Publishing the dissertation

How do you publish your dissertation?

Publishing a dissertation

Dissertations can be published, for example, in

  • the University of Jyväskylä research series
  • departmental research series
  • other scientific publication series
  • through a commercial publisher
  • as an online publication
  • as an author’s edition
  • as a handout

Most dissertations completed at the University of Jyväskylä are published in the following six University of Jyväskylä research series:

  • Jyväskylä Studies in Biological and Environmental Science
  • Jyväskylä Studies in Business and Economics
  • Jyväskylä Studies in Computing
  • Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities
  • Jyväskylä Studies in Education, Psychology and Social Research
  • Studies in Sport, Physical Education and Health

Publishing in the University research series

Publishing in the University research series is coordinated by the Publishing Unit of the Open Science Centre (former Jyväskylä University Library). The research series include both monographs and article-based dissertations.

Dissertations are published electronically on the University JYX digital archive. Printed versions of dissertations are usually also available.

Parallel publishing of the articles included in the dissertation

The University of Jyväskylä requires open self archiving (i.e. parallel publishing) of articles authored by the researchers of JYU. Therefore, doctoral students as well must have a permission from the publishers to include their articles (published and accepted) in both the electronically published and the printed versions of the dissertation.

More information about parallel publishing of articles (e.g. templates for asking permission for parallel publishing) is available at University’s open access website. You can also contact the Publishing Unit.

Publication process

Publishing in a Jyväskylä University research series is free of charge for the doctoral candidate, if the material has been prepared using the dissertation template. The Publishing Unit will answer questions related to dissertation layout and use of the template. Moreover, the Publishing Unit finalises the dissertation for publication and supervises its printing. Authors can also buy dissertation layout services at the Publishing Unit.

Materials produced for the dissertation in compliance with instructions must be submitted to the Publishing Unit a month before the public defence date, at the latest. Before this, the author must have received a permission to defend the dissertation from the faculty and an agreement from the scientific editor of the University research series.


Forms (pdf)