepted? Do you publish all disciplines?

Sales & Marketing

How is my dissertation marketed? How many copies will be sold? How much money will I make?

General Questions

What is Dissertation.com? Dissertation.com was established in 1997 to provide students, researchers, and the general public with low cost access to important academic work. Since then, we have made hundreds of dissertations available online and through thousands of booksellers. To find out more about us, click Who we are.

Should I publish with Dissertation.com? Publishing with Dissertation.com will make the full text of your thesis or dissertation easy for others to find and obtain. We assign our publisher's ISBN number to each dissertation so it can be disseminated in bookselling channels. The full text of each document is made available to major search engines so it can be fully indexed. Once posted at our website, your dissertation will get top Internet placement. If you opt for a paperback edition, you may purchase low cost copies for personal use and promotion. Once published, your work is automatically nominated for our annual Excellence Award.

What if my dissertation is already available online at my university archives or through Proquest? We can publish your thesis or dissertation even if it is already available elsewhere, unless you relinquished this right to another publisher.

Acquisition Policy

Are all proposals accepted? No, not all theses or dissertations are accepted for publication. We select a handful of the best dissertations each month for publication based on the following criteria:

  • The value of your research to others. Does your dissertation make a useful contribution to the canon of knowledge in its discipline?
  • The quality of your writing. Has your manuscript been carefully read for language errors?
  • The layout of your manuscript. Is your manuscript neatly and consistently formatted?
  • The reputation of your university/institution. Is your institution known to have a history of producing good scholarship?

Do we publish work from all disciplines? We publish most areas of academic research, except for business and educational leadership.

Sales & Royalties?

How will my work be marketed?

  • All dissertations are assigned an ISBN number so they may be distributed in bookselling channels.
  • The full text of each document is made available to major search engines so it can be fully indexed.
  • A webpage is created for each dissertation where the author may post contact information and additional details about the work.
  • Once posted at our website, your dissertation will get top Internet placement.

If published in paperback . . .

  • Your dissertation will be available at thousands of booksellers such as Amazon.com.
  • Multiple distribution and reproduction facilities in the United States and Europe provide availability to booksellers on the global scale. Large scale distribution provided by arrangement with top book distributors Ingram Book Company and Baker & Taylor in the US, and Bertrams in Europe.
How many copies will be sold? Most dissertations sell five to ten copies per year, others sell more frequently. It depends on the amont of interest in your topic and how often it is cited by others.

How much money will I make? Click here for royalty details.

Formatting Details

Submit your thesis as a single file, exactly as it should appear in print. Do not indent the binding edge. It is best to center the page numbers or align them on the outside edge of each page so they appear properly when the book pages are printed on both sides.

Submissions formatted for a page size larger than 7.44" x 9.69" will be reduced to fit. (Reduction from 8.5" x 11" to 7.44" x 9.69" is 12.5%). Fonts, margins, and everything else will be automatically scaled down to fit.

Submitting as a PDF file speeds the publication process because it ensures that no formatting changes occur when the files are prepared for reproduction. The PDF file must have all the fonts properly embedded. Files submitted in PDF format should not be optically scanned, but created directly from the your word processing document file. Be sure to select the "Embed All Fonts" option when converting to PDF format from your word processing program.

Although the on-line ebook edition may be rendered in color, colors in the printed paper edition are transformed to shades of gray. Sometimes red appears almost black when printed in black and white, so be careful when using color for figures and charts. Graphics contained in the book or submitted for cover art should be at least 300 dpi at actual size.


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