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Thesis Submission

How to prepare and complete submission of your final thesis to Flinders University

Open Access

Unless otherwise approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (or nominee) in accordance with the provisions of Clause 14 (Appendix F: Rules for Higher Degree Research Theses), theses accepted for the award of a degree and uploaded to the University’s digital repository shall be available for open access.

You may request to restrict access to your thesis for a period of up to 36 months at the point of thesis submission.

Retrospective submission of Flinders higher degree theses to the digital repository is welcomed, please contact us at eResearch@flinders.edu.au for instructions.

 The advantages of Open Access to your thesis include:

  • The research has a global audience, and students gain world wide exposure and recognition
  • More immediate access to research findings is available 
  • Access is independent of time, place and computer system/platform
  • Theses are protected from physical damage or loss

There are no costs involved in making your thesis available to a global audience.


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